Get to know Woodson’s Teacher Appreciation Award winner

Woodson Leadership Academy principal Gina Wilkins joked that Pre-K teacher Perchanda Utley should re-sign her contract early- like right there on the spot. Utley is the latest Office of Talent Teacher Appreciation award winner. After Wilkins joked Utley needed to put pen to paper immediately, she praised her for being a “master” teacher. Utley has spent her entire teaching career at HISD. Get to know more about her below:

Q: Last movie you saw?

Utley: “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

Q: What was your favorite book growing up?

Utley: “Fahrenheit 451.”

Q: Favorite part about being a teacher?

Utley: Watching the growth you see in each student.

Q: Favorite vacation spot?

Utley: Washington, D.C.

Q: What do you like most about Woodson?

Utley: It’s always a family. Whoever I am working with, we are a team