May Named Fort Worth Top Teacher

By Brian Kendall for Fort Worth Magazine Lisa May teaches first grade at Starpoint School, a lab school at TCU that provides education to children with learning differences. As May puts it, the students she teaches weren’t successful at another school. At the first-grade level, May loves getting “to show [the students] how beautiful they are […]

Ellis Translates Study Abroad to International Career

Jennifer Ellis ’14 teaches at the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona. She has traveled the world and followed her dreams to teach internationally, sparked by a study abroad trip while at TCU. She earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Spanish, and it was on a trip to Salamanca, Spain, […]

It’s a Blast to Blend In

By Julie Engebretson for TCU Endeavors Magazine Steve Przymus spent 20 years teaching English to immigrant and refugee students in U.S. public schools. During this time, he witnessed the powerful relationship between academic performance and identity — or the way students are perceived by peers. “Identity is probably the single greatest predictor of educational success,” […]

TCU Welcomes Dr. Taryn Ozuna Allen

Taryn Ozuna Allen will join TCU as an Associate Professor in Higher Educational Leadership in August. Allen has a background in educational leadership and policy studies; her scholarship focuses on experiences of under-represented students, particularly Latino students in higher education. She has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington since […]

TCU Welcomes Dr. Miriam Ezzani

Miriam Ezzani will join TCU as an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership in August. Ezzani has a background in urban education; her scholarship focuses on culturally responsive leadership within the context of district reform and school leadership. She has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas since 2016. Prior to her […]

TCU Graduates First Ph.D. in Higher Education

Ben Moss earned the first Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from TCU in May. In February Moss successfully defended his dissertation, which examined actions and beliefs required for higher education leadership in Peru. TCU added the Ph.D. track to its existing Higher Education program to provide students with a more research-intensive option. Both the Ph.D. […]

Excellence Honored in Education

Alumni, faculty and friends of the TCU College of Education gathered to honor exceptional educators and leaders on Tuesday, Apr. 30. The college gave the first Excellence in Education award 25 years ago, then led by Dean Douglas Simpson. Dean Mary Martin Patton started at TCU the same year, and she received a surprise award […]

Patton Leaves a Legacy in Education

Dean Mary Martin Patton will step down at the end of the 2018-19 academic year after 10 years as Dean of the College of Education, 25 years at TCU and nearly 50 years in the field of education. Patton is the eleventh dean of the college and the first woman to hold the position. She joined TCU in 1994 as […]

Alumna a Featured Speaker at NYU Steinhardt Commencement

TCU alumna Chandler Patton Miranda will be the featured doctoral speaker at the 2019 NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Commencement ceremony. Miranda is a doctoral candidate in the school’s educational leadership program and teaches Schooling in Diverse Communities at Queens College, City University of New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree […]

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Research Festival

Threats of thunderstorms cancelled the 2019 College of Education Research & Pedagogy Festival, but they didn’t dampen the spirit of the event. More than 30 student posters were displayed for viewing and judging in Palko Hall and the Bailey Building, covering topics from STEM education to social engagement. Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 […]