GENERAL SESSION I

Sunday, October 10, 5:30-7:00 pm 

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Dr. Rebecca Fredrickson, CSOTTE Conference Chair

Welcome!

Dr. Rebecca Fredrickson serves as the 2021-2022 Chair of the CSOTTE Board and is currently a Professor of Teacher Education at Texas Woman's University. 

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Texas Association of Certification Officers (TACO)

Classroom Setup Grants

The Texas Association of Certification Officers awarded classroom setup grants of $250 to twelve first-year teachers certified through Texas EPPs. 

2021 Recipients:

Rebekah Barnett, Howard Payne University
Joshua Bryant, University of Texas at Arlington
Kathryn Carnell, Baylor University
Belen Garza, ACT-RGV
Carly Glass, Texas Christian University
Grace Maldonado, Lubbock Christian University
Crystal Martinez, Texas A&M San Antonio
Daniela Paz, University of Texas at Austin
Byanca Sanchez, Angelo State University
Peyton Stephens, Tarleton State University
Kelsey Stotler, University of Texas at Arlington
Gabrielle Valle, Our Lady of the Lake University

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Texas Directors of Field Experience (TDFE)

Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards

These awards recognize clinical teachers who have demonstrated, during their clinical teaching experience, an outstanding ability to plan and develop a repertoire of classroom management skills and instructional strategies that support the needs and curriculum of all students; establish effective interpersonal relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff; and reflect upon the teaching and learning process.

2021 Recipients:

Yesenia Covarrubias, University of the Incarnate Word

Alexandra Ronnenberg, Baylor University

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Texas Alternative Certification Association (TACA)

Shining Star Interns 

In an effort to recognize the hard work of ACP interns who joined the teacher workforce during 2020-2021, the Texas Alternative Certification Association (TACA) asked Alternative Certification Programs to nominate Shining Star interns.  Twenty-seven interns were selected from across the state.  Read their stories online @TACA_Texas (Twitter) or at TexasTACA.org.

2021 Recipients:

Patrick Calzada, GoTeach11

Aijay Mbanaso, Harris County Department of Education ACP

Eilen May Abellera, INSPIRE TEXAS Educator Certification by Region 4

Kristin Ali, INSPIRE TEXAS Educator Certification by Region 4

Heather Brummet, INSPIRE TEXAS Educator Certification by Region 4

Chandler Claxton, INSPIRE TEXAS Educator Certification by Region 4

Erika Vindel Cooper, INSPIRE TEXAS Educator Certification by Region 4

Kerie Fissum, INSPIRE TEXAS Educator Certification by Region 4

Emee Grace Suarnaba, INSPIRE TEXAS Educator Certification by Region 4

Bernadette Castillo, Relay Graduate School of Education 

Wrenell Ilustre, Relay Graduate School of Education  

John Johnson, Relay Graduate School of Education 

Chloe Marshall, Relay Graduate School of Education

Xuan Truong, Relay Graduate School of Education  

Jenise Young, Relay Graduate School of Education  

Shannon Sommer, Stephen F. Austin State University ACP

Mirna Cardenas Roque, Teaching Excellence 

Jabbar Cobbs, Teaching Excellence

Juan Couso, Teaching Excellence

Angie Davila, Teaching Excellence

Leah Nance, Teaching Excellence

Neli Romer, Teaching Excellence

Oneeda Archer, Teachworthy

Fawzia Elsaadi, Teachworthy

Chuck George, Teachworthy

Perla Guijosa, TMATE Tarleton State

Suzanne Martinez, TOPP ESC Region 20

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Associate and Assistant Deans and Directors of Texas (ADoT)

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes and further encourages the achievements and contributions of current or former Associate and Assistant Deans and Directors of Texas in the field of teacher preparation

2021 Recipient:

Dr. Sandra Stewart, retired from Sam Houston State University

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Texas Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (TACCTEP)

Excellence in Practice Award

The Texas Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (TACCTEP) Excellence in Practice Award recognizes an individual(s) that; provides leadership for sound policy for educator preparation in Texas by forging strong relationships with Texas Educator Preparation Programs and develops seamless pathways from community college programs to Texas Educator Preparation Programs at Institutions of Higher Education.

The 2021 recipients will be announced at the awards dinner.

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Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE)

Ted Booker Memorial Award

In 1971, Ted Booker, TSCTE President in 1969-1970 and Dean of the College of Education at Texas Woman's University, suggested that TSCTE (predecessor of TxATE) use surplus funds to establish an award for an outstanding contribution in the field of teacher education.  Because of his leadership in this area, and his untimely death in 1971, the Ted Booker Memorial Award was established in April 1972 at the TSCTE Spring Conference.

The 2021 recipient will be announced at the awards dinner.

Ben E. Coody Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Coody served as the last President of the Texas Association for Student Teaching before the association became the Texas Association of Teacher Educators in 1971.  Shortly after completing his term as president, Dr. Coody met an untimely death in an automobile accident.  He was respected for his high code of ethics, his professional zeal, and his sincerity of purpose.

The 2021 recipient will be announced at the awards dinner.

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TxATE presents the

Quest for Quality Exemplary School Partnership Award

The exemplary K-12 partnerships award highlights what is done well at Texas universities, such as induction programs, or continuing professional development practices. Universities are invited to nominate K-12 Partnership initiatives designed both to prepare teacher candidates to excel and to improve K-12 Schools.

The 2021 recipients will be announced at the awards dinner.  

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The Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

TACTE Annual Leadership Award

The TACTE Leadership Award is presented annually to someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the organization and who is deserving of TACTE recognition for significant contributions to the educator preparation process in Texas.

The 2021 recipient will be announced at the awards dinner.

Joyce Hardin Service Award

This award is presented for outstanding service to TACTE and the education profession.

The 2021 recipient will be announced at the awards dinner.

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CSOTTE, in partnership with TACTE and EDICUT, presents the

Quest for Quality Exemplary Faculty Practices Award

The nomination of exemplary faculty practices in teacher preparation is an opportunity to highlight quality in faculty innovation and creativity. This initiative is designed to highlight what is done well by identifying exemplary teacher preparation practices in schools of education and arts and sciences in Texas universities. Faculty are invited to submit artifacts with commentary to illustrate exemplary faculty practices they have designed that prepare teachers to excel.

The 2021 recipient will be announced at the awards dinner.