Shasta College professor Cathy Anderson, a resident of Weaverville, was recognized this month as the college’s Excellent Educator of the Year for 2019/20.
Anderson is a math instructor and was selected for the honor by the college’s Academic Senate.
During an online ceremony for Day of the Teacher, May 13, Shasta College Vice President of Instruction Frank Nigro shared that Anderson has mentored many faculty colleagues in math and other departments.
She is part of a workgroup to award students credit for prior learning and experience, and she participates regularly in the math department’s Trimathelon contest for high school students.
“She is constantly on the lookout for ways to move students forward,” he said.
Currently the president of the Academic Senate, Anderson helped to formulate the organization’s policies and procedures.
Along with other faculty members, when the college facilities closed due to the novel coronavirus, Anderson made the adjustment to teaching online and “does it all with a genuine delight for what she’s learning and more importantly how she’s helping students continue their learning,” Nigro said.
Anderson spoke at Shasta College’s virtual graduation ceremony on Friday and congratulated the new graduates from a variety of backgrounds on their achievement. She expressed hope this is the beginning of a lifetime of learning for them.