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 12 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, Jessica Van Cleave, Mia Martinez, Jessica Morales, Constanza Pardo and Ashley Flores. Two more Coogs, Hussein Pacha and Amanda Posterick won Teacher of the Year Awards at their schools.
Priscilla Rivas, who earned Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction — learning, design and technology in 2021 and a B.S. in teaching in 2005, has been named principal of the renowned Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston ISD.
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.