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Lake Houston area teachers honored at luncheon

March 28, 2019

Gulf Coast Educators Credit Union and the Rhodes School for the Performing Arts hosted an event that honored about 80 teachers in the Lake Houston area during their Teachers of the Year luncheon on March 26.

Teachers from Humble ISD, Spring ISD, Humble Christian School, Holy Trinity Episcopal School, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Rhodes School for the Performing Arts and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School were at the Humble Civic Center to be recognized for their achievements in the past school year.

Humble ISD had 49 teachers recognized; Spring ISD had 18; Holy Trinity had 2; Humble Christian School had 2; Rhodes had 3; and St. Mary had 3.

Teachers were presented with an award and proclamations from Houston City Councilmember Dave Martin’s Office and Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle’s Office.

Before presenting the awards, Marquita Johnson, a Lone Star College-Kingwood dental hygiene student spoke in front of the crowd.

Johnson spoke on how Hurricane Harvey affected her and her daughter and how the professors at LSC-Kingwood and fellow students encouraged her to keep going and help her succeed.

“My determination, I have to say, starts with the teachers,” Johnson said. “You guys have made an impact in my life and (my) education. When I was growing up as a kid in my younger days, education in my household was not important; but because I’ve always wanted an education, I have met some awesome teachers who have believed in me, supported me and encouraged me to continue my path.”

kaila.contreras@chron.com