Wagner, School of Education Alumna, Awarded Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities


LSU School of Education alumna and Texas educator, Laurie Wagner is one of 12 teachers in the state to receive the Humanities Texas 2016 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.

The award was presented to this Rogers Middle School teacher by State Senator Larry Taylor as recognition for her exceptional contribution to teaching, curriculum development and extracurricular programming. 

With more than 700 nominees, Wagner’s passion to engage her students in investigating cultural challenges and obstacles across the world set her apart.

Each year, Wagner’s students participate in a school-wide showcase of international cultures called I-Fest. They lead a mini-course on culture, history and geography of different regions. She started the program in order to give students real life application and opportunities to share what they’ve learned about other cultures.

Wagner is in her 24th year of teaching after receiving her BS in elementary education 1-8 from LSU in 1992 and has been teaching social studies most of her career. 

The award winners will receive $5,000 along with $500 presented to their respective schools in order to fund humanities-based instructional materials.

About SOE

The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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