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GTA Shout-Outs

We have fantastic Graduate Teaching Assistants at UT. Check out what students are saying about them!

If you'd like to make your own shout-out to your favorite Graduate Teaching Assistant, here's your chance!


Jeff Kelly

From: Vanessa Slay

Professor Kelly is an amazing teacher. He is always attentive and helpful when we have questions. He makes sure the information is understandable and fun to learn. He encourages conversation and tries his best to be an amazing teacher.

Amanda Rigell

From: Ashtyn Glover

Amanda makes every single class enjoyable to attend. She is kind, witty, and genuine! It is always evident to me that she has a heart for the material she is teaching as well as her students. On all of the assignments I turn in, she responds so thoughtfully and thoroughly. I have never met Amanda in person (Zoom class); however, I feel like she is someone I look up to as I go through the process of becoming an educator. Both Amanda and Dr. Wooten are the best professors I have had in the education program!

Regan Baltasar

From: Nancy Scott

Regan is amazing! She has a great attitude, is a hard worker, and has an eye for ways to improve the student experience. Her voice and initiative have been invaluable this semester. Regan has gone above and beyond her grading duties. She has really helped improve assignments/rubrics to improve clarity for students this semester (and beyond). Plus, she always takes initiative. I never have to ask her to do things and I can trust the quality of her work. Working with her excites me about her future! Thank you Regan!

Amanda Rigell

From: Summer Espinosa

She is one of the best teachers I’ve had so far in college! She takes the time to get to know each of us on a personal level which makes the class feel more connected. Amanda is so understanding and is willing to do whatever it takes to help us succeed as future teachers!

Amanda Rigell

From: Gabriella Schmidl

Amanda is one of the greatest teachers I have had in college. She is super motivating, relatable, and makes the class both challenging and fun. She has provided great readings and opportunities for collaboration. She is very helpful when people have questions and I am grateful to have had her!

Amanda Rigell

From: Morgan Cordy

Amanda is amazing to work with! She always gives detailed feedback and pushes me to expand my understanding about reading education. She has been a huge support in the education department, always shows us compassion, and is so clearly dedicated to every student and their learning!

Lucia Elgerud

From: Bryn Dalrymple

She is wonderful in class, helping individuals when they have questions and making sure we all understand everything. She has been so helpful and is the reason why this class could be held in person, which is extremely helpful because of the nature of the material. She is very understanding and has been a great person all around!

Amanda Rigell

From: Shelby Vaughn

She’s compassionate. It is a strange feeling to have someone you literally just met make you feel safe in their presence. She’s never judgemental, always relatable, and not only values feedback but actually uses it to make changes. I feel very blessed to have her as my teacher and accountability buddy! You’re so appreciated and I’m very grateful! Thank you.

Amanda Rigell

From: Summer Espinosa

She is one of the best teachers I’ve had so far in college! She takes the time to get to know each of us on a personal level which makes the class feel more connected. Amanda is so understanding and is willing to do whatever it takes to help us succeed as future teachers!

Taylor Buck

From: Yuan Li

I can't imagine what this semester may look like without Taylor's help. I have asked her to assist in my course in many different ways, from tracking attendance to grading homework and exam, and even preparing answers to some questions when I was busy. No matter what tasks I assigned to her, she was able to do it very well and in time. Her assistance reduced a lot of pressures on my end. Thank you, Taylor!

Nate Koerber

From: Hailey Muncy

Nate is super responsive and always supportive! He gives concrete examples on how to make instruction stronger and he always sticks up for his interns. I appreciate you, Nate! Thanks for everything that you do.

Nate Koerber

From: Jayla Freeman

If I ask Nate a question at 11:59, he responds at 11:58. He is always there when I need help with ANYTHING and it has helped me significantly to grow as a teacher. This year has been so hard but Nate has continued to encourage me and guide me so that I can reach my full potential. Thanks Nate!

Jordan Dean

From: Amanda Warren

Jordan is extremely dependable and always exceeds expectations in everything she does for my ACCT 311 classes. Thanks for going above and beyond Jordan!

Patrick Birmingham

From: Randy Johnston

As GTA for my introduction to auditing class, Patrick leads the students through the use of auditing software - a skill they will benefit greatly from.

Thank you Patrick

Lauren Rigdon

From: Randy Johnston

Lauren has done a great job of producing my Introduction to Auditing class. Having grown up in a world where multimedia meant your TV antenna was tall enough to get all three stations, I need all the help I can get.

