29 Transformational Leaders To Be Honored at 2017 Dean's Roundtable


Written by: Ashley Green (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: May 04, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Texas A&M University will honor 29 transformational leaders at the 2017 Dean’s Roundtable to be held on Friday, May 5th at the Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, Texas.

Dr. Jimmie Don Aycock, Texas A&M University class of 1969 and the former Chair of the Texas House Public Education Committee will be the keynote speaker for the evening.

Established by Dr. Jane Stallings in 1991, the Dean’s Roundtable has recognized more than 550 individuals who have been role models, mentors, and servant leaders in their communities.  Over the years, sponsors of the event have raised over $450,000 in support of scholarships, programs, and college initiatives.  

“By identifying transformational leaders to be honored at the Dean’s Roundtable, sponsors elevate the accomplishments of dedicated individuals who positively impact the lives of people throughout the great state of Texas and beyond,” stated CEHD Dean Joyce M. Alexander.  “This year, as always, our benefactors have chosen to honor a distinguished group of professionals who share our vision of transforming lives.”

The 2017 Dean’s Roundtable honorees include superintendents, principals, classroom teachers, professors, counselors, and other professionals who have devoted their careers to helping others. They include: 

Dr. Jimmie Don Aycock, former Chair of the Texas House Public Education Committee, Killeen, Texas

Cindy K. Boettcher, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Norvella Carter, Ph.D., Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Gloria Cavazos, Chief Human Resources Officer, Houston ISD, Houston, Texas

Mary Ann Clark, Instructional Specialist for Inclusive Education, Gadsden ISD, New Mexico

Carol Stuessy Dickson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Charles Burton French, Playwright, Lecturer, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas

Deborah Gant, Counselor, Holmsley Elementary, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston, Texas

Paul Garro, President, Central Catholic High School, San Antonio, Texas

Lauren Given, Forest Ridge Elementary, College Station ISD, College Station, Texas

Kristiana E. B. Hamilton, Principal, Southwood Valley Elementary, College Station ISD, College Station, Texas

John P. “Jack” Helfeldt, Ph.D., Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Lee Hood, Learning Specialist, Texas A&M Athletics, College Station, Texas

Karen Kaspar, Principal, Mary Branch Elementary, Bryan ISD, Bryan, Texas

Patricia J. Larke, Ed.D., Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Jeff Mann, Principal, A&M Consolidated Middle School, College Station ISD, College Station, Texas

Allen McCan, Duchesne Academy, Houston, Texas

Jeff McCanna, Officer of Human Capital, Houston ISD, Houston, Texas

Elizabeth Moreland-Mason, Instructional Officer for Special Education Curriculum and Instruction, K-12 for Katy ISD, Katy, Texas

Joyce Nelson, Director of Academic Advising, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Jeffrey Allen Pilchiek, Educational Consultant, Austin, Texas

Nicole Ponzio, Johnson Elementary, Bryan ISD, Bryan, Texas

Arian Rutkowski, Henderson Elementary, Bryan ISD, Bryan, Texas

Dr. Greg Smith, Superintendent, Clear Creek ISD, League City, Texas

Sharon and James Tays, retired educators, Spicewood, Texas

Sandra E. Urton, Solar Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham, Dallas ISD, Dallas, Texas

Rodney E. Watson, Ph.D., Superintendent, Spring ISD, Houston, Texas

Kelly Bond-White, Associate Head Coach, Texas A&M Women’s Basketball, College Station, Texas

Jeanette Kay Williams, McDade Elementary, McDade ISD, McDade, Texas

The College of Education and Human Development is committed to enhancing education and health outcomes for all. By partnering with the college, members of the Dean’s Roundtable make an investment in the future of Texas and the nation. For more information, contact Erin Kleinecke at ekleinecke@tamu.edu or 979-845-5355. 

 

About the College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Texas A&M University is the fourth-largest college at Texas A&M with over 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students studying across four academic departments (Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Educational Psychology, Health and Kinesiology, and Teaching, Learning and Culture). CEHD is among the leading institutions in the state for producing the highest number of certified teachers in bilingual education, special education, and STEM-related fields. More than 10,000 Aggie teachers work in 742 Texas school districts, in all 20 regions and 207 counties as teachers, school counselors, principals and senior administrators.