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 spring class of 2021, who share about their time on campus and what’s next for their careers.
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.
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 top of mind for most: COVID-19.
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.
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.
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 Dallas College. He's passionate about teaching science in a way that addresses students' lived experiences and societal issues.
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.
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, driven by his own experiences.
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.
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