Texas Exes Give $27,000 In Awards To Outstanding Teachers

The 2010 recipients of the Texas Exes Awards for Outstanding Teaching

Last week, the Texas Exes held one of its signature events, the High School Teachers Awards conference and ceremony.

The conference part featured roundtable discussions between current and former recipients, 10 rising stars in the teaching field, professors in the College of Education, and outside experts.

The idea is to exchange best practices, get up to speed on the latest teaching research, and brainstorm together how to improve teaching in Texas.

Twelve high-school teachers from across Texas — some UT grads, and some not — were honored for being truly exceptional educators. Each received a $2,250 award.

More than 400 people attended the award ceremony, which has been described in the past as “the Academy Awards of teaching.”

This year it was held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

“I am quite literally overwhelmed and transformed by this event,” 2010 recipent Bill Russell said after the event. “This transcends being merely an important event to me — I see this as one of a very few occurrences that can qualify as a true landmark event in my life.”

Thanks to Texas Exes Public Relations Director Erin Huddleston for putting together this video featuring some of this year’s recipients and their reactions to the conference.


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