EXCEL Award Winner

EXCEL Award Winner
Posted on 09/20/2022
EXCEL Award Winner with Principal and SuperintendentCambridge Elementary School physical education teacher Elisabeth Murguia is the 2022-23 EXCEL Award winner for Alamo Heights ISD.

Murguia was in the gym with second graders when she was presented with the apple trophy and $1,000 check. She has been an educator for 17 years, 13 of those years as a physical education teacher.

“I love teaching and love working with children,” Murguia said. “Being a PE teacher has been so much fun for me. I was not into sports as a child, and in fact, I have a great story that I tell my students about my basketball career that ended in 3rd grade. I share this story because many students are like me and don’t necessarily like the competitiveness of sports. You don’t have to be athletic and a sports star to be fit and healthy. I love teaching students how to take care of themselves and love setting a good example for them.”

In addition to seeing students weekly for hour-long classes focusing on health and wellness, Murguia leads after school activities like the Outdoor Kids Club, Mule Milers running club, and archery club. She also teaches fitness classes at Gold’s Gym in the evenings and some Friday afternoon classes for her colleagues.

The EXCEL Award is sponsored by KENS 5 and Credit Human and representatives from both organizations came to celebrate Coach Murguia along with Cambridge Principal Jana Hawkins and AHISD Superintendent Dr. Dana Bashara.

Here's a look at the story which aired on KENS 5 on Tuesday, October 4.

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