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Waxahachie, Texas - September 12, 2014 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Heather Landry was named the 2014-2015 District Elementary Teacher of the Year on May 22, 2014.

Landry, an Oklahoma native, graduated from SAGU in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She began working full-time in 2006 as a Pre-K teacher at the Waxahachie ISD Marvin Elementary School.

"The only way I was able to go to SAGU was because I had several teachers who pushed me to be better and challenged me to take opportunities. It was during my second year at SAGU that I realized I needed to teach so that I could, in turn, help other underprivileged children succeed."

Landry was nominated by her fellow coworkers and after an intense process of being interviewed by several community leaders and writing an essay describing her passion for teaching, Landry was named the Waxahachie District Elementary Teacher of the 2014-2015 school year. 

"I was very pleased when I found that I had been nominated at the first level by my fellow teachers," Landry said. "At the district level, however, I was shocked; I truly was not expecting such an honor since I have only been with Waxahachie ISD for 8 years. I am passionate about my students, and I'm blessed that they were able to see that in me."

Landry states in her essay, "I am their teacher. I am responsible for their learning, environment, materials, motivation and emotional and physical safety. Each of my students are individuals. My passion is to nourish, protect and encourage each child. To create an environment to help them flourish, no matter the external factors of where they have been planted. I want to help them bloom." 

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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