Dolores C. Emerson, Principal of Morningside ES, was named an elementary principal finalist in the 2011 H-E-B Excellence in Education awards. Four additional BISD employees, Rose E. Longoria, Lucio MS principal; Catherine Valdez, Besteiro MS teacher; Yolanda Cortinas, Ortiz ES teacher; and Graciela Guzman, Hanna HS teacher; were named semi-finalists in the same contest.