School of Education graduate received First Year Promising Teacher of the Year Award
HOUSTON — University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Education graduate Krystal Rogers received the First Year Promising Teacher of the Year Award presented by the Council for Exceptional Children-Texas. This honor is given to a CEC-Texas member who provides direct services to students with exceptionalities, and whose work reflects significant educational success for students with special needs. Rogers, who served as a first grade teacher at Harlem Elementary in Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District, was recognized for her skills in forming positive relationships with each of her students, as well as her innovative curriculum design and use of effective learning strategies which allowed the students to take active risks while acquiring new skills. CEC-Texas is an affiliate of the Council for Exceptional Children, the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including students with disabilities, and those identified as gifted. Rogers received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an EC-12 Special Education Certification in December 2011. She is also past president of the Student Council for Exceptional Children. Rogers returned to Harlem Elementary this year and is teaching fourth-grade mathematics and science.