Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Abilene Christian University
Program Area: Early Childhood Education
What's your "story" about your time at UT and its value to you?
I received my undergraduate degree from University of Texas in 1973. I immediately moved out of town, but said I wanted to come back and teach there someday. Little did I know that in a way my wish would come true. Thirty-two years later, I return to Austin and the University of Texas as a doctoral student in the College of Education with a teaching assistant position. A non- traditional student with 32 years of teaching experience, I embarked on an adventure that would lead me to deeper understanding, deeper thinking, and a strong need to question everything. My time at UT allowed me to take all of my previous practitioner experience and couple it with theory and research and come out with a new love of preparing new teachers and researchers. I currently am working with teacher candidates and helping them with undergraduate research.
List some details about life after UT-- your achievements, etc.
- Moved to Abilene Texas.
- Third year as Assistant Professor in Teacher Education.
- Started Rookie Club for novice teachers in Abilene area.
- Developed an urban, multi-cultural course in Dallas through CitySquare.
- Volunteer of the Year 2011 Reagan Elementary, Abilene Independent School District.
- Multiple presentations –ATE, CSOTTE, NAEYC, TCEC, AERA,
- Work with undergraduates in research