Two Department of Curriculum & Instruction faculty members were honored for their contributions to the second year of UH’s “50-in-5” research initiative. The follow professors were recognized for major grants: Conra Gist and Amber Thompson.
At least 10 alumni have won Teacher of the Year (TOY) awards from their schools for 2021-22: Vanessa Cerrato, Houston ISD’s Eliot Elementary (TOY); Gilbert Garza, Houston ISD’s Pugh Elementary (Beginning TOY); Sandra Gonzalez, Houston ISD’s Cornelius Elementary (Beginning TOY); Adrienne Laygan, Humble ISD’s Fall Creek Elementary (TOY); Michele Lytle, Fort Bend ISD’s Thurgood Marshall High School (TOY); Pamela Mandujano-Gómez, Houston ISD’s Jefferson Elementary (New TOY); Elizabeth Matehuala, Houston ISD’s Pugh Elementary (TOY and the Houston Area Association for Bilingual Educators TOY); Reenee Palacios, Alief ISD’s Collins Elementary (TOY); Sandra Ramirez, Aldine ISD’s Orange Grove Elementary (Rookie TOY) and Vanessa Trejo, Houston ISD's Rucker Elementary (TOY).
David Graham, who earned a master’s in curriculum and instruction in 2014, won Administrator of the Year at Texas City High School in Texas City ISD. This is the second consecutive year he has won the honor.
Alex Jones, who earned a B.S. in teaching and learning in 2006 and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction in 2007, has accepted a position of science specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Adrienne Aul, who earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership – mathematics education in 2020, has been named the new national math content coach for IDEA Public Schools focused on curriculum across Texas, Louisiana and Florida.