Dr. David Edison, BSED ’00, MSED ’03, was named 2020 Region 12 Superintendent of the Year and a regional nominee for Texas Superintendent of the Year. Edison has been superintendent of Aquilla [TX] ISD since 2010 and an educator for 20 years. His previous positions include principal, assistant principal, administrative intern/teacher and teacher/coach.
Dr. Christopher Small, BA ’04, was selected by Florida State University as the 2020 Opening Nights Arts Advocate of the Year. Small was also appointed as the director of the educational leadership master’s program at Florida State. The program is designed to train and certify current practitioners to become school administrators. Contact at Clsmall@fsu.edu.
T. Hunter Lewis, BA ’08, partner at Dallas family law firm Duffee + Eitzen, was named a 2020 D Magazine Best Lawyer Under 40 and a 2020 Best Lawyers Best Lawyer in America in family law. He was also named a Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyer in family law for the seventh consecutive year in 2019. Hunter is the vice chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Family Law Section and was chair of the DBA Bench Bar 2020 conference. Contact at 4311 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75219 or email@example.com.
Mayra Jimenez, BBA ’09, is vice president of legal services and attorney at the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). She oversees the legal department along with the chief legal service officer; this includes affirmative, defensive and litigation work within immigration law. Jimenez was formerly the children’s program director at RAICES for more than five years, running the largest legal program by providing legal services to both detained and released unaccompanied children in various parts of Texas. She has represented children and adults before the U.S. Immigration Court, various county courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Jimenez was one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year in November 2019. She was also featured in InStyle magazine, on Good Morning America and on CNN. She continues to be a driving force in fighting for immigrant rights and is a proud Baylor alumna.
Kelly McCaffrey, BSEd ’09, MPH ’11, was named executive director of LifeSteps council on alcohol and drugs. LifeSteps is a nonprofit organization serving Travis, McLennan and Williamson counties in Central Texas. The organization’s mission is to improve the community’s health, safety and wellbeing by preventing substance use disorders, providing early intervention and supporting long-term recovery. McCaffrey is responsible for spearheading and expanding the organization’s strategic direction and financial gain. She has spent the past nine years working in both the nonprofit and government sectors, creating a healthier and safer Texas.