GPISD Education Foundation Honors First Beyond the Book Winners

Houston, Texas: Galena Park ISD 's Education Foundation was created and exists to monetarily support students and employees in Galena Park ISD through scholarships and teaching grants. To date, over one million dollars in scholarships and grants have been awarded by the Foundation, and countess employees have been acknowledged at the Annual Dazzling Diamonds Gala, which honors the district's top graduates. The Foundation also seeks to acknowledge other employees who go above and beyond their core duties to teach children and/or support he delivery of education in GPISD. On Thursday, May 19th, for the first time, the Foundation recognized three educators for the first Annual "Beyond the Book" award as a result of their dedication to excellence and for exhibiting the district's mission to lead, learn and serve with passion.

This year's winners were Angela Walker, Havard Elementary Teacher; Laina Barajas, North Shore Senior High School Teacher; and Ruby Chavez, MacArthur Elementary Paraprofessional.


Beyond the Book Award

Pictured: Angela Walker, Havard Elementary Teacher


Beyond the Book Award

Pictured: Laina Barajas, North Shore Senior High School Teacher


Beyond the Book Award

Pictured: Ruby Chavez, MacArthur Elementary Paraprofessional





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