An Example of Excellence for Future Teachers: Dr. Lynn Hoekstra
Dr. Lynn Hoekstra, director of undergraduate teacher education, is Columbia International University’s winner of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching award presented by SCICU (South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities).
Since joining the CIU faculty eight years ago, Hoekstra has served students on campus, online, and internationally, teaching in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and China. She strives to inspire future teachers with excellence and passion, always remembering they will be teaching students rather than a curriculum. Because relationships form the basis of effective teaching, Hoekstra also enjoys her role as academic advisor, seeing herself as a mentor and model.
Last summer, Hoekstra was named 2019 South Carolina Project Learning Tree (PLT) Jerry L. Shrum Outstanding Educator of the Year for advancing environmental literacy and promoting stewardship to students.
Read more about Dr. Hoekstra at the SCICU website.
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