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Annie Mucheru

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Teaching Technology to Youth

Islander Alumna Annie Mucheru, who was recently named Corpus Christi Independent School District’s (CCISD) Elementary Teacher of the Year, knows the importance of education and technology in the classroom. As a leader in educational technology, Mucheru provides new approaches to motivate students of all learning styles to succeed with the use of technology.

“Interacting and supporting the learning of students, often from difficult backgrounds, gives me a real sense of purpose and fulfilment,” Mucheru stated. “Teaching is an extremely rewarding job.” Mucheru currently teaches fourth grade at CCISD’s Garcia Elementary.

From a young age, Mucheru was aware of the importance of education, a quality instilled by her parents. Mucheru was born and raised with five older siblings in Nairobi, Kenya. All of her siblings graduated from various universities, and Mucheru knew that she wanted to do the same. In 2001, she moved to Corpus Christi where she attended Del Mar College and received an Associate Degree in Business Administration before being accepted into the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business.

She discovered her love for teaching while working at Texas Techies, a summer camp focused on technology for children ages three and up. After this experience, she switched majors from business to education, and graduated from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Education.

“The teaching program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is intense and rigorous.” said Mucheru. “It is an excellent program to help prepare future teachers for the real world.”

Mucheru’s distinct love of expanding young minds has led to her recently being named Elementary School Teacher of the Year for CCISD.

“I felt extremely blessed and honored to receive this award,” she said. “It was confirmation for me that hard work really does pay off, though I truly believe I could not have made it this far without so many important people in my life, such as my mother, my sisters and all amazing teachers that I have had the privilege of working with.”