Exceptional Houston-Area Teachers Honored and Granted Collective $240,000

The 2016 KETA Award winners with Rich and Nancy Kinder (far left).

Twelve (12) Houston-area school teachers were honored with the Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award and a collective $240,000 at a reception on September 24. Teachers from KIPP Houston Public Schools, YES Prep Public Schools, the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and two Teach for America alumni each received grants of $20,000. See below for video of the respective schools honoring their 2016 KETA winners.

Current and past winners shared their stories and gratitude at the awards dinner. Each acknowledged the influence their own teachers had in shaping their passion for education.

The Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award was established in honor of Edna C. Kinder, who taught special education students in Cape Girardeau, MO. The awards recognize innovative and results-oriented teaching and to raise public awareness of the importance of effective and committed teachers.