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News and Announcements

Education Will Be Focus of New Living-Learning Center
SoRoLLC-ThumbnailBaylor University has announced its newest living-learning center (LLC) will be the Education Living-Learning Center, opening fall 2015 in the newly remodeled South Russell Residence Hall. The Education LLC will house not only teacher education majors, but any Baylor students with an interest in becoming educators in any capacity.

Search Committee Selected for SOE Dean Search
The Baylor Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office has announced faculty and staff members chosen to serve on the Education Dean Search Committee. Dr. Jon Engelhardt, dean of the Baylor School of Education for the past seven years, has announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

SOE Grad Named Regional Superintendent of the Year
McFarland Super ThumbnailBaylor School of Education graduate Dr. Michael McFarland, superintendent of Lancaster ISD, is the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year. The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced winners in each of the state’s eighteen regions. Five finalists will be named in August, and the statewide winner will be announced in September at the convention of TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).

Texas Private School Teachers and Administrators Gather at Baylor
TPSA-Turner-ThumbnailFrom an inspirational message by a state legislator to hands-on curriculum training, the annual Texas Private Schools Conference hosted at the Baylor School of Education on July 9 had a lot to offer. Rep. Scott Turner of Rockwall shared his personal life story, a journey that led him through playing in the NFL to his current role as an elected Texas state representative from Rockwall.
“Teachers and coaches are my heroes,” Turner said, referring to the impact of educational leaders in his life.

Video: Students "Dig" University for Young People!
UYP Hillcrest-Video ThumbnailThe Baylor School of Education wrapped up science, social science, fine arts and technology summer programs for gifted and talented students. SOE’s Center for Community Learning and Enrichment houses University for Young People (UYP), which hosts programs for first through twelfth-grade students. First through fourth-grade students attend camps at Hillcrest PDS and Woodway Elementary, and fourth through twelfth-grade students stay on the Baylor University campus.

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