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Teacher nominated for state award

Lori Aguilar, first grade teacher at Houston Elementary School, is this year’s nominee from the Region 10 Educational Service Center (ESC) for the Texas Exes Award for Outstanding Teachers.
The Region 10 ESC, located in Richardson, provides services that impact more than 650,000 students and 53,000 educators in 80 public school districts in North Texas – including Ennis ISD – that make up the Region 10 service area.
Aguilar has 15 years of teaching experience and has taught at Houston for the past decade. Her awards and achievements include Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Mentor Teacher at Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas Governor’s Educator Excellence Award Grant and H-E-B Teaching Excellence Nomination.
“Ms. Aguilar has shown an earnest desire to improve her skills and increase her knowledge, which has benefited her students,” Linda Southard, Houston principal, said. “She is an outstanding professional who works hard to make her classroom a model of excellence. Ms. Aguilar constantly searches for new ways to make her teaching more interesting and more informative, as well as bringing new and creative projects to her classroom.”
Her nomination has been filed with the Texas Exes Committee at the University of Texas at Austin, and the winner will be announced in February.
Created in 1987, the Texas Exes Awards for Outstanding Teachers bring recognition to exemplary teachers across the state who are inspiringly supportive of their students, who bring credit to the teaching profession and who are held in the highest regard by their current and former students, fellow teachers, administrators, students’ parents and their community.
It is also a way for the university to demonstrate its role in education throughout the state, to raise public awareness of the contributions and impact that teachers make to improve education and to raise the esteem and influence of the teaching profession.
Several hundred teachers are nominated and honored locally each year. The awards have grown from six in 1987 to 12 annually, including two given to elementary school teachers. Recipients receive $2,250 and a custom-designed symbolic sculpture. A total of 227 teachers have earned the awards.

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