we would like to say a big-hearted congratulations to stephanie dugger. this poetry/non-fiction mfa’er, and southern belle, won the Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award. awarded by Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, part of the Office of Academic Affairs, this is UW’s highest honor for graduate student teachers. besides being the hardest working person we have ever known, completing two theses (one per genre), stephanie also happens to be a generally awesome person. though her virtues as a teacher are many, we like to cite the time her entire classroom broke into song, singing Come Together by the Beatles, in unison, as proof that this woman was born to teach — thus, the most heartwarming pedagogical moment since Stand & Deliver. mr. holland can take his opus and shove it. nice work, dugga’ — you are an inspiration to us all.
Stephanie Dugger is a second-year student in uwyo MFA and associate poetry editor at The Dirty Napkin. she writes poetry and nonfiction and lives nomadically with her husband and two rambunctious dogs.