Director of Professional Practice
Krys Goree, Ph.D., has served since 2003 as the director of the Office of Professional Practice in the School of Education at Baylor University and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education and educational psychology. As director of professional practice, Dr. Goree is the partnership liaison between Baylor and the public school districts in which Baylor teacher education candidates are placed for field experiences. She oversees both teacher certification and state assessment, identifies field placements for candidates, works closely with Baylor and public school faculty to support teacher education candidates during their clinical experiences, and facilitates partnership professional development for public school teachers, teacher education candidates, and Baylor School of Education faculty.
Dr. Goree’s past professional experiences include service as a classroom teacher, gifted and talented district program coordinator, education specialist at Education Service Center Region 12, and principal at two campuses in China Spring Independent School District. Her work in public education combined with her experiences at Baylor University provide her with unique perspectives as she interacts with Baylor students and faculty as well as public school administrators and teachers.
Dr. Goree is the author of numerous publications and a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. She has served in leadership roles for state and national associations, as a primary investigator for several grants, and as a consultant for many school districts. She is currently managing editor of "Tempo," associate editor of "Gifted Child Today," immediate past-president of Texas Directors of Field Experience, and a Leadership Team member for the National Association for Professional Development Schools.
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