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Huether receives David L. Underwood Award

April 22, 2010

Teresa Huether  
Teresa Huether received the 2010
Underwood award.

Teresa Huether was named the 35th annual David L. Underwood Memorial Lecture Award recipient at a ceremony held April 15.

The award was first presented in 1976 to honor former STLCC Dean of Instruction David L. Underwood, who was known for his love of education and his tireless dedication to further the educational mission at Florissant Valley. A distinguished committee of past Underwood lecturers named Teresa Huether the Underwood lecturer for 2010.

"I am deeply honored to be the 2010 Underwood recipient. To be selected by my respected peers means a great deal to me," said Huether.

Teresa Fitzsimmons Huether is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley campus and has been a full time employee with the college for the last 17 years. Her career at STLCC began when she opened the Math Learning Center in 1981 and taught part time. 

Huether began her career in education teaching mathematics in an elementary school. Subsequently she has taught high school, worked as a teaching assistant at SLU and was hired as an adjunct at the University of Central Florida.

“Teresa Huether is an enthusiastic and engaging member of our faculty,” said Marcia Pfeiffer, president of Florissant Valley. “Her focus on working with other faculty to improve student learning is well known on campus. I am delighted to see her recognized with the Underwood Award.”

Since becoming a full time faculty member in 1992, Teresa has risen to the rank of professor, coordinated the Junior High Excellence in Mathematics contest, served as the faculty sponsor for the Pi Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and led the mathematics department as chair for more than four years. She has been trained as an Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator and presently, along with three instructional designers, provides the campus with professional development opportunities through the CTL.

Huether has served on many STLCC committees including One Book, One College, Math Awareness Days, HLC/NCA, and General Education. She has also served her community as the Higher Education Representative on the MNEA Board of Directors and is currently a member of an advisory board to the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the State of Missouri.

Huether earned her B.S. in Secondary Mathematics education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and her M.A. in Mathematics from St. Louis University (SLU).