Spring 2018 | Volume 11, Number 2
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Baylor Repeats Prestigious Award
  • The Freshman Experience - Introduction to Teaching
  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Jennifer Jolly
  • Meet Waco ISD's Superintendent - Dr. Marcus Nelson
  • Gift to Enhance Christian Education Efforts

Spring 2018

Erik Carter

The School of Education anticipates an expansion of disability research and community impact with the arrival of Endowed Chair Dr. Erik Carter, who brings an impactful research record.

Dean Shanna Hagan-Burke

The motto of Baylor University — Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana — is the School's guiding principle in identifying new faculty and scholarly pursuits.


The School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership graduated its first cohort in a new master’s program, the MA in School Leadership, in December 2022.


Faculty, alumni, and graduate students are making an impact and being recognized for leadership and research, including a prestigious early career award for Dr. Phil Nichols.

Dr. Hollylynne Lee

As the Cherry Award recipient, Dr. Hollylynne Lee spent the spring semester in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, teaching courses and delivering presentations on campus and beyond.

Dr. Majka Woods

As Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at John Sealy School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Dr. Majka Woods is putting three Baylor degrees to good use.

Dr. Hollylynne Lee

Dr. Hollylynne Lee, Baylor Cherry Award recipient, has created free online professional development about mathematics education. You can also view Dr. Lee's Baylor lectures here.


Event highlights from the spring semester in the School of Education included a visit from alumna Mary Woodard, president of the Texas Library Association, plus student research, job fair, and more.

Genesis Santos

As 10-year-old Genesis Santos sat in her homeroom desk at Bell’s Hill Elementary, she had no idea where her future career would lead her — back to Bell's Hill but on the other side of the desk.

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Baylor SOE welcomed four new faculty members who arrived in the spring semester, including an endowed chair who also serves as executive director of the BCDD.


This issue of Impact features multiple accolades for faculty, alumni, students, staff, and programs. Frankly, that is nothing new, but something does stand out about the recent honors.


A decade of Baylor's iEngage civics education program has brought accolades, expansion, and research that confirms its effectiveness in teaching students how to be good citizens.


Dr. Karon LeCompte and her colleagues in social studies education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction have published extensive research about the effectiveness of iEngage.


Baylor elementary education graduate Emily Blackwell, BSEd ’22, was named National Student Teacher of the Year, the second time recently that a Baylor graduate has been honored.


The School of Education’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program goes above and beyond to engage incoming students and ensure they feel a connection to Baylor and to their major.


Baylor SOE welcomed four new faculty members who arrived in the fall semester in each of the SOE's three departments, including a new chair for Educational Leadership.


Baylor University and the School of Education (SOE) and its programs have received recent attention through national rankings and other prestigious awards.


Now superintendent of Morgan ISD, Dr. John Bullion hosts a podcast on special education that has won the Barbara Jordan Media Award twice in a row.

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Watch the video: Dr. Bullion discusses his career in special education, what the Baylor EdD meant to him, and all about his award-winning podcast.


Learn about faculty accomplishments from every department, an outstanding staff award, and an important program highlight for School Psychology.