Winter 2015 | Volume 8, Number 2
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • The College Life
  • Something Special
  • Alumni Profile: Danielle Fearon
  • News Briefs
  • Making a Difference

Winter 2015


Dr. Lakia Scott is not afraid to shake things up. In fact, she’s planning on it. The newest addition to the faculty in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Scott said her educational philosophies were forged during a three-year stint teaching English Language Arts and Reading at an all-male charter school in Houston.


This issue's message from Dr. Jon Engelhardt, dean of the Baylor University School of Education, reflects on his tenure at the School of Education. Engelhardt will retire at the end of this academic year.


"A day in the life" of a master's student in the Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA) program is filled with activity and academics. HESA is offered throughout the Department of Educational Administration.


Each year, Baylor School of Education graduates about 12 students in Special Education (SPED), which is classified as a “high need” area in education by the U.S. Department of Education. “Not everyone is able to get joy from the challenges these children bring,” said Pat Arredondo, lecturer in Educational Psychology and director of the special education program.


Danielle Fearon, PhD ’12, is a Senior Research and Planning Associate in Baylor’s Department of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT). Her work allows her to apply her love of numbers to helping her alma mater.


Read what Dr. Danielle Fearon's professors — and students from her classes — have to say. A graduate from the Department of Educational Psychology, Fearon also teaches as an adjunct in the department.


Check out this brief overview of major events and accomplishments in the Baylor School of Education, including academic achievements, special events, and student news.


Though her career in the classroom was all too short, Hannah Marie Gilliland, BSEd ’03, was a teacher in every sense of the word. She is the inspiration behind the Hannah Marie Gilliland Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is helping more Baylor students make a difference through teaching.