Spring 2017 | Volume 10, Number 2
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Hunger at Baylor?
  • Midway ISD Partnership Wins Award
  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Susan Kincannon
  • Faculty News
  • From English 101 to 'Til death do us part'

Spring 2017


It might be hard to believe that food insecurity is a problem at a private university like Baylor, but research by a School of Education professor and doctoral student has shown that hunger exists at Baylor. And they are doing something about it.


Collaboration is at the heart of Baylor School of Education's mission. Meaningful partnerships — working together in community — deepen our impact by opening new doors to discovery and multiplying our capabilities.


The partnership between Baylor School of Education and Midway Independent School District to prepare future teachers has earned a national award.


The superintendent of Belton ISD, Susan Kincannon, EdD ’10, shares her insights about leadership in a quickly growing district. In this story, also find EXTRA web content.


AT&T Aspire Foundation, Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, and Independent Bank provided grants to School of Education programs, and a new joint degree with Truett has launched.


Undergraduate students studied in Mexico during Spring Break on the inaugural Carpenter Embedded Classroom, possible through an endowment gift.


School of Education faculty members and graduate students have reaped significant awards, from campus recognition to national accolades for a doctoral dissertation in science education.


School of Education student Stephanie Wright of Plano was named “Student Teacher of the Year” for the State of Texas by the Texas Directors of Field Experience (TDFE).


Research on veterans education led Dr. Janet Bagby, senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology, to establish an extensive support network for veteran students at Baylor.


The School of Education is expanding its reach to alumni through the Baylor Alumni Network’s new Educators Network, which will allow the SOE to connect on a more routine basis Baylor educators. The Educators Network welcomes all teachers and school and university leaders.


A love story born in the School of Education has grown into a scholarship fund to support undergraduates. It’s best to hear the story in Bill Ballou’s own words.


Prolific faculty publication has included articles in significant journals as well as books published. These are just a few highlights from the year.