SOE Student Named Regional Water Polo Coach of the Year
Alexis Crocker is the 2016 West Region Water Polo Boys Coach of the Year. That might not sound surprising for the coach of the Midway High School team, which won the region. But Crocker does not work for Midway ISD. Instead, she is a volunteer coach while also a junior student at Baylor University School of Education, majoring in secondary English, Language Arts and Reading. She started coaching the team her freshman year, when she was barely a year older than some of her players.
Baylor School of Education Honors “Memorable Teachers” for 2016
Two Texas teachers were honored at the annual Baylor School of Education Senior Recognition Banquet on April 21. Every year, Baylor SOE honors memorable teachers who were nominated by Baylor School of Education seniors. Students submit essays to support their nomination, and educators are chosen by a Baylor faculty committee. Those honored this year were Samantha Herrington of Huntsville, nominated by Brittany Rollins (pictured, left), and Susana Milhoan of Wylie, nominated by Erica Amos.
SOE Graduate Students Honored with Who’s Who
Three graduate students in the Baylor School of Education were awarded the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for the 2015-2016 academic year — Dr. Yara Farah, December 2015 graduate, Dept. of Educational Psychology — gifted education and measurement; Laura Phipps, graduate student in School Psychology, Dept. of Educational Psychology; Dan Woodward, graduate student in School Psychology, Dept. of Educational Psychology. Woodward is pictured working with a student at the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Six School of Education Seniors Honored with Awards
Six graduating seniors in the Baylor School of Education were honored with awards at the annual Senior Recognition Banquet on April 21. Erica Amos of Wylie, Texas, was named the 2016 EDICUT Pre-service Educator of the Year. Also known as “The Dean’s Award,” the honor is presented at each private university education program in Texas by the Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas. Also receiving awards were Josh Dietert, Mary Ernsbarger, Sarah Goodman, Kaitlin Welsh and Stephanie Wright.
Tiffany Hogue Joins Baylor School of Education as Clinical Professor of Higher Education
Tiffany Hogue, who served for thirteen years in Baylor’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, including the past five years as the provost’s chief of staff, has joined the School of Education in the role of Clinical Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Administration. She will teach graduate courses in the areas of education leadership, governance and law and teach undergraduate courses in the Leadership minor, a program she initially will direct.