Five CEHD Students Recognized as 2013 Quest for Quality Exceptional Teacher Candidates


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: February 05, 2014

Five students from the College of Education and Human Development were recently recognized as Quest for Quality Exceptional Teacher Candidates. Danielle Diaz, Tracy Glass, Stacey Grebe, Michelle Farrell, and Makenzie Stroup were among 47 other students recognized as Exceptional Teacher Candidates across Texas, along with their faculty who oversaw and prepared the teacher candidates.

The Quest for Quality project aims to identify model teacher candidates and exemplary practices among universities across Texas, and to bring attention to excellent university-based teacher preparation in Texas. Quest for Quality is a collaborative between the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE), and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, funded through the Sid W. Richardson Foundation to the College for All Texans Foundation.

All Universities across Texas are asked to nominate outstanding teacher candidates, and are also asked to provide evidence of the ways in which their nominees meet the Quest for Quality criteria. Those nominated must have an excellent in depth understanding of a subject area, an excellence in planning and instructional delivery, and an outstanding ability to create and maintain a positive, equitable and engaging classroom environment. Diaz, Glass, Grebe, Farrell and Stroup were among 56 outstanding nominees, and among the 47 candidates chosen as exceptional by the review team.

This honor speaks highly of the faculty and the dedicated and outstanding students and community at Texas A&M.