Teach Forward Houston Acceptances Announced, students receive $20,000 to attend UH, teach in HISD after college
This year, HISD and the University of Houston partnered once again, offering a teacher preparation program with $20,000 in free tuition over four years. Through the Teach Forward Houston program, these HISD graduates interested in teaching will receive free tuition at the University of Houston, in exchange for teaching four years in HISD after graduation.
We are pleased to announce that the 40 Teach Forward Houston fellows have been identified! Each accepted student demonstrates a history of participation in extracurricular activities and service in leadership roles, as well as a deep desire to give back to their community through education.
Fellows will earn a degree in teaching and learning, a UH program specifically designed to equip teachers with the skills they need to be successful in large, diverse, urban school districts like HISD. They will also receive additional professional development and internship opportunities, as well as personalized coaching and mentorship throughout the fellowship.
See below for a list of our 2017-2018 Teach Forward Houston cohort, and congratulations to these exceptional, soon-to-be HISD educators!
|Student Name||HISD Campus|
|Brenda Sanchez||Barbara Jordan|
|Giselle Arambula||Booker T Washington|
|Maiya Archie||Carnegie Vanguard|
|Lizeth Benitez||Cesar E. Chavez|
|Dayana Salas||Cesar E. Chavez|
|Erica Castillo||Charles H Milby|
|Anallely Guerrero||Charles H Milby|
|Eduardo Martinez||Charles H Milby|
|Nicole Tello||Eastwood Academy|
|Esmeralda Trejo||Evan E Worthing|
|Christian Chavez||Houston Academy for Intl Stud|
|Belen Rivas||Houston Academy for Intl Stud|
|Mary Lowe||Jack Yates|
|Jose Medina||James Madison|
|Azka Ahmed||Jane Long Academy|
|Gabriela Torres||Margaret Long Wisdom|
|Kellie Rovira||Michael E Debakey|
|Crystal Hernandez||P Wheatley|
|Maria Casas||Sam Houston MSTC|
|Karen Garza||Sam Houston MSTC|
|Esther Lacayo||Sam Houston MSTC|
|Johana Reyes||Sam Houston MSTC|
|Victor Hernandez||Stephen F Austin|
|Alex Machuca||Stephen F Austin|
|Llesenia Rodriguez||Stephen F Austin|
|Flor Roman||Stephen F Austin|