The UH College of Education mourns the loss of a respected faculty member, esteemed graduate and vibrant friend, Sabrina Marsh. Marsh passed away after a very brief illness from lung cancer.
Professor Marsh taught teacher education courses through Quality Urban Education for Students and Teachers (QUEST) in the area of Social Education. She worked in secondary education and helped students become involved in the community. Her primary research interests included action research and self-study. She focused on the roles of Social Education, Popular and American Culture, Critical Pedagogy, and Community. This semester would have marked the beginning of her third year teaching in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
However, her history in the college went deeper. Marsh completed her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Social Education at the University of Houston. During her time here, she worked with several Teaching History grants, presented at conferences for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Association for Teacher Education (ATE). Marsh was highly respected by her students. She will be missed by all.
The memorial service for Sabrina Marsh will be held Sunday Oct 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Cullen Sculpture Garden.
In addition, a scholarship has been established at the College of Education in Sabrina Marsh’s memory. If interested in contributing to the scholarship fund, please make checks payable to the University of Houston and indicate in the memo section that donations are in memory of Sabrina Marsh. Checks can be mailed to the University of Houston at PO Box 867, Houston, TX 77001-0867.