Pierce Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

Margy Pierce, assistant professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, received the 2010 College Outstanding Teacher Award.

The College Outstanding Teacher Award program was instituted as a complement to the Distinguished Teaching Awards given by the Graduate School to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments within their own colleges.

“Margy encourages discussion, self reflection, and complex problem solving in her classes. Students are supported to take charge of their learning and invest themselves deeply in the content,” said Linda Griffin, Associate Dean, announcing the award at the School’s end-of-year meeting.

Dr. Griffin shared some comments from Pierce’s students, including the following:

  • “Dr. Pierce has served as a wonderful role model. Her outstanding professionalism is readily evident in all aspects of her position. Classroom lessons are exceptionally well planned and effectively utilize multi-modal approaches that are truly engaging and effectively link to objectives to best practices.”
  • “Margy is a gifted teacher and a wonderful person who inspires me to want to be the best teacher I can.”
  • “I love this class, did I say that already?!”