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Linda LeDay Named Semifinalist for H-E-B 2017 Teaching Excellence Award
Linda LeDay Named Semifinalist for H-E-B 2017 Teaching Excellence Award

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Linda LeDay
GATE/ESL Teacher
Bañuelos Elementary

Linda LeDay, 4th grade GATE/ESL teacher at Dr. Antonio Bañuelos Elementary School, was named a semifinalist for the 16th annual H-E-B 2017 Excellence in Education Awards. Created in 2002, the awards are designed to honor outstanding public school professionals and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Through this program H-E-B seeks to pay tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same.

“I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education,” said LeDay. “I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world. My philosophy in the classroom is that students always come first. My love for this profession stems from getting to see my children grow and learn on a daily basis.”

This school year, LeDay secured funding for two Buddy Benches for the school playgrounds through Donors Choose. Her students participated in the Wal-Mart’s Green Light for Veterans program, distributing green light bulbs to all veterans and families during the annual Veterans Day program. For Christmas, her students collected more than 60 blankets for Houston San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. She also has received several grants from the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation.

“Our latest projects are Healthy Snacks for Academic Success, Connecting Home with Backpacks and Enhancing Our Butterfly Garden. We designed a class quilt that will be given to a special resident at Baytown Nursing and Rehab Center thanks to Ms. Monte Horner for guiding my students and sewing our quilt,” LeDay said.

LeDay was awarded a certificate and a $250 gift card from H-E-B as a semifinalist.


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