Dr. Rossana Boyd shares “Why I Teach”

Salute to Faculty Excellence Week, Oct. 1-5, features events to recognize the achievements of more than 1,500 faculty who contribute to the success and reputation of the university. The Thank-a-Teacher program, which allows students to acknowledge faculty who have inspired and encouraged them, begins Oct. 3. The week also supports UNT’s strategic goal to provide a superior university experience for all students. InHouse asked this year’s award winners - who will be honored at the Oct. 5 Salute to Faculty Excellence dinner - to share why they teach. Here’s what they told us:Boyd

Rossana Boyd, senior lecturer, Teacher Education and Administration, and director, Bilingual/ESL Teacher Certification Programs

Outstanding Online Teacher and Course Award

"I chose university teaching as a profession because I believe that future teachers have to be prepared to make a positive impact in the lives of early childhood to 12th grade students and their families.  Teacher candidates can learn the knowledge and skills necessary to help meet the social, emotional, academic, cultural, and linguistic needs of their students, to inspire students to succeed, and to become catalysts for social justice.

I really enjoy working with future teachers because I have the opportunity to experience first-hand their academic growth as well as their transformation into positive role models within the field of bilingual education and English as a second language education."

Excerpt from story originally posted at InHouse