Posted on April 15, 2018 by Jana Schwartz

Photo of Criminal Justice Alumna Angela Pichardo

Criminal Justice Alumna Angela Pichardo is one of eight San Antonio teachers who have received $1,000 from H-E-B after being nominated by her district.

"I thought instead of intervention, what I'd like to do is prevention," said Pichardo, who was observing the jail as a student pursuing a criminal justice degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She decided to become an elementary school teacher.

Fast forward 19 years to Thursday, April 5, 2018, when the STEM teacher at Southwest Independent School District's Bob Hope Elementary School learned she's a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education award.

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— Jana Schwartz