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New Advisor to Students Joins Baylor School of Education [07/21/2017]


Baylor University School of Education (SOE) is excited to welcome home Baylor graduate Tamara Roznos, BSEd ’92, as the new SOE undergraduate advisor to students. Roznos joins the SOE staff with 25 years of experience in the public school system.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build relationships with students and help them meet their professional goals for the future,” Roznos said. “I’m excited to be part of the Baylor family again.”

Roznos is available to meet with incoming, returning and transfer undergraduate students year-round on the first floor of the SOE, office number 113. Academic advisors help students select and register for classes, plan their schedules, and set long-term goals. The SOE advising staff — led by Dr. Joel Porter, assistant dean for undergraduate programs — guides education students during their entire four years in the SOE.

Roznos transitioned into her new position after completing her seventh year in Midway ISD as the district-level Coordinator for College Readiness. Prior to that position, she worked as the Midway ISD Federal Programs Coordinator.

“Over time, I realized my calling is advising and helping kids find their path, and that’s really my passion,” Roznos said.

A Waco native, Roznos graduated from Lorena High School before attending Baylor, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in English and a minor in communication. Roznos then taught language arts, social studies, physical education and a gifted-and-talented pullout program in Killeen and Belton ISD to intermediate-level students. During that time, she also completed a master’s in educational administration with mid-management certification from Tarleton State University.

Shortly thereafter, Roznos married and moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, where she taught in Cedar Hill ISD for one year before accepting an assistant principal position there. She later joined Mansfield ISD as an assistant principal for five years. After ten years in Ft. Worth, Roznos and her family moved back to Waco, where she spent seven years in Robinson ISD as a principal overseeing elementary and intermediate grades.

With more than two decades of educational experience, Roznos has eagerly transitioned into her new SOE position. She looks forward to a fall semester of assisting new and returning Bears.

“I am friendly and approachable, so don’t ever be afraid to come by,” Roznos said. “My door is always open, and I will be excited to meet students.”

Visit the School of Education website for more information on Advising and Degree Programs.

— By Molly Meeker

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Founded in 1919, Baylor School of Education ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. The School’s research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education has earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation, while graduate programs culminating in both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. prepare outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians through an intentional blend of theory and practice.

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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