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 KENS5 joined together in 1999 to recognize local public school teachers for their innovative practices and the differences they are making in the classroom and beyond. Since then, the ExCEL Award program has done just that. Annually, one teacher from each of the 19 area school districts is honored with a $1,000 check from SACU during an on-campus presentation, followed by a news feature on KENS5.
2015-2016 ExCEL Award Winners

Carrie Pullins
Somerset ISD
Somerset High School
AP Statistics, Algebra I Co-teach, Master Teacher, all grades

Edie Hamilton
Randolph Field ISD
Randolph High School
Algebra I & II, 9-12

Emily Duron
Lackland ISD
Virginia Allred Stacey Junior and Senior High School
Principles of Human Services, 9-12

Stephanie Blackmon
Norma Paschal Elementary School

Lynn Bodet
Tejeda Middle School
Math, 8th grade

Roger Montalvo
Fort Sam ISD
Robert G. Cole Middle and High School
Chemistry & Physics, all grades

Alfonso Menchaca
Southwest ISD
Spicewood Park Elementary School
Assistant Principal

Jennine Zepeda
Comal ISD
Timberwood Park Elementary School
Gifted & Talented, all grades
Francine Riedel
Medina Valley ISD
Medina Valley Middle School
A.L.E., all grades
Rachelle Killian
Edgar Allen Poe Middle School
Special Education, all grades

Casey Fallis
Alamo Heights ISD
Alamo Heights Junior School
Art, all grades

Roxanne Brown
Northside ISD
Tom C. Clark High School
Gifted & Talented, all grades
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