Fall 2021 | Volume 15, Number 1
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Talent Discover - Launching Baylor TIP
  • Annual Update 2020-21
  • Leadership - A State of Mind
  • Alumni Profile: Rebecca Tipton DeClue, PhD '20
  • Celebrating Christian Educators

Fall 2021


The Baylor Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is launching Baylor TIP (Talent Identification Program) to enhance services for gifted children and to develop their potential.

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Baylor has a rich history of educating students with extraordinary academic and creative talents, and the School of Education is launching a new program for gifted students.

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Alexandra Ronnenberg, who graduated in May with a BSEd in elementary education, is “Clinical Teacher of the Year” for the state of Texas, honored for her work while a senior at Baylor.


Graduate programs in the School of Education are growing by leaps and bounds, and undergraduate teacher-education graduates are finding career success.

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Baylor School of Education welcomed several new faculty members this fall, bringing the School’s total of full-time faculty members to 63. Each of the SOE's three departments added faculty members.


Baylor Associate Professor Dr. Bradley Carpenter, as a former principal and now a scholar in school leadership, sees educators under stress. And he is doing something about it.


Dr. Bradley Carpenter, associate professor in the Department of Educational leadership, shares some additional helpful links for those seeking more information about educator well-being practices.


It was a passion for gifted education that led Dr. Rebecca Tipton DeClue to study educational psychology. Once in the program, she discovered the challenges and rewards of a career in School Psychology.


The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) and several individual faculty members received significant grant funding and honors in the fall of 2021.


To provide support for Christians in education, Kim and Ken Wiseman chose to establish an endowment in the School of Education. “If all of us who are Christians walk away, what does that leave? If you take out the light, there’s just darkness,” Kim said.