Get to know the HISD Office of Talent Teacher Appreciation Award winner from Fondren MS

The HISD Office of Talent presented Fondren Middle School’s Andrew Houston with its Teacher Appreciation Award.

“Mr. Houston, we have a surprise for you,” said Principal Meagan Edwards as she opened the door to Houston’s Special Skills classroom.

Representatives from the Office of Talent presented Houston, a dedicated Special Education teacher of all grade levels, with a gift basket and tickets to a Rockets game.

Get to know more about Houston below:

Q: What was your favorite subject in school?

Houston: History

Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Houston?

Houston: I’m a barbecue fan, so almost any of the barbecue places in Houston. You name it.

Q: What made you become a teacher?

Houston: Education is in my family. Mom was a teacher. I just continued on with the tradition.

Q: What is your hope for your students this year?

Houston: Moving forward. Education is in a tough time right now throughout the district, the state, the country. Just for my students to be able to progress in the right direction is what my hope is this year.

Q: Do you have any plans for Spring Break?

Houston: We’re going skiing!