SOE Global Engagement Works Both Ways
Students from Baylor School of Education spend each spring break at the Santa Elena Elementary School in San Jose, Costa Rica, providing educational and other services. Such Baylor global engagements are designed to engage Baylor students in worldwide service, but this one has had the reverse effect too — now students from Costa Rica are interested in Baylor.
Baptist Standard Covers SOE's Project Promise Research
"The School of Education is making an impact on lower-income gifted and talented students through the Project Promise summer program," wrote the Baptist Standard in a story published July 3. Project Promise is a grant-funded component of the SOE's University for Young People program for gifted students. SOE faculty and a graduate students conducted a survey of former participants. Read the story here:
School of Education Welcomes Dr. Michael McLendon as Dean
Dr. Michael McLendon joined the School of Education as dean on July 1. A Baylor political science graduate, McLendon has frequently been named as one of the nation’s leading university-based academics whose research contributes most substantially to public debates around education in the United States. He most recently held academic leadership posts at Southern Methodist University's Simmons School of Education and Human Development and Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
SOE Mourns Passing of Associate Professor Dr. John Park
The Baylor School of Education is mourning the passing of Dr. John Park, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, where he had developed the middle school and secondary science program. At this difficult time, please remember the family of Dr. Park, a great teacher, colleague and friend. Services were held Monday, June 29, in Waco.
High School Students in PACE Visit Baylor and SOE
In June, Baylor SOE helped welcome to campus the Promoting Achievement in Communities Everywhere (PACE) program, a nonprofit organization that serves upperclassmen high school students. Students visited Baylor as part of an annual two-week summer trip to explore different colleges. Dr. Lakia Scott, assistant professor in the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction, has led this summer trip since 2011, when she got involved with PACE.