At SACU, our purpose is to serve others – not only our members, but all who call San Antonio home – and this is accomplished through an unwavering support of education at all levels.

The ExCEL Award Program

SACU and KENS 5 joined together in 1999 to recognize and lend support to San Antonio area educators. This partnership came to be known as the ExCEL Award which celebrates innovation in education.  Since then, one teacher from each area school district is recognized annually with a $1,000 check from SACU and a KENS 5 news feature on the difference he or she is making in public education. We’ve honored nineteen of the area’s finest educators with awards totaling $19,000 each year for 16 years, and counting.
Our Latest Winners 
 
Melanie Leija
Harlandale ISD
Frank Tejeda Academy
English
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Jessica Delgado
Southside ISD
Heritage Elementary School
Kindergarten
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2014-2015 ExCEL Award Winners
 
Theresa Beitel
Judson ISD
Kitty Hawk Middle School
Behavior
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Stephanie Sanders
East Central ISD
East Central High School
AP Physics
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Evelia Montemayor
South San Antonio ISD
Kindred Elementary School
3rd Grade Bilingual
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Kathleen Reid
Edgewood ISD
Memorial High School
Social Studies
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Anna Salas
Somerset ISD
Savannah Heights Intermdiate School
Special Needs Education and Development 
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Sandra Swint
Randolph Field ISD
Randolph Elementary School
Pre-K
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Miles Payne
Lackland ISD
Lackland Elementary School
Reading
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Scott Thomas
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
Steele High School
Pre AP and AP Chemistry
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Jennifer Clyne
North East ISD
Harmony Hills Elementary School
Reading
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Veronica Hellamns
Fort Sam Houston ISD
Fort Sam Houston Elementary School
4th Grade
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Christine Bendele
Southwest ISD
McNair Middle School
Math
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Elizabeth Patterson
Comal ISD
Smithson Valley Middle School
Librarian
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Bob Herb
Medina Valley ISD
Medina Valley High School
Practical Writing, Football and Baseball
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Michelle LaFontain
San Antonio ISD
Edison High School                       
History
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Angus McLeod
Alamo Heights ISD
Alamo Heights High School
Choir
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Jennifer Vasquez
Northside ISD
Rawlinson Middle School
History
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Jerry Kasprzak
Boerne ISD
Boerne Middle School South
Science and Boys Sports
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