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2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Heather C. Macias - Education

As mentioned in her letters from faculty, Heather is a source of creativity and innovation as an educator with a remarkable ability to draw upon a wealth of teaching methods to explore difficult material is exemplary. Faculty have even commented their tendency to listen in on Heather’s TA sessions from time to time to learn from her. Her innovation within the classroom truly inspires others to jumpstart their own creativity and curiosity. Two of her student support letters were from students whom she taught in High School and now at UCSB. She has been a TA for over 13 quarters, not to mention her numerous years of teaching prior to attending UCSB, and her course evaluations emphatically express her enthusiasm for teaching. We are delighted to recognize Ms. Macias with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.