Two TAMIU Alums Named Among State’s Most Inspiring Teachers
Posted: 2/13/14

Two TAMIU Alums Named Among
Texas’ Most Inspiring Teachers

Two Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) alums have recently been named to a select group:  they’re recipients of the “Gen TX Top 10 Most Inspiring Teachers of 2013 Award.”

Jessica Escamilla, Rene Carrillo, Grizelda Dozal

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United South High School teachers (L to R) Jessica Escamilla, Rene Carrillo, and Grizelda Dozal, have been named recipients of the “Gen TX Top 10 Most Inspiring Teachers of 2013 Award,” based on student nominations. All were presented their Awards in ceremonies in Austin last month. (Photo Courtesy UISD Communications).

Jessica Escamilla,’01 and Grizelda Dozal, ’10, ’13, are both teachers at United South High School (USHS). A third USHS teacher, Rene Carrillo, a French teacher, also received the Award.

All were recognized during a formal ceremony held at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Meeting in Austin last month.

The Awards have special significance as they’re based on student nominations.  UISD students participated in the Gen TX 2013 Take the Challenge Social Video contest. One contest requirement asked students to write about a teacher that most inspired them to continue their education.

Dozal works with USHS’ College Prep and GOLD programs, while Escamilla is a USHS math teacher.

Gen TX is a statewide, grassroots movement focused on creating a culture of college and career education.

Thousands of entries were received from across the State, organizers said, noting that having three of the Awards’ Top Ten come from a single campus was impressive.

For information about the College of Education’s programs and admission, contact Annie Salinas at  956. 326.2676, email asalinas@tamiu.edu or visit http://www.tamiu.edu/coedu/

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu