I just received unbelievably awesome news! Late fall semester I learned I had been nominated for BGSU's Master Teacher award. Since that time I've been going through the process and somehow making it to the next level / round of competition each time.
There are just under 900 faculty at BGSU. Fifty-six of us were nominated for this year's award (it's like "Teacher of the Year"). When I made it to the Top 5, I thanked God and knew I wouldn't make it any higher. Well, much to my shock and surprise, I just learned I made it to the Top Three!
Two more steps to go through to help the students determine their top choice and winner of $1,000! Of course the next times to meet with the students to answer more questions and to showcase more of my work were late in the evening. I selected 8:30pm, their earliest time, but said, "I'm really a morning person. How about 6:30am instead? lol!" I guess, in all reality, since this award is determined 100% by the students, I would be the only individual in the room at 6:30am on a college campus - lol.
Thanks for letting me share my glorious news! Praise be to God and thank you sweet, sweet falcons for recognizing my love and my passion - TEACHING!! I've often said I have two loves in my life my family and my teaching and it is so nice to be recognized for this. Thank you, dear Lord and BGSU students!