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About Us

Welcome to the Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence (COTE) at Lone Star College-Tomball! We support the Lone Star College-Tomball vision by providing responsive, innovative, and collaborative learning opportunities and resources that prepare our faculty and staff for a lifetime of learning and change.

Our Mission 

To provide professional and organizational development opportunities for the purpose of supporting all Lone Star College-Tomball faculty and staff in their roles at the college. 

Our Vision

To be a nationally known Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence that is recognized for its innovation, creativity, collaboration, and support for faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Our Purpose

COTE connects people to each other, connects various functions across campus, and connects college initiatives to ensure meaning and sustainability. 

Our Services

COTE provides online resources for faculty to learn tips and techniques for teaching online and professional development webinars in OnDemands. COTE provides professional development opportunities, training, and events customized for staff to increase their knowledge and skills. COTE creates professional development plans aligned with Lone Star College’s goals to excel in organizational excellence. COTE hosts several annual professional development conferences for educators and administrative assistants in higher education settings. COTE Library’s free book-borrowing program is available for LSC-Tomball faculty and staff to check out printed books in higher education PD genre. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certification (DEIC) program offers interactive workshops and experiential training on issues pertaining to diversity.

What's Happening in COTE...

Welcome Week Fall 2022 Access COTE PD Calendar Congratulations to 2022 HOWL Awards winners!

Contact Us

Kentrie LeDee • Director, Professional Development • Phone: 281.401.1813
Teresa “Terri” Garcia • Coordinator III, Professional Development • Phone: 281.351.3375
Isabelle Chen • Specialist III, Professional Development • Phone: 281.401.1871
Wendy Palmgren • Office Administrator • Phone: 281.357.3660
Harlan Williams • Online Instructional Designer & D2L Support • Phone: 346.276.4059
Dr. Asitha Silva • Faculty Fellow • Phone: 281.655.3628
Dr. Janie Filoteo • Faculty Fellow • Phone: 281.357.3683

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