SOE Graduate Named VP for Diversity at Hendrix College
Hendrix College education professor Dionne B. Jackson, a 2010 Baylor School of Education doctoral graduate in Curriculum and Instruction, will become Hendrix’s first vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer beginning July 1. The Conway, Ark., college said it created the position in line with its 2015-2020 Hendrix College Strategic Plan, which emphasizes increasing diversity on campus and ensuring inclusion at all levels of the college. Jackson’s responsibilities will include supporting the Hendrix Aspire Scholarship partner network and developing sustainable programming to recruit, develop and mentor Hendrix Aspire Scholars. Read the full story in Arkansas Business.
SOE Student Supports Kenyan Education
Baylor School of Education senior Lindsay Adams is on a mission. She wants to save the world, one child at a time. With the help of her best friend, Maddie Danielson, the dynamic duo decided to create an exclusive line of handmade bow ties with the clever brand name Bowtaye. Proceeds support Kenyan orphan children and give them the opportunity to attend school. "I am passionate about giving the Kenyan students hope, just like my students here," Adams said. "I am confident that empowering students will change our world.”
Education Living-Learning Center Devotes Inaugural Semester to Service
During the inaugural semester of Baylor's Education Living-Learning Center this fall, the service committee was in full swing. They held an "Educators Helping Educators" school supply drive for local teachers at Alta Vista Elementary within the first month and followed up with several other events. In December, students and faculty donated books to local children. They also decorated book bags to coordinate with the book themes.
Baylor School of Education Graduates Repeat 100 Percent Pass Rate
For the second year in a row, graduates in Baylor University’s education programs achieved a 100 percent pass rate on certification exams in the State of Texas. The current rate reflects tests taken by Baylor students who graduated in the 2014-15 academic year, including graduation ceremonies in December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015. The overall state average for 2014-15 was 94 percent. The 100 percent rate includes all tests taken by Baylor students, most of whom are enrolled in the teacher-education programs of the School of Education (SOE).
SOE Grad Students Present Action Research at CSOTTE
Three Baylor graduate students presented research posters in the “Emerging Scholars Track” at the annual conference of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) in the fall. Jordan Barlow, Shannon King and Mollie Musgrove attended the 2015 conference and presented the in-classroom action research that they had conducted while School of Education seniors serving as teaching interns. Barlow and King are master’s candidates in the Department of Educational Psychology, and Musgrove is a master’s candidate in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.