The Baylor Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office has announced faculty and staff members chosen to serve on the Education Dean Search Committee. Dr. Jon Engelhardt, dean of the Baylor School of Education for the past seven years, has announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Continue Reading →
Baylor School of Education graduate Dr. Michael McFarland, superintendent of Lancaster ISD, is the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year.
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced winners in each of the state’s eighteen regions. Five finalists will be named in August, and the statewide winner will be announced in September at the convention of TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Continue Reading →
From an inspirational message by a state legislator to hands-on curriculum training, the annual Texas Private Schools Conference hosted at the Baylor School of Education on July 9 had a lot to offer. Rep. Scott Turner of Rockwall shared his personal life story, a journey that led him through playing in the NFL to his current role as an elected Texas state representative from Rockwall.
“Teachers and coaches are my heroes,” Turner said, referring to the impact of educational leaders in his life. “As teachers, the words you speak to young people can last a lifetime,” he said. “Let them be encouraging, edifying, uplifting and honest. Y’all have that opportunity every day.” Continue Reading →
For the second year, Baylor University School of Education (SOE) and the Texas Private Schools Association (TPSA) are jointly sponsoring a statewide conference for administrators and teachers in private and independent schools. The conference will be on Wednesday, July 9, in Baylor’s Marrs McLean Science building, the home of the SOE.
Dr. Randy M. Wood, director of the SOE’s Center for Christian Education, said the one-day conference is strategically scheduled in midsummer “to allow administrators and teachers to come with an open mind and go away with a mind full of new ideas.” The conference also provides inservice training opportunity for the educators. Continue Reading →
Having a degree in education can make you a better parent, according to a couple of SOE grads. That’s what Baylor School of Education alumni Aaron Pena, BSEd ’97, and Patricia Avila Pena, BSEd ’96, said in the cover story of the June 2014 edition of the Wacoan Magazine. The couple and their three children were pictured on the cover and in a Q&A story inside. Continue Reading →
The Baylor School of Education is wrapping up science, social science, fine arts and technology summer programs for gifted and talented students. SOE’s Center for Community Learning and Enrichment houses University for Young People (UYP), which hosts these programs for first through twelfth-grade students. First through fourth-grade students attend camps at Hillcrest PDS and Woodway Elementary, and fourth through twelfth-grade students stay on the Baylor University campus.
During the week of June 9, the younger children studied archeology and made their own museum in the “Creative Problem Solving: Explorations” program at Hillcrest. Check out our SOE video for a look at their archeological discoveries and adventures! Continue Reading →
Dr. Jon Engelhardt, dean of the Baylor School of Education, has announced his intent to retire next year.
Engelhardt, who became dean in July of 2007, is also a professor of Curriculum and Instruction. Before coming to Baylor, he served as a faculty member in mathematics education and administrator at Arizona State University for 16 years. Prior to the Baylor deanship, he served for 20 years as an education dean at the University of Texas El Paso, Northern Arizona University, and Wichita State University. Continue Reading →
Two Baylor School of Education alumni were honored recently by Waco ISD. Debbie Pence Luce, BSED ’76, was named a Distinguished Alumna and Diann Dillon, MSED ’97, EDD ’04, was named Distinguished Retired Faculty. Continue Reading →
The “Celebrating Exceptional Stars Gala,” hosted by the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) on May 10, drew a crowd of 215 to the Fifth Floor of Cashion Academic Building on Baylor’s campus for dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Attendees included community leaders, Baylor faculty and staff, and many parents of children who receive services at the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) and the Clinic for Assessment, Research and Education (CARE). Continue Reading →
Baylor University announced today the establishment of a College of Health and Human Sciences that will unite four existing academic units, including the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, currently located in the School of Education. The other anchor units that will collaborate to form the new College are the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Continue Reading →