About Us

The Veteto Foundation was created in 2006 by Burton and Mark Veteto as a platform to give something back to the community of Hobbs, New Mexico. The purpose of the Veteto Foundation is to further public education in the city of Hobbs by encouraging teachers to stay in the profession of teaching. The organizers of the foundation, Burton and Mark, recognize that often the brightest and best in the teaching profession leave to pursue more lucrative careers. The Veteto Foundation will attempt to encourage these teachers to stay in their teaching career by recognizing five teachers actively teaching in one of the Hobbs Municipal Public Schools each year with cash awards. These cash awards are in the amount of $5,000 per teacher. The awards have been given to five outstanding teachers annually since 2007. These teachers are selected from a pool of nominees by a committee. Members of the committee are citizens of the Hobbs community and cannot be related to the organizers of the Veteto Foundation.

Excellence in Teaching Award

The award will be presented annually to K-12 classroom teachers. A teacher must have a minimum of five years teaching experience with the Hobbs Municipal Schools. A recipient of this award will be eligible again in five years.

If you know a teacher who can:

  • Develop a positive attitude in students toward school and learning
  • Earn the respect of students, peers, and parents
  • Inspire and reach students of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Be a resource for other teachers in their subject area
  • Demonstrate exceptional knowledge in their subject area
  • Ready students to leave their class for the next grade level, college, or the workforce
  • Be recognized as outstanding by other teachers and administrators 

Be sure to submit your nominations by downloading the form below or by filling out the form online.

Click the appropriate button below.

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Contact Us

Veteto Foundation
119 East Bender Boulevard, Hobbs, NM 88240
Tel - (575) 397-7750

Email - Info@vetetofoundation.com