Spring 2015 | Volume 8, Number 3
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • It's Complicated
  • 'Campus' Life
  • Alumni Profile: Whitney Crews
  • News Briefs
  • Lasting Legacy

Spring 2015


The Sports Management Master's Program is now part of the Educational Administration Department, but will continue its emphasis on training students for exciting careers in sports and education.


It hardly seems like a year since Dr. Jon Engelhardt announced his retirement, but here it is almost time to go. Dr. Engelhardt reflects on the past year and his experience at Baylor.


Dr. Grant Morgan is into latent variable modeling, but don't worry — he can explain. A popular classroom teacher, Dr. Morgan embodies the ideal of a teacher-researcher.


SOE professors who serve as university liaison to a local Professional Development School spend most of their time on a campus other than Baylor. Share a "day in the life" of a faculty member on a PDS campus.


Meet Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, SOE grad Whitney Crews, a sixth-grade social studies and science teacher in Lindale ISD. She says a love of learning is not enough to be a great teacher; it takes a passion to pass it on.


If you really want to know all about Whitney Crews, 2015 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, read this article that her daughter wrote for the Lindale High School Eagle.


Baylor names a new dean for the School of Education; the SOE launches a new EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership; there's a new U.S. News ranking out; plus staff, faculty, student and alumni honors.


The retirement of Dean Jon M. Engelhardt has inspired a scholarship for SOE undergraduates. The Dean's Advisory Council, SOE faculty and staff have contributed enough to endow the program, with the first recipient in fall 2015.


Several Baylor School of Education (SOE) graduates are serving as elected president or president-elect of statewide associations that serve educators or educational administrators.