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Excellence in Teaching Award

Alice Baca-Drumm

Alice has been teaching for more than twenty-three years in the Medical Occupations Department. Some of the classes she has taught include Medical Terminology, Medical Receptionist, Introduction to Medical Coding, CPR, First Aid, Blood Bourne Pathogens, and her specialty, Back Office and Laboratory Procedures for the Medical Assistant. 

Alice plans her lessons to ensure each student achieves his/her greatest potential. Her countless hours of preparing for the different classes and her enthusiasm in trying new materials are just two examples of her excellence in teaching adults. The exemplary manner in which she gives instruction and uses lessons has certainly made an impact on the results of the students' learning. She is versatile and creative.

Alice spends a great deal of time writing and creating curriculum that meet the needs of her students and keep in line with the state requirements. The manner in which she organizes her work and plans her materials has certainly made an impact on the programs that she has been involved in. She truly deserves to be recognized for the time, care, dedication and effort she puts into the Medical program. Most importantly, however, she should be recognized for the great hope and inspiration she gives to her students.

Alice Baca-Drumm serves as a role model for teachers and motivates students with her open and caring attitude. Alice plans her lessons to ensure that students achieve their greatest potential. Alice says, "I love teaching what I have always loved to do. I have been in the medical field since I was 18 years old, and it has always been my passion. I have always loved helping people. Just knowing I can make a difference in a student's life is rewarding enough for me."