ACU alumni receive beginning teacher awards

Posted April 06, 2015

Three alumni from Abilene Christian University's Department of Teacher Education have received the First Class Teacher Award for beginning teachers in Mesquite, Texas. 

They are Haley Padgett, Motley Elementary School; Keslie Bernard, Rutherford Elementary; and Ashley Marie Craig, Agnew Middle School.

Mesquite ISD created the First Class Teacher Program to honor first-year teachers who exceed expectations. Last year, the district hired 400 new teachers. Of the 31 who received the First Class award, three were ACU graduates. 

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