H-E-B honors PfISD educators

March 9, 2017 

Docia Craft
Three Pflugerville ISD educators on Thursday were named finalists for H-E-B education awards.

Pflugerville High School Principal Kirk Wrinkle joined Docia Craft of Murchison Elementary and Sarah Rabe of Pflugerville Elementary as finalists for 2017 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards.

H-E-B officials informed each of them in separate ceremonies Thursday, making announcements in front of students, staff and Pflugerville ISD board members.

Wrinkle, a finalist for the Principal – Secondary Excellence in Education Award, was presented with a pair of checks worth $3,500 – $1,000 for himself and $2,500 for the school.

Craft, Murchison physical education instructor, is a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement – Elementary Excellence in Education Award. She was presented $1,000 for herself and $1,000 for her campus.

Rabe, a fifth-grade teacher at Pflugerville Elementary, is a finalist for the Rising Star – Elementary Excellence in Education Award. She also was presented $1,000 for herself and $1,000 for her campus.

All award finalists will compete for statewide prizes totaling $430,000 and will be invited to an awards gala in Austin May 6-7.

H-E-B officials noted Excellence in Education is the largest monetary awards program for educators in Texas, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators. It was launched in 2002 in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators as a way to support public education in Texas.