Associate Professor Charlotte Frambaugh-Kritzer, in the UH Mānoa College of Education (COE), is a 2020 Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching recipient. Nominated by her students and colleagues for her outstanding contributions to teaching and learning, she is one of 13 faculty members to be awarded out of nearly 300 nominations. She was selected by a committee of former award recipients across the Mānoa campus.
“This award provides an affirmation that the culmination of my work has made a positive impact on the lives of my students, colleagues, and research community,” Frambaugh-Kritzer said. “I am so grateful and honored for the recognition.”
Director of the COE School of Teacher Education Secondary Program, Frambaugh-Kritzer has been with the college since 2011. As an associate professor of secondary reading, her scholarly focus includes disciplinary literacies, self-study research methods in teacher education, and social justice issues in literacy education. Her most recent publications have been featured in Action in Teacher Education, Studying Teacher Education, Literacy Research & Instruction, The Journal of Language and Literacy Education, and Journal of Literacy Practice & Research.
About her path to becoming an educator, Frambaugh-Kritzer explained that she admired many of her teachers from an early age and wanted to follow in their footsteps. After graduating from college, she taught middle school for eight years before deciding to pursue her PhD.
Frambaugh-Kritzer shared, “I still pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming because my professional aspirations to become a teacher educator at UHM came true. I am so thankful for all of my current and former students as well as mentors and colleagues who inspire and teach me aloha daily. I also thank my husband, Stuart, who understands my unwavering commitment and passion to teaching.”