Teacher wins Texas A&M education award thanks to former student

Carnegie Vanguard High School history teacher Andrew Dewey has been selected to receive the Texas A&M University Inspiration Award for Exceptional Education.

Dewey was nominated for the award by his former CVHS student, Brookelynn Russey, who will graduate from Texas A&M on Friday, Dec. 19. He will be presented the award during the commencement ceremony.

The recipient of the award is always recognized during the ceremony at which the nominating student graduates.

Dewey will have the honor of presenting his former student, Russey, with her aerospace engineering degree from Texas A&M’s Dwight Look College of Engineering, an honor usually reserved for the university’s president. In addition to the award, Dewey will be presented a check for $2,000, and his school will receive $1,000.

Click here to read more about Andrew Dewey receiving this award in the TAMU Times.

The last HISD educator to receive the award was retired Westside High School teacher Anne Heil in 2012.