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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 the past few months:

  • Dr. Jessi Rueter was published in the prestigious Handbook of Executive Functioning. This handbook contains manuscripts written by experts throughout the field of special education. We are excited to celebration Dr. Rueter's publication of "The Assessment of Executive Functioning Using the Delis Rating of Executive Functions (D-REF).

  • Dr. Julie Delello and her co-authors had their paper "A Cross-Case Analysis of the Use of Web-Based ePortfolios in Higher Education" published in the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice.

  • Dr. Kathleen Everling had her manuscript "Professional Development and Self-Efficacy of Texas Educators and the Teaching of English Language Learners" published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Dr. Julie Delello and her UT Tyler colleague, Dr. McWhorter, had their chapter "New Visual Social Media for the High Education Classroom" published in The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education.

  • Drs. John Lamb and Mark Lewis along with co-author S. Gross had their manuscript "The Hurricane Katrina Effect on Mathematics in Mississippi" published in School Science and Mathematics.

  • Mr. Enoch Shipman, one of our UTeach students, was named second-team All- American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

  • Dr. Teresa Kennedy is the President-Elect of the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE). This is an incredible honor and an extremely prestigious position for Dr. Kennedy.

  • Dr. Robert Stevens and his colleague, Dr. Walt Herscher, were recently co-guest editors for a special issue of Social Education on AP Social Studies. Dr. Stevens also had an article "Back to the Future: Merit or Equity in AP Social Studies".

  • Dr. Colleen Swain published a manuscript "Building Teacher Leaders in Texas Schools" in the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association's publication Instructional Leader.

  • Dr. Colleen Swain and a research team from the University of Florida published a manuscript that examined the effectiveness of a master's degree on teachers in a job-embedded degree program. The article "Preparing Teacher Leaders in a Job-Embedded Graduate Program: Changes Within and Beyond Classroom Walls" can be found in Teacher Education and Practice.

  • Dr. Frank Dykes has been elected Associate Chair of the Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC) for the Teacher Education Division of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC is the premiere organization in the field of special education.

  • Dr. Larry Kraus and Dr. Robert Stevens recently had their article "Academic Freedom for Teachers" published in the National Social Science Journal.

  • Dr. John Lamb's manuscript "Angry Birds Mathematics: Parabolas and Vectors" was the cover article for the December 2013/January 2014 issue of the Mathematics Teachers. This is one of the premiere publications for secondary mathematics teachers.

  • Dr. Teresa Kennedy and co-author Dr. Sundberg, recently authored a book chapter "International Perspectives on Equity and Gender: Developmental Studies in Science Education" for the edited book Science Education: A Global Perspective.

  • Drs. Julie Delello and Colleen Swain were selected by an external review team to be part of the inaugural team of UT Tyler Academic Innovation Faculty Fellows. UT Tyler Faculty Fellows are working to establish a distinguished Community of Scholars dedicated to teaching excellence, innovation, student success, and scholarship.

  • Mrs. Tammy Noecker, the Administrative Assistant in the School of Education, retired after 19 years of service. We wish her all the best in her retirement.

  • We also welcome our new SOE family member, Mrs. Cindy Sprayberry, who now serves as our Administrative Assistant.

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.