Top teachers, principals, employees will get red carpet treatment at ‘Celebration’

HISD’s Teachers and Principals of the Year, plus the Employees of the Month for the past year, will walk the red carpet and be honored at the annual “Celebration of Excellence” May 1.

Highlighting the event will be the announcement of the top elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year, from the field of 12 nominees.

The event will start with a red carpet walk – complete with photos – at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston, and a reception with a DJ. A banquet and program will follow in the Lanier Grand Ballroom, emceed by Khambrel Marshall of KPRC-TV Channel 2, with remarks from Superintendent Terry Grier.

Social media will play a big part in the festivities, with a live Twitter chat being displayed on large screens that will allow attendees to share their comments and “selfies.”