Cypress, TX — July 29, 2013 — Cypress Creek High School career and technology education department chair Cathy Trocquet received the Texas Health Occupations Association (THOA) Health Science Distinguished Teacher Award for 2013.
The THOA recognizes and rewards exceptional health science teachers in Texas to encourage teachers to develop a habit of lifelong learning and professional development.
In order to be considered for the award, candidates must be members of THOA and complete a series of guidelines including a minimum of five years teaching high school, serving as a mentor for new teachers, documentation of volunteer activities and examples of the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning-lesson plans.
For winning the Health Science Distinguished Teacher Award, Trocquet was presented with a certificate and a $500 check at the THOA luncheon during the Career & Technology Association of Texas (CTAT) Texas Career Education Conference on July 16.
“I am very honored to receive this award as an example to my students of the benefits of lifelong learning,” Trocquet said. “To be successful in today’s world, they need to understand that you never stop learning and should always have a commitment to continuous improvement. I am also honored because I firmly believe that our teachers need to be involved in activities and organizations that enable them to network to enhance their classroom instruction.”