Dr. Kathy Stepp Tinius
2016 Woman of Distinction
A teacher by training, Kathy received her BA from Baylor University followed by a Masters of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University and an Ed.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Texas Woman's University. With over 40 years of both teaching and administration in the field of education, Kathy has functioned in numerous roles.
A part of Mesquite ISD for 34 years, she taught 5th grade and Hospital/Homebound students, and served as a Central Office Administrator working with special populations. She was the Administrative Officer of Planning Improvement at the time of her retirement. In addition to her work at MISD, Kathy worked at Eastfield College, DCCCD for 10 years in Community Services and as an adjunct instructor in Developmental Reading. Since 2006, Kathy has been a professor of Research Methods and Human Resource Training and Development with Amberton University.
An active member of the Baylor Women's Council of Dallas, Kathy has held many of the offices including serving as President during the 25th Anniversary Year and is a member of the Barnabas Circle. As a supporter of the Baylor Nursing School, Kathy helped direct the activities for the LHSON Centennial Year and currently serves as Chairman of the LHSON Dean's Board. She has facilitated the Pre Gala/Endowed Scholarship Dinners and served on the Task Force for each of the "Going for the Gold" Galas. In addition, she is a member of the Baylor University College of Arts and Science Board of Advocates and helps promote the Film and Digital Media Department. Kathy established an endowed scholarship in the Department of FDM and her hope is that through this scholarship, Christian young people can achieve their dreams and provide a positive influence in the entertainment industry.
Through the years, Kathy has served with numerous professional and civic organizations and boards and is currently a member of the James Campbell Chapter of the DAR, the Dallas Southern Memorial Association, the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, the DBU Women's Auxiliary, ASC Cancer Action Network and the Dallas and National Chapters of the Association for Talent Development.
Kathy and her husband have been married for 36 years and have two sons, Austin and Adam and have recently welcomed Adam's wife, Katelyn to the family. Kathy and Don, are longtime members at Wilshire Baptist Church where they taught children in Sunday School for 16 years and she currently serves on the Learn Innovation Team, Faith & Science Initiative.
Kathy hopes to live her life in a way that inspires and encourages others to turn their dreams into reality.