Dr. Rebecca Sanford

The University of Houston College of Education recently honored its 2018 Star Award winners. One of the recipients is Hambrick Middle School Principal Dr. Rebecca Sanford.

The Award recognizes professionals who have distinguished themselves in the community and who exemplify the College’s commitment to service.

In a letter to Sanford informing her of the Award, it read:

Your leadership as a school principal and advocacy for all students represent the best of the Cougar spirit. A three-time UH graduate, you are a tireless champion for public education, dedicating more than two decades to the Aldine Independent School District and serving as a board member of the UH Charter School. Your selection as Aldine ISD secondary principal of the year for 2015-16 highlights your well-deserved respect from your peers.

You have consistently led the way, breaking barriers as the first African-American woman to graduate from the College of Education’s doctorate program in special populations.

Your students and staff at Hambrick Middle School are lucky to have you at the helm.

The College honored the winners, along with student scholarship recipients for 2018-19 and scholarship donors, at its annual Star Awards event held April 25 at the UH Hilton.