School of Education
Program Director, Master of Arts in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Education
- EdD in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1997
- MEd at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1992
- M Div at St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana, 1983
- B Mus Ed at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1978
Why I Teach
I encourage my students to take responsibility for their own education and to choose learning opportunities that best inform their goals and interests. I see myself as a guide, a mentor and a facilitator of learning. More importantly, I am also a fellow student seeking further knowledge and who is eager to learn.
Teaching is exciting and important work. More than ever, today’s school system needs skilled teachers and leaders. I am proud to help my students grow into extraordinary educators.
- More than 15 years of K–12 teaching experience in Louisiana and Texas
- Four years, Houston Independent School District, Department of Research and Accountability
- Three years, Assistant Professor of Education, Stephen F. Austin State University
- Life Certificate, Elementary Teaching, Grades 1–8, Texas
- Principal Certificate, Grades Early Childhood–12 (2001–2013)
- Past Editorial Board of Teacher Education and Practice, a peer-refereed journal dedicated to the encouragement and dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education
- John Dewey Society, founded in 1935, which exists to keep alive Dewey's commitment to the use of critical and reflective intelligence in the search for solutions to educational and cultural challenges.
- American Education Research Association
- Southwest Education Research Association
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development