Graduate Achievements

Recognizing our Graduates

UIW Teacher Network is proud to recognize the achievements of our outstanding graduates for their work.

Christina Rivera, ’18 BA

Christina Rivera, choir director at Southwest Independent School District, along with her students in the Scobee Middle School Treble Choir and Ronald McNair Middle School Tenor-Bass Choir received the Sweepstakes Award in 1st Division Ratings for Concert and Sight Reading and 1st Division in Concert Performance at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Evaluation. The awards were the first music sweepstakes in Southwest Independent School District history.

Annalisa Mayhan, ’18 BA

Annalisa Mayhan, third-grade teacher at Rolling Meadows Elementary in Judson Independent School District, received the 2018-2019 Novice Teacher Award. This award recognizes and honors new teachers that show excellence in the classroom with their students.

Cynthia Werner, ’16 BA

Cynthia Werner, kindergarten teacher at Mission Academy in San Antonio Independent School District, received the Rising Star Award. She graduated summa cum laude from UIW and received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with minors in reading and special education.

Joey Ramirez '16 BA, MA

Joey Ramiez, eighth-grade ELA teacher at Irving Middle School in San Antonio ISD, received the Teacher of the Month award.

Marina Zuniga-Johnson, '12 BA

Marina Zuniga-Johnson, fifth-grade teacher at Woodlake Elementary School, received the 2018 Distinguished Educators award in Judson ISD for her work.

Sarah Harred '12 BA

Sarah Harred, third-grade teacher at East Central ISD, received the 2018 District Teacher of the Year Award. Sarah was also nominated for the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) 2019 Teacher of the Year.

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UIW Teacher Network

The UIW Teacher Induction Program was created in 2012 to provide graduates with high-quality support as they transition into the teaching profession. The UIW Teacher Network was designed with three main facets: induction support, professional development, and professional networking.

2015 TEA Commendation

The University of the Incarnate Word received a commendation from the Texas Education Agency for its innovative teacher induction program, the UIW Teacher Network, which supports candidates after initial certification, during their first three years of teaching, to improve teacher retention in the profession.​


Brandi Coleman
Induction Coordinator


Phone: 210-829-2763


Teacher Education Department

Dreeben School of Education

University of the Incarnate Word

4301 Broadway, CPO #293
San Antonio, TX 78209



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