Olmito teacher given 2020 Humanities Texas Oustanding Teaching Award

Humanities Texas announced that Elizabeth Carr of South Texas ISD Medical Professions in Olmito has been selected as one of 16 recipients of a 2020 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Award.

The award which recognizes exemplary K–12 humanities teachers. While she has taught U.S. history and world geography at the Medical Professions campus since 2016, Carr’s career in the classroom spans 15 years.

“I believe that my most significant accomplishment is being able to channel my passion for teaching history to create a positive impact in my students’ lives,” said Carr. “I am firmly committed to keep learning and find different ways to educate so that my students may become invested and passionate about the humanities.”

Carr is also the founder of her school’s History Club.

Over 700 hundred teachers from across the state were nominated for this year’s awards. During the 2020–21 school year, each winning teacher will receive $5,000 and an additional $1,000 for his or her school to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.

“She has a thorough knowledge of our high school program combined with her creative imagination, which allows her to make her work interesting. Elizabeth has the physical energy and drive to do a good job, however demanding, in any school setting,” said Medical Professions Principal Harry Goette. “She inspires her students with a sense of understanding and appreciation for history to future generations.”

For a complete list of 2020 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Award recipients, visit www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-awards.