Laveria Hutchison, an associate professor of literacy education, received the 2021 UH Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Service. This award recognizes outstanding service by a new senator who has had two to six years of service in the senate.
At least eight alumni won Beginning/Rookie Teacher of the Year awards from their schools for 2020-21: Guadalupe Banda, Tierra Harris, Rosa Ontiveros, Maria Reveles, Jordan Shaw, Ebonee Thomas, Vanessa Trejo and Jessica Van Cleave. A ninth Coog, Hussein Pacha, won his school’s Teacher of the Year Award.
Geordie Daniel, who earned a bachelor’s in teaching in 2015, won Teacher of the Year for 2019-20 at Fort Bend ISD’s Macario Garcia Middle School. The district recently held a drive-thru celebration for all the winners to acknowledge this achievement from last year.
Two Curriculum & Instruction faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2020-21: Clinical Assistant Professor Justin Burris was recognized in the clinical category and Clinical Associate Professor Susie Gronseth was recognized for innovation in instructional technology.
Alex Jones, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2006 and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction in 2007, received the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Award from the Houston Museum of Natural Science.