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UT Tyler Charter School Teacher Awarded National Adviser of the Year Honors 

TYLER (July 13, 2023) – Jaime W. Burke-Hicks, a teacher and student council adviser at The  University of Texas at Tyler University Academy Longview campus, has been named the National  Student Council Middle-Level Adviser of the Year at the 2023 Vision National Leadership  Conference. 

She was named the Texas Association of Student Councils’ Middle-Level Adviser of the Year in May. 

“This national recognition speaks volumes about Mrs. Hicks and her contributions to the district. I  congratulate her, and we are extremely proud,” said Dr. Jo Ann Simmons, UA superintendent. 

Burke-Hicks has guided her students to numerous Outstanding Student Council and Sweepstakes  Awards, and they have served in various officer roles, including TASC district president.  

“Mrs. Burke-Hicks is phenomenal and goes above and beyond for our students and our school,” said  Rachel Hawkins, campus director. “Our student council is more than a club – it is a highly engaged  service organization.” 

Burke-Hicks, who joined UA in 2015, teaches art, social studies and physical education. She  currently serves as TASC District 419 coordinator and is a past TASC Board of Directors member. 

TASC is the largest student council organization in the United States. Burke-Hicks represents those  council advisers and students across the state who give their time and knowledge to ensure student  success, improve their communities, and make their schools a place where students and staff want  to be. For additional information, visit  

The UT Tyler University Academy is a K-12 public university charter school with campuses in Tyler,  Longview and Palestine. UT Tyler UA offers a focused STEM curriculum in a hands-on learning  environment. The district currently serves about 835 students. For more information, visit

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent  patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 

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