TRC 22nd Annual Meeting

The 2016 Nita Beth Camp Legacy Awards for outstanding Project Directors were presented at the TRC 22nd Annual Meeting, June 23rd in Austin, Texas 

 

Nita Beth Camp (1940-2007)

In honor of a lifetime of dedication and commitment to quality education for Texas teachers and students, exemplified by Nita Beth Camp, Founding Project Director of Region 7 Science Collaborative.

 

Pamela Yosko

Project Director, Region 3 Mathematics Collaborative

Pamela Yosko - 2016 Nita Beth Camp Award for MathematicsPamela Yosko, Project Director at Region 3 Math Collaborative in Victoria, Texas, received the 2016 Nita Beth Camp Legacy Award for Mathematics. Debra L. Plowman, PhD., coordinator for math initiatives at the UT Austin Center for STEM Education, presented the Award to Yosko saying, “When it was decided that Pam would receive the Award, most people responded, ‘It’s about time!’ Pam is a quiet, humble project director who does a great job, has her ducks in a row, meets goals, and posts meaningful programs, and nurtures future leaders.”

Yosko graciously accepted the Nita Beth Camp Award for Mathematics and said, “I’m overwhelmed! I do this for the teachers. I love my teachers and, in turn, that affects all the kids.”

 

Cheryl Allison

Project Director at ESC Region 8 Science Collaborative

Cheryl Allison - 2016 Nita Beth Camp Legacy Award for ScienceCheryl Allison, Project Director at the ESC Region 8 Science Collaborative in Pittsburg, Texas, the 2016 Nita Beth Camp Legacy Award for Science. Mary Hobbs, PhD., coordinator for science initiatives at the UT Austin Center for STEM Center, presented the honor to Allison saying, “The TRC’s motto is to be in the service of Texas teachers. This Award is presented to those who serve teachers as an example to all of us who really love and support teachers, and that person is Cheryl Allison.”

Allison graciously accepted the Nita Beth Camp Legacy Award for Science and said, “I appreciate this Award so much. I have been teaching for 30 years. I nearly got out of teaching after hitting a wall. But due to many who were so willing to mentor me, I stayed. I moved from the classroom to the Education Center, and it made all the difference for me. I love all these teachers!”