Coe honored by regional English teacher's association

Email this article 01/20/2012

jillcoeSWTJC's Jill Coe has been named the 2011 recipient of the Robert W. Wylie Service Award of the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) South West Chapter.

Coe, who began her career at SWTJC as an English instructor in 1990, received the award during last fall's annual TYCA-SW Conference held at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, TX.

Each year the association honors one person for outstanding contributions made to the English teaching profession through long-term service. The Wylie Award is the association's highest distinction.

In addition to teaching English and humanities classes, Coe currently serves as SWTJC Director of Professional Development, a position she was named to in 2005. From 1999 to 2005 she was division chair of the SWTJC Humanities and Fine Arts Department.

TYCA-SW has 525 members from a six-state region that includes Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Several SWTJC English instructors, in addition to Coe, were presenters at the TYCA-SW Conference including Rebecca Andrews, Marsha Heaton and Diana Smith.

Following the conference, Smith was asked to deliver her presentation, "Translation in the Composition Classroom," at the 2012 National Council of Teachers in English Conference scheduled Nov. 15-18 in Las Vegas.

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