UT Tyler School of Education
This past fall the School of Education faculty have been extremely active in their work in the field of education. Sometimes their work received recognition by others in the profession but often their work positively influences others but doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Yet, our faculty diligent work to advance the educational experiences of teachers, students, and parents.
Here are just a few of our highlights from this past semester:
Alumni of the School of Education and the College of Education & Psychology are making a difference and being recognized by their schools as the 2012-2013 Campus Teacher of the Year. The following Tyler I.S.D. teachers obtained their initial teacher certification with us (BSIS or post- baccalaureate program) or earned a master's degree in the School of Education.
Andrea Gipson, Bell Elementary Global Communications Academy Brenda Corley, Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs Karri Ohlausen, Clarkston Elementary School Ashley Green, Douglas Elementary School Regina Lane, Owens Elementary School Rebecca Lewis, Peete Elementary School Vikki Mosley, Rice Elementary School
Michelle Grayson, Boulter Middle School Elgin Johnson, Robert E Lee High School Gary Stracener, Plyer Instructional Complex
Thank you School of Education alumni for the fantastic work you do with students. Your work inspires us to excellence!
- UTeach students Quentin Evans and Seth McCool produced our winning video about coming to UT Tyler to learn to become a teacher! Thanks for your outstanding work Quentin and Seth!!
- The School of Education is pleased to announce that The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) will present its 2013 Outstanding Book Award to editors Joyce Nutta, Ph.D., Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D., and Carine Strebel, Ph.D., for Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners: A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators. The award recognizes exemplary books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. It will be presented March 2 at AACTE's 65th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Congratulations Dr. Mokhtari and his co-editors!
- We are delighted to announce that Ms. Michelle Grayson, one of our master's students in C&I - Reading is the Teacher of the Year at Boulter Middle School. Congratulations Ms. Grayson!
- Dr. Teresa Kennedy has accepted an appointment to serve on the National Science Teachers Association International Advisory Board for 2013-2016. This will compliment her current work as President Elect (2010-2013) for the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE). Dr. Kennedy will serve as President of ICASE from 2014-2016.
- Ms. Ashley Green, 2009 graduate of the School of Education, has been named the 2013 Teacher of the Year for Douglas Elementary.
- Dr. John Lamb is serving as the UT Tyler Faculty Senate President for this academic year.
- Dr. Larry Kraus and Dr. Robert Stevens' manuscript, "Academic freedom for teachers", was published in The National Social Science Journal.
- Dr. Jessi Rueter's manuscript, "Early Childhood Transition: Tips, Hints, and Strategies for Parents and School Personnel" was published in Early Years.
- Mrs. Cindy Sherman and Dr. Nathan Smith, from the Mathematics Department, had their Teacher Quality (TQ) grant continued.
- Dr. John Lamb, Mrs. Cindy Sherman, and Dr. Nathan Smith worked with local mathematic teachers and students to enhance mathematics learning throughout the semester as part of their Teachers of Mathematics Collaboratives grant.
- Mrs. Suzanne Brians worked with Creative Mindset on the Academic Rodeo event for the community as well as helped facilitate the very successful conference, How to Avoid Power Struggles with Children, with Tyler's Parent Services Center.
- Dr. Olga Fischer and Dr. Chip Fischer provided mothers of preschoolers with strategies to strengthen literacy skills in their children at a local MOP meeting.
- Dr. John Lamb and Dr. Colleen Swain were named as two of the top 25 Education Professors in the state of Texas by StateStats.org.
- Dr. Kouider Mokhtari and Dr. Joanna Neel are working together with first graders, their parents, the first grade team and principal at Caldwell Elementary. The Caldwell Project is making a difference in the academic lives of these first graders and their families.
And there is more!! Just ask us and we'll be happy to share the other great things happening in the School of Education. Please continue to look at our highlights page to keep up with the fantastic things happening in the School of Education.