Thank you Lauren

Victoria Ogier

From: Randy Johnston

Victoria has done a great job of producing my Introduction to Auditing class. Having grown up in a world where multimedia meant your family could afford an extension for the wall phone in the kitchen, I need all the help I can get.

Thank you Victoria

Nate Koeber

From: Sara comperry

Nate has been the best this whole semester. He has gone above and beyond with providing feedback to me to improve my teaching. He has not only been there as a supervisor, but a mentor providing guidance as I go into my last semester as a teaching intern. Thank you, Nate!

Nate Koerber

From: Leighton Simpson

Nate has been the absolute greatest GA. He always makes class such a fun learning environment that I looked forward to every week. Regardless of his own work and obligations, he always makes time to make every student feel valued and capable of achieving greatness.

Sarah Frankel

From: Madison Russell

Sarah Frankel has been an amazing addition to our RCS 210 class. She is so passionate, driven, and helpful. She goes out of her way to make sure we are all doing our best inside the classroom and even more importantly outside the classroom. She makes everyone feel welcomed and confident and pushes her students to the best of their abilities. She is always wanting to do more for her students and be accessible for what we need. Thank you Sarah for a great class experience.

Will McClamroch

From: Roy Schmardebeck

Will has been instrumental in helping students and helping me to refine the course. He's proactive and creative. He's automated some aspects of the course that I've manually adjusted every year--so his influence will be seen in my course for years to come!

Nate Koerber

From: Kalan Lancaster

Nate is always there to help. He is respectful and provides a positive outlook on the education field. Nate inspires me to be a better teacher.

Scotty Howe

From: Theodore Stank

Scotty is one of our 2 GTA's for 6 sections of SCM 309, a course on supply chain decision making and analytics. It's a pretty tough course, and he and Caitlin Hensley, our other GTA (I've sent a separate shout out for her!) have been absolutely essential to helping the students understand and master the managerial concepts and the analytical tools used to help feed decision making. We could not have successfully run the course without them!!

Caitlin Hensley

From: Ted Stank

Caitlin is one of our 2 GTA's for 6 sections of SCM 309, a course on supply chain decision making and analytics. Its a pretty tough course, and she and Scotty Howe, our other GTA (I've send a separate shout out for him!) have been absolutely essential to helping the students understand and master the managerial concepts and the analytical tools used to help feed decision making. We could not have successfully run the course without them!!

Courtney Sloan

From: Ashley King

Just this week Courtney went out of her way to let me know that she was available for extra help if I needed it. She set up the lab for the week and communicated expectations to the entire team. Way above the call of duty, but I am SO THANKFUL.

Matthew Hinkle

From: Ashley King

Matthew has been an absolute life saver this semester managing student requests for lab switches and taking on more than his fair share of work in our BA342 group. I couldn't do it without him and his ability to step in and fill the gap!

Caroline Royal

From: Ashley King

No matter what needs to be done, Caroline is always there to ask how she can help. From captioning videos to even being sweet enough to bring morning coffee, she is a breath of fresh air and much appreciated as part of my team!

Abigail Rhea

From: Ashley King

Abby always goes above and beyond to help me with any task that I might need help with. She consistently lets me know when she has extra time and is always willing to do extra grading or even additional office hours if needed. Her kind texts and emails always brighten my day.

Nate Koerber

From: Lacey Marklein

I could not have asked for a better instructor for Elementary Education 351! While it hasn't been easy to teach virtually, Nate is always prepared to show us and discuss effective and ineffective teaching strategies through a variety of online resources. I also really appreciate how Nate shares his personal teaching experiences with us. I always look forward to ELED 351 each week!

Nate Koerber

From: Abby Hale

Nate is the best and I am so thankful to have learned so much from him!!! He has always been so encouraging, positive, and helpful throughout the past year! He gives us the best advice that helps us within our student teaching and our future careers as teachers. Nate never fails to make the class laugh with his humor and fun personality. It has been so great knowing Nate truly cares for each of his students and does everything he can to help us succeed!!! Thank YOU Nate!!

Katherine Burroughs

From: Nia Myrthil

Kat is the best because she truly cares for all of her students. She makes sure to amplify our voices and always desires to actively listen to each and every one of us. Kat is more than a GTA, she is truly a friend! Thank you to Kat for everything she does!