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January 27, 2015
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On-Campus Interviews Scheduled for Dean Candidates [1/27/2015]

Three candidates for dean of the Baylor School of Education will visit Waco for on-campus interviews during the month of February, according to the latest update from the search committee. The update also describes the interview schedule and process.

Two-day visits will occur on Feb. 16-17, Feb. 23-24, and Feb. 25-26. Candidates will meet with faculty, staff, students and others.

At this time, the names of the candidates have not been released. Shortly before the interview dates, members of the on-campus community will be able to use Baylor log-in credentials to learn more about each candidate before meeting the candidate.

After all the on-campus interviews have been completed, the search committee will solicit feedback from all those who participated in the on-campus interview process.

Search committee chair Dr. Michael Matier said, “In combination with the information gathered from reference checking by the search committee, this candid, descriptive, specific and direct feedback from individuals will be critical to informing the committee’s deliberations and will provide a primary basis for recommendations to the provost about the suitability of each finalist to become the next dean of the School of Education.”

For all of the latest updates from the search committee, keep an eye on this website: EdDean Search

 

January 26, 2015
by megcullar
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DIANE RAVITCH LECTURE CANCELED FOR JAN. 27 [1/26/2015]

THE DIANE RAVITCH LECTURE FOR TUESDAY, JAN. 27, HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. DR. RAVITCH IS UNABLE TO FLY OUT OF NEW YORK CITY.

WE ARE WORKING TO RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE.

STAY TUNED HERE FOR ALL OF THE LATEST INFO. YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL TO THIS BLOG (little box in the right margin) FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE BAYLOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION.

January 20, 2015
by megcullar
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Alumni Featured in Wacoan Magazine [1/20/2015]

Wacoan-Leanne-Pic-400wThe January issue of Wacoan magazine includes two Q&A features with School of Education graduates — Dr. Leanne Howell, BSEd ’89, MSEd ’92, a visiting clinical assistant professor in the SOE, and Brandon Cope, MSEd ’12, the new director of the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy (GWAMA).

Howell serves as the university liaison as Spring Valley Elementary School in Midway ISD, working with SOE teacher candidates while they are on the elementary campus.

Cope is a graduate of the principal certification preparation master’s program in the Department of Educational Administration and was principal of Crestview Elementary in Waco ISD before coming to GWAMA.

If you live in Waco, be sure to pick up a copy of the Wacoan around town. If not, you can read the stories at the links below:

Q&A with Leanne Howell

Q&A with Brandon Cope

January 15, 2015
by megcullar
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Dean Search Committee Begins Interview Process [1/15/2015]

DeanSignInstaThe search committee seeking a dean for the Baylor School of Education (SOE) has entered a new phase of the process, according to the latest update.

“The process has reached the point where the committee has begun to hold preliminary, confidential, face-to-face interviews with a group of potential candidates,” committee chair Dr. Michael Matier wrote in an update dated Jan. 13.

The full text of the update can be read here: Interview Process Underway
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January 13, 2015
by megcullar
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Diane Ravitch to Speak at Baylor [1/13/2015]

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THE DIANE RAVITCH LECTURE FOR TUESDAY, JAN. 27, HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. DR. RAVITCH IS UNABLE TO FLY OUT OF NEW YORK CITY.

WE ARE WORKING TO RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE.

STAY TUNED HERE FOR ALL OF THE LATEST INFO. YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE BAYLOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION. Continue Reading →

January 12, 2015
by megcullar
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Baylor School of Education Prepares Leaders [1/12/2015]

KrysBlogSeveral Baylor School of Education (SOE) graduates are serving as elected president or president-elect of statewide associations that serve educators or educational administrators. Other Baylor SOE alumni hold executive leadership roles at statewide organizations for educators. (If you know of additional Baylor SOE alumni in statewide or national leadership roles, please email us at BaylorImpact@baylor.edu.)

Presidents:

Dr. Krystal Goree, BSEd ’78, MSEd ’96, PhD ’11, (pictured above) is the 2014-15 president of the Texas Directors of Field Experiences (TDFE). Goree is a clinical faculty member in the Baylor School of Education and director of the SOE’s Office of Professional Practice. Continue Reading →

December 30, 2014
by megcullar
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A Look Back: SOE Highlights from 2014 [12/30/2015]

In 2014, the Baylor School of Education began chronicling events, announcements, awards and accomplishments online through the news blog Instant Impact  and a new SOE Facebook page in addition to the SOE website. We continued keeping in touch with alumni through the Impact newsletter sent via mail, but now in a new and larger format. The Impact newsletter has a new website, too.

In addition, of course, you have read about the SOE in publications including Baylor Magazine, Baylor Proud, the university’s social media outlets, and through various independent news sources.

Looking back, it’s clear that 2014 was an exciting and news-filled year for the SOE! Here’s a glance at some major headlines: Continue Reading →

December 19, 2014
by megcullar
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SOE graduate to head Kentucky Community and Technical College System [12/19/2014]

JayBox-BlogSchool of Education (SOE) graduate Jay Box, EdD ’94, has been named president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The organization’s board of regents voted unanimously to choose Box for the position on Nov. 16. Box has been serving as chancellor of the Kentucky system since 2009 — providing system-wide leadership for academic affairs, economic development, work force training, and research and policy analysis. He will begin his presidency on Jan. 16, succeeding Dr. Michael B. McCall, KCTCS’s first and only president.

Dr. Robert Cloud, SOE professor of higher education and chair of the Department of Educational Administration, was excited to hear the news about his former doctoral student. Continue Reading →

December 15, 2014
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Learning Leadership [12/14/2014]

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Grace Kim (right) explains her project to a classmate.

Monitors around the room lit up as the students in Baylor’s LEAD program showed off their semester’s work through electronic portfolios. The LEAD Celebration event was Dec. 2 on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.

Baylor’s School of Education offers the LDS 1301 Introduction to Leadership class and also offers a leadership minor through the Department of Educational Administration. Students learn about different leadership theories and have the chance to put those theories into practice by volunteering around Waco. Students also study social issues in the media and attend the Leadership Lecture series, where presenters share life experiences of overcoming obstacles. Continue Reading →

December 9, 2014
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SOE Students Share Christmas Cheer [12/9/2014]

Baylor School of Education assistant professor Dr. Lakia Scott and students in her Elementary Literacy Education classes created  book bags for the children Mission Waco serves as Christmas gifts. Each Baylor student donated a book with a multi-cultural theme, and Dr. Scott contributed the bags. Then they got together to decorate each bag to match the book’s theme and later delivered them to Mission Waco. Dr. Scott has done the same type of project at previous schools before she came to Baylor this fall. She believes Baylor students can better connect to the Waco community through this project. (Video by Kate McGuire)