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Erwin First Fellow Hired as Campus Principal

Charley Erwin is the first graduate of the TCU Leadership Fellows program to be hired as a campus principal. Keller Independent School District announced that Erwin will lead Timberview Middle School, starting in the 2018-19 school year. Erwin graduated from the second cohort of the program at TCU, earning his Master of Educational Leadership in […]

Three Honored at Excellence in Education Awards

On Thursday, May 3, TCU College of Education alumni from classes spanning 60 years gathered to meet, reconnect and celebrate outstanding educators and counselors. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Excellence in Education award, started by former Dean Douglas Simpson. This year an Early Career award was established and winners of both awards […]

Aiming Higher for Students with Disabilities

A 2011-12 study by the National Center for Special Education Research found that 11 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions reported having a disability, and 38 percent of those students completed a postsecondary program, compared to 51 percent for students without disabilities. Dr. Michael Faggella-Luby and former University of Connecticut colleagues realized a need […]

TCU Brings Math and Science to Life for Westpark Third Graders

From Fort Worth Independent School District News Third-graders from Fort Worth ISD’s Westpark Elementary School learned a series of fun and interactive lessons when graduate students from TCU’s Andrews Institute of Mathematics and Science Education visited their school. The TCU students facilitated math and science lessons in which third-graders completed exercises focusing on life cycles, energy, […]

Tolbert Named to International Board

Congratulations to Dr. Marilyn Tolbert, named to the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Board. Her new appointment was announced at the organization’s 2018 conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. TCU is one of just six ETEN member universities and schools in the United States. The network promotes cooperation, exchange, research and publication possibilities and its board […]

Honors, Math, Science Students Win Research Festival

From translating cells into 3D-printed models, to studying the solar system in a mobile planetarium, TCU College of Education students lead educational experiences and research projects as wide-ranging as our universe. The College’s 2018 Research & Pedagogy Festival showcased more than 30 research projects and experiences presented by undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students on Wednesday, […]

Alumni, Student Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to TCU students and alumni on recent awards: Fort Worth ISD Campus Teachers of the Year: Jennifer Dutton BS Radio-TV-Film ‘10 Ridglea Hills Elementary Sequoia Ford M.Ed. in Educational Leadership student, Principal Fellows Program East Handley Elementary Talor Garza BS Education ’12 M.Ed. ‘13 Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center Jose Ramirez BS Kinesiology ‘04 […]

Four Professors Promoted

By Shelley Hulme for TCU This Week During the spring TCU Board of Trustees meeting last week, the group voted on tenure, promotions and granting emeritus status to faculty members. Four faculty in the College of Education were promoted: Dr. Francyne Huckaby, promoted to professor Dr. Hayat Hokayem, promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure […]

Three Generations of Education

Many high school students might feel at home when they visit TCU, but for Wesleigh Whitehead, that feeling is especially strong. The Early Childhood Education junior is the fourth in her family to attend TCU and the third to major in education. Whitehead’s grandmother Linda Cooley Boyd earned a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1966, and her […]

Early Intervention

By Beatriz Terrazas for TCU Endeavors Two education professors are investigating ways to enhance parent-teacher collaboration to support positive behavior in schoolchildren. Kathleen Kyzar and Kathleen Strickland-Cohen have been researching family-professional partnerships within Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, a proactive system of strategies to reduce discipline problems. Some schools using the system have reduced […]