2012 Teacher of the Year: Laura Colegio
May 10, 2012
Filed under News
Class: Communication Applications (Speech)
Background: I graduated from UTPA in 1997 with a major in Speech Communications and have been teaching at SHS ever since. I’ve coached UIL Prose and Poetry in the past and am currently coaching UIL Literary Criticism.
Why teaching?: I want my students to know that they have a voice that they can use to improve their community, their family and their own lives.
If not teaching, then what?: I would love to be a Speech Therapist, once again, to help people gain optimal use of their vocal skills. Everyone wants to be heard.
Advice to students: Dreams are important to have but you need to work hard to meet all your goals.
Home life: I am extremely close to my family. When I found out I got Teacher of the Year, I teared up because I thought of all the sacrifices my parents did in order for my siblings and I to have a better life. I know I am blessed to have an education, a job that I love, with students I adore – And a lot of laughter and love surrounding me every day.