From left to right: Dave Farra,Mix 96.5; Linda Lukaszewski,GCEFCU CEO; Chattman; Jessica Rodriguez, GCEFCU; Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Pasadena ISD superintendent; Julia Arceneaux, GCEFCU; Daena Kramer, Mix 96.5 and Cheryl Mundy, GCEFCU.
Lewis CTHS principal Steven Fleming with Chattman.
By Melissa Trevizo
Gary Chattman, a U.S. History teacher at the Lewis Career and Technical High School was surprised by the Mix 96.5 Dave, Mahoney and D.K. morning show last Friday, Sept. 30 as he was awarded the Houston Love Teacher of the Month.
“This is such a surprise and an honor. I really love what I do,” Chattman said. “I wouldn’t be the teacher I am today without my staff, principals, content specialists and fellow teachers.”
Chattman was invited along with other instructors and CTHS students by Mix 96.5’s Dave Farra and Daena Kramer under the guise of a student pep rally. After a series of student engagement activities, Farra read the nomination the radio station received on Chattman’s behalf.
“This man has a heart of pure gold and lives to see his students’ love for learning,” Farra read. “He would go to the ends of the earth for his students and fellow teachers and definitely deserves this honor.”
As the Houston Love Teacher of the Month, Chattman received a $500 check from Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union and recognition from Mix 96.5.
To nominate a teacher, visit www.mix965houston.cbslocal.com.