Kristi Plummer '07 wins 2012 Milken Award
Former Aggie student and current Alvin ISD teacher Kristi Plummer '07 recently received the 2012 Milken Family Foundation Educator Award. Watch her video.
CEHD: What was your major when you attended the College of Education and Human Development?
Kristi: I received a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies – 4-8th grade math and science.
CEHD: What do you do now?
Kristi: I’m a teacher at Passmore Elementary in Alvin Texas. I teach at risk 2-5th grade children – I help bridge the gaps and help them with fundamentals.
CEHD: What does being a teacher mean to you?
Kristi: Being a teacher means connecting with the children first. Once you do that everything else falls into place and you can focus on academics.
CEHD: What advice would you give to up and coming teachers, especially those studying at Texas A&M?
Kristi: I would tell them to be themselves. Be open to new ideas and be flexible. As I mentioned, connecting with the children is so important.
CEHD: About the Milken Family Foundation Education award, we understand Governor Perry surprised you and presented it in front of the entire school. How did that make you feel?
Kristi: I had no idea! It was such a big surprise. All week the school was being prepared for a distinguished visitor – I had no idea it was all for me. Having the Governor and the Commissioner of Education there – and all of the kids cheering for me, it was such an honor. It felt great.