Every year, Humanities Texas recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching through our Outstanding Teaching Awards. We hope you have enjoyed getting to know the 2016 winners whom we have featured in our e-newsletter over the past several months.
Today, we are excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Awards. Over six hundred teachers from across the state were nominated for this year's awards. During the 2017–18 school year, each winning teacher will receive $5,000 and an additional $500 for his or her school to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.
Stay tuned for upcoming features on the 2017 recipients!
2017 Outstanding Teaching Award Winners
James F. Veninga Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award
|Ryan Sprott||The International School of the Americas||San Antonio|
Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award
|Nicole Brisco||Pleasant Grove High School||Texarkana|
|Katie Carrasco||McCallum High School||Austin|
|Jennifer Chase||The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts||Houston|
|Paula Dolloff||Harlandale STEM Early College High School||San Antonio|
|Margo Hickman||Jack Yates High School||Houston|
|Yvonne Kaatz||Dripping Springs High School||Dripping Springs|
|Victoria Longoria||Del Valle High School||Del Valle|
|Michael Shackelford||O. Henry Middle School||Austin|
|Sharon Snowton||Highlands Elementary School||Cedar Hill|
|Sarah Walker||Tuloso-Midway High School||Corpus Christi|
|Wes Watters||Colleyville Heritage High School||Colleyville|
|Larry Wisdom||Van High School||Van|
Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award
|Patricia Ritchie||International Leadership of Texas: K-8 Campus||Fort Worth|
Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching
|Traniece Brown-Warrens||James S. Deady Middle School||Houston|
|Elizabeth Close||L. C. Anderson High School||Austin|
|Natalie Fontenot||Reagan Early College High School||Austin|
For more information on the teaching awards program, including eligibility and a list of past recipients, please visit the Teaching Awards section of our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.