LeTourneau University’s former student Toby Wahl was named the 2010
Secondary Teacher of the Year at its annual Teacher of the Year Banquet this week. Wahl was a
student in LETU’s Postbaccalaureate Accelerated Certification for Teachers (PACT) program.
Toby is the sixth grade social studies teacher at Dogan Middle School
in Tyler, Texas and has been with Tyler ISD for four years.
Criteria for selection of the District Teachers of the Year included,
among other items, playing an active and useful role in their community, commitment to the teaching
profession through continuous improvement, and lessons that creatively engage and inspire students
to achieve high academic standards.
"LETU’s teacher certification program provided me a framework to build
upon to include classroom management techniques, structuring of lessons, and various methods of
delivery," Wahl said. "LETU assigned me to Dogan Middle School for my student-teaching where I was
subsequently hired. I often find myself at workshops thinking, 'I remember learning this at
LeTourneau.' I credit LETU for being the launching pad of my teaching career.”