SOE Alumni Featured in Wacoan Magazine
The January issue of Wacoan magazine includes two Q&A features with School of Education graduates — Dr. Leanne Howell, BSEd ’89, MSEd ’92, a visiting clinical assistant professor in the SOE, and Brandon Cope, MSEd ’12, the new director of the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy (GWAMA). Pick up a copy around town or click this link for more information.
Dean Search Committee Begins Interview Process
The search committee seeking a dean for the Baylor School of Education has entered a new phase of the process, according to the latest update. “The process has reached the point where the committee has begun to hold preliminary, confidential, face-to-face interviews with a group of potential candidates,” committee chair Dr. Michael Matier wrote in an update dated Jan. 13. Click for more information and links to the report.
Diane Ravitch to Speak at Baylor
Dr. Diane Ravitch, controversial former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, will lecture at Baylor University on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Her appearance is part of the Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series and the School of Education Distinguished Lecture Series. In the 1990s Ravitch led federal efforts to promote standardized testing, teacher accountability and school choice. But in 2010, she abandoned those ideas and now decries the rampant testing culture.
Baylor School of Education Prepares Leaders
Several Baylor School of Education (SOE) graduates are serving as elected president or president-elect of statewide associations that serve educators or educational administrators. Other Baylor SOE alumni hold executive leadership roles at statewide organizations for educators. Do you know of other alumni in statewide or national leadership roles? Let us know.
A Look Back: SOE Highlights from 2014
Looking back, it’s clear that 2014 was an exciting and news-filled year for the SOE! Take a glance at some major headlines.