Hilltop Elementary Teacher Honored with H-E-B Award

Hilltop Elementary Teacher Honored with H-E-B Award

Robin Higgs, a third-grade teacher at Hilltop Elementary in Argyle, was the recipient of the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award.

This morning she was surprised in her classroom by a group of H-E-B representatives including a photographer, videography team and  store team. The cameras walked into the classroom followed by Hilltop principal Mandi Pels and Argyle ISD Superintendent Telena Wright.Higgs was then presented her award.

“I am so honored to receive this award from H-E-B AND to work with wonderful administrators like Mandi Pels and Kris George,” she said. “My third-grade team of Linda Pollard, Anita Gumbert,, Kelley Roberts, Laurie Downe, Nancy Nytomt and Valerie Elmen are 6 of the most professional teachers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!”

More about Higgs:
Higgs teaches third-grade math and science at Hilltop with her teaching partner, Linda Pollard.

She have been in Argyle for 3 years, but been teaching for 24 years. For 21 years she taught in Denton ISD and then moved to Argyle! She has a degree from Baylor University in Home Economics. After graduating from Baylor Higgs got married and moved to Denton. She received her teaching certificate and master’s degree simultaneously from  Texas Woman’s University.

“My teaching philosophy is simple: teach the children the lessons, give them the manipulatives, and safe environment, provide them with guidance, show them you care, and they will rise to the occasion. This is no different than what is expected of me by my administration. They give me what I need, allow me to try, and provide me with the safety to try new ideas and activities. I’m given guidance and feel safe to try new ideas and activities. The children, my administration and I are all working together to be the best we can be! We all benefit from what we do together!

“I was surprised to see 10 people enter my room all at once! H-E-B is a great grocery store/family business. They have been in business for 111 years! I had heard of the HEB Excellence in Education Awards, but had never been nominated. I was happy to be nominated! That is an honor in itself!

“Teaching is hard work, however, there is nothing more rewarding than teaching! I’ve worked many jobs since I was 16 years old. Teaching young children to respect adults and each other, to help guide them to have the best character they can have and to teach them how to learn is the greatest job in the world!”


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