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Career Ready: TCU Class of 2021 Already Making an Impact

Another graduating class of Horned Frogs is ready to change the world for the greater good. Finishing strong amid a pandemic, members of the class of 2021 have proved their resilience and grit, skills valued by potential employers. The TCU Center for Career & Professional Development shines the spotlight on a sampling of TCU’s amazing […]

College of Education Names New Director, Chair for Starpoint, KinderFrogs

Damian Patton was named the next director and Jean W. Roach Chair of Laboratory Schools in the TCU College of Education. “Damian Patton will bring to the lab schools [Starpoint and KinderFrogs] an extensive background as a school administrator and teacher,” said Dean Frank Hernandez. Patton spent 16 years in Texas public schools, serving as […]

Virtual Learning Turns Practical with COVID-19 Lessons

When TCU classes went virtual in March, associate professor Hayat Hokayem and doctoral students Savannah Graham and Alex Tolar needed a way to motivate their undergraduate students to learn scientific concepts in an online environment. Without the use of their typically hands-on learning activities in a classroom, they developed a lesson plan on a subject […]

Alumni Q&A: Suzie Almy ’87

Suzie Almy earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1987 and earned her elementary education certification in 1994 from TCU. She teaches at High Point Academy, a charter school in Fort Worth. What is your favorite part of post grad experience? Following in the footsteps of Dale Young, my favorite post grad experience is […]

Alumni Q&A: Julie McAvoy ’90

Julie McAvoy earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education  in 1990 and is now the Principal at Donna Park Elementary in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. What is your favorite part of post grad experience? “Making a difference as a servant leader for my staff, students and parents. I also appreciate running into other […]

Class of 2020: Stacy Vasquez

The College of Education congratulates all students who are graduating this semester. While we’re unable to gather in person for commencement, hooding and pinning ceremonies in December due to the pandemic, we celebrate the accomplishments of students like Stacy Vasquez, who earned his Ph.D. in Science Education and works as a Professor of Biology at […]

Alumni Q&A: Bryce MacDougall ’19

Bryce MacDougall earned his Bachelor of Science in Education in 2019 and is now a social studies teacher and assistant football and soccer coach at Castleberry High School in Castleberry ISD.  What is your favorite part of post grad experience? “I love being able to help my students figure out what their dreams are or […]

Class of 2020: James Sang

The College of Education congratulates all students who are graduating this semester. While we’re unable to gather in person for commencement, hooding and pinning ceremonies in December due to the pandemic, we celebrate the accomplishments of students like James Sang, a two-time graduate of TCU who’s passionate about helping refugee and first-generation students succeed academically, […]

Alumni Q&A: Allison Davis ’18

Allison Davis earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood-6th Grade Education in 2018, graduating with university honors. She is now a K-8 Spanish teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in Fort Worth and published her children’s book, Hope the Dog, in October. What is your favorite part of the post-graduation experience? “It’s rewarding to […]

5 Tips to Manage Mental Health for the Holidays

As students enter the final year of TCU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the College of Education, they practice their clinical skills in a 600-hour internship working with clients at various schools, agencies and hospitals in the community. When their professor, Dr. Marcella Stark, asked them about helpful conversations they’ve been having with clients, […]