Columbia College-Fort Worth student earns “Exemplary Teacher” recognition

Gary Edge '08

Gary Edge ’08, a graduate of Columbia College-Fort Worth, received the Jack Harvey Fellowship award for being an exemplary teacher in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. The Harvey Academy honors exemplary teachers in memory of Professor Emeritus Jack Harvey, who taught at Weatherford College for 23 years and was considered a master teacher among his peers. The panel of judges only selects 34 teachers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Edge is a 9th grade social studies/world geography teacher for the Birdville Independent School District (B.I.S.D.), which is located at the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The district is made up of 2,800 employees for 22,000 students. Last year, Edge was chosen as “Teacher of the Year” for the school district.
“This is the third student from our campus who has won Teacher of the Year and the fifth award of exemplary teaching,” said Dr. Brenda Cole, associate director of Columbia College-Fort Worth. “I am very proud of our students. Our education curriculum is right on target to help them teach effectively and actively engage their students.”