Michael Bailey talks to Omar Bradley Middle School students about items in the Mill Springs Cabin, an interactive Texas history experience on the campus. Photo courtesy of H-E-B


This article appeared in the 2017 summer issue of The Classroom Teacher.

Michael Bailey, a teacher at Omar Bradley Middle School in North East ISD near San Antonio and a TCTA member since 2000, was honored with H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Award for Lifetime Achievement in Secondary Education on May 7. 

During a ceremony in Austin, H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt handed out $430,000 in cash awards and grants, and congratulated eight educators, two school districts, one early childhood agency and a public school board for being among the best in Texas. The program has given away more than $8.5 million in cash and grants since 2002.

As a winner in the lifetime achievement category, which honors teachers with more than 20 years of experience, Bailey received $25,000 in cash and a $25,000 grant for his school. To read more about this year’s winners, click here

Bailey also was honored this spring with the 2017 Daughters of the Republic of Texas Outstanding Seventh Grade Texas History Teacher Award. As part of the award, Bailey received $750 and a Texas flag that once flew over the Alamo. Bradley Middle School received $1,000.