By Dr. Robert Tatman
Great teaching and great learning does not happen by accident, and no one knows this better than Harvey Augustine.
His countless hours of work and energy have led to being recently named the 2014-2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Region 4 Education Service Center.
Through countless hours of planning, instruction, guidance, and myriad of teacher responsibilities, Augustine has changed students lives by teaching in a way that impacts the hearts and minds of his students.
This was a significant accomplishment and a professional milestone for Mr. Augustine who received this honor for teaching math at Newport Elementary School. Chosen from elementary school teachers from approximately 50 Harris County school districts, Augustine+fs award was well-deserved and a recognition of the value and importance of his work in education.
Christy CoVan, principal of Newport Elementary, noted that Augustine+fs effectiveness rises from the fact that his teaching is not just about academics, but about teaching students dignity, respect, and pride both in themselves and others.
Augustine will advance as Region 4s Elementary Teacher of the Year candidates as a finalist for the 2015 Texas Teacher of the Year honor. The Texas Teacher of the Year program is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).