Pauline Clardy was awarded the College of Education Outstanding Teacher of the Year award at the annual fall faculty meeting in August.

The Outstanding Teacher Award exists to honor and recognize the individuals who have achieved excellence as teachers in the College of Education. By honoring such individuals, the college demonstrates its commitment to teaching as a scholarly endeavor, emphasizes the importance of outstanding teaching, and provides incentives for faculty members to pursue activities that enhance them as teachers. The College of Education recognizes tenure track faculty whose teaching accomplishments are outstanding among their peers in the College.

Clardy has dedicated her career to helping future educators embrace and value the culture, background, and uniqueness of each student they teach. Her creative and effective teaching methods in bilingual education have opened the minds of countless future teachers.

The Outstanding College of Education Teacher Award provides $1,000 in appropriated operating funds.