OC teachers among those awarded the Reaud Excellence in Education Award

Published 12:23 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2018

To The Leader


Deanna Bryant Rice of Orangefield Elementary School, Marci Butler of Orangefield Junior High School, and Donald Miller of Bridge City High School are among the 15 recipients of the 2018 Reaud Excellence in Education Award the Beaumont Foundation of America announced this week.

Since 2009 the Foundation has recognized superior teachers whose dedication and leadership inspire both students and fellow educators. The awards provide public acclaim and financial rewards to these teachers who are furthering excellence in education throughout Southeast Texas.

Wayne A. Reaud, Chairman of Board, stated, “Education is the key to a better future and great teachers are the key to education. Our winners are outstanding representatives of excellence in education.” These great teachers are first nominated by their campus committees. The winners are selected by the Beaumont Foundation and will be honored at a May 8 awards banquet. Each will receive $10,000 in recognition of exemplary contribution to the lives of their students.

The 2018 Reaud Excellence in Education Recipients


     Angela Dawn Derry, Martin Elementary School, Beaumont ISD

     Cheryl Weaver, Highland Park Elementary School, Nederland ISD

     Deanna Bryant Rice, Orangefield Elementary School, Orangefield ISD    

     Laura Ann Arena, Kountze Elementary School, Kountze ISD

     Debbie Reynolds, Warren Elementary School, Warren ISD

Middle School

      Michael Black, Marshall Middle School, Beaumont ISD

      Whitney Broussard, Groves Middle School, Port Neches-Groves ISD

      Marci Butler, Orangefield Junior High School, Orangefield ISD

      Renae S. Rose, Henderson Middle School, Hardin-Jefferson ISD

      Amee Scarberry, Woodville Middle School, Woodville ISD

     High School

      Tiffany Woodall, West Brook High School, Beaumont ISD

      Diane E. Johnson, Nederland High School, Nederland ISD

      Donald Miller, Bridge City High School, Bridge City ISD

      Susan Letourneau, Lumberton High School, Lumberton ISD

      Terry Rogers, Burkeville High School, Burkeville ISD