Madonna University Alumna Honored as Outstanding Teacher

Laura Trevino posing for a picture

LIVONIA, MICH. – The Dallas Intermediate School District celebrates teaching excellence by recognizing outstanding educators who are making a difference in the lives of students every day. Meet 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year finalist Laura Trevino, '09, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy.

Laura Trevino teaches eighth-grade English-language arts at W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy. She is an educator by accident and a writer by trade. Through an education posting in Kazakhstan with the Peace Corps, Trevino learned what teaching was all about and fell in love with the transformative power of education. After her tour in the Peace Corps, Trevino worked with AmeriCorps to train Texas teaching fellows to impact their students with the nonprofit Citizen Schools. Trevino knew she belonged in the classroom and became a certified Texas teacher. Eight years later, she has no plans to leave teaching behind but extends her reach beyond the classroom, including curriculum writing with the Texas Education Agency and Pearson. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Madonna University and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington.