Business & Education Partnership Luncheon
The Houston West Chamber of Commerce thanks our sponsors, planning committee, and guests for making the 26th Annual Business and Education Partnership Luncheon a great success!
We were honored to be joined by our Keynote Speaker Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B Houston, and our Emcee Len Cannon, Co-News Anchor at KHOU 11. H-E-B proudly supports the outstanding educators who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in our children's lives. From the classroom to the community, H-E-B proudly answers the call by giving back over $10 million annually to Texas education. McClelland offered attendees an important remidner of the major impact the business community can have in enhancing the student experience and the effect that has on the workforce in the future.
Carmelo's Ristorante, a long-time support of the Business & Education Partnership luncheon, awarded a prize to a Barbara Bush Elementary (HISD) art class student, art teacher, and the school itself for winning the Carmelo's 35th Anniversary Birthday Card contest.
The event featured Teacher of the Year awards for primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and Business Partnership awards for businesses who's support of West Houston students goes above and beyond - check out the full list of award winners below!
TEACHER OF THE YEAR WINNERS
ALIEF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dr. Patricia Greenleaf Michelle Lopez
FUSION ACADEMY HOUSTON GALLERIA
Breisen Miller Bridget Shields
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SOUTH
Ismail Eroglu Tiffany Liang Krystal Zapalac
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Laura Ayers Stanley Kaminski Desmond Lewis Ernest Lowery Shani Sterling
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Christina Dismuke Scott Lightle
SPRING BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Anne Smalling Jaime Trigo
THE VILLAGE SCHOOL OF HOUSTON
Jodie Brivic Lenora Jones Kitty Maceo Danny Tran
Joanne Crowell Anita Silvast
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Genesys Works - Houston
Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
British International School of Houston | Citgo Petroleum Corporation | Genesys Works - Houston
Houston Community College | Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center | Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
Veritas Title Partners | West Houston Medical Center
Alief ISD | American Services | Culhane Meadows | Fusion Academy Houston Galleria
Katy ISD | McCoy Workplace Solutions | Rice & Gardner Consultants, Inc.
Rotary Club of Houston Westchase | Second Baptist Church | Spring Branch District | Spring Branch ISD
Advancial | The Center for Audiology | Harris County Department of Education | Huntington Learning Center
Joe Joe Bear Foundation | Mathnasium of Memorial City | Nzuri LLC | Rotary Club of Houston Westchase
Seasons 52 Fresh Grill CityCentre | Spring Branch Community Health Center | The Westview School | University of Phoenix
ABOUT THE EVENT
Since its inception in 1990, The Houston West Chamber of Commerce has been proud to host the annual Business & Education Partnership Luncheon, which recognizes the teachers and businesses that mentor the youth in our community. This luncheon honors outstanding local teachers from Elementary (K - 5th Grade), Secondary (6th - 12th Grade), Post-Secondary (Colleges and Universities) as well as private schools who have shown excellence in spirit, energy, enthusiasm and love of learning. Teachers from the Houston, Spring Branch, Katy and Alief School Districts are nominated, as well as private schools and post-secondary teachers from colleges in the West Houston area.
In 2004 the Houston West Chamber of Commerce added the Educational Partnership Awards as a way to recognize businesses (& non-profits) who give so generously of their time and talent to mentor, provide internships and program support (non-cash support).
Former keynote speakers at this event include Senator Dan Patrick, Larry Dierker, Dr. Rod Paige, Dr. John Eliot, Oliver Luck and Hilton Koch. Typically garnering approximately 250 attendees, this luncheon is consistently a huge success in celebration of our educators.
The teachers in our community are giving the gift of knowledge to our children, our leaders of tomorrow. They care about the success of our children, as do our business partners. It is an honor to pay tribute to these educators and community supporters.