• UWA presents annual Tutwiler Awards

    Posted: May 06, 2014

    Author: Public Relations

    The University of West Alabama's Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education recently honored two regional educators for their achievement at an awards ceremony at the Bell Conference Center.

    Amanda Hamm and Darlene Tucker received Tutwiler Educator of the Year awards in their fields. The awards, named for the institution's first president, Julia S. Tutwiler, honor excellence in education by identifying outstanding educators in the areas of early childhood/elementary education and secondary education fields.

    "The Tutwiler Educator of the Year awards highlight the use of best practices and reward teachers who inspire students to achieve a high level of excellence. The significant contribution to society made by these distinguished teachers is nothing short of life changing and deserves to be recognized," said Dr. Kathryn Chandler, dean of the college.

    Hamm received the Tutwiler Award for Elementary Education. Wrapping up her fourth year in the classroom, Hamm is the kindergarten teacher at Skyland Elementary School. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood special education from the University of Alabama and a master's degree in early childhood education from the University of West Alabama.

    Tucker received the Tutwiler Award for Secondary Education. She has six years of experience in the teaching field and currently teaches at Ducanville Middle School. Tucker holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education from the University of Alabama and master's degree in secondary education from the University of West Alabama.

    Each recipient received a $500 cash stipend and $250 for the purchase of classroom supplies and professional development. 



    For more information on the Tutwiler Educator of the Year awards, please contact the Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education at 205-652-3865.

    See More UWA News