Killeen: Principal is a finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

The Killeen ISD’s Early College High School Principal Kathleen Burke is among the 40 finalists for the 2020 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. (KISD photo)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen ISD’s Early College High School Principal Kathleen Burke is among the 40 finalists for the 2020 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award.

H-E-B will honor the educators in May in San Antonio.

As a finalist, Burke was presented with a $1,000 check for herself and a $2,500 check for the school.

Burke has been with the district since 1993, serving as a teacher, campus instructional specialist and assistant principal before helping to establish the Early College High School in 2015 in cooperation with Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

The school’s students may earn associates degrees along with their high school diplomas and will leave the school with as much as two years of college credit.

“Kathleen is a huge part of the success of the Early College High School students and staff with her leadership and passion for students,” Superintendent Dr. John Craft said.

“It is a reason why ECHS is a part of the premiere high schools across the nation. We congratulate Kathleen, this is well deserved.”