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Faculty & Facilities

Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Teacher Education are eager get to know you! Are you ready to find out a little about them? To meet them, click below

Dr. Kathy Stephens

Phone: (903) 233-3878
KathyStephens@letu.edu

Director of Undergraduate Education Programs
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Ed.D., Texas A&M-Commerce
M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S.H.E., Stephen F. Austin State University

Dr. Darla Baggett

Phone: (512) 239-8363
DarlaBaggett@letu.edu

Director of Graduate Education Programs
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Ed.D., Texas Tech University
M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin University
B.A., Baylor University

 

Dr. Jimmy Ames

Phone: (903) 233-3875
JimmyAmes@letu.edu

Professor of Teacher Education

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Dr. Julie Teel-Borders

(903) 233-3876
JulieTeel-Borders@letu.edu

Coordinator of Field Experiences
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Dr. Michele Staples

(903) 233-3877
MicheleStaples@letu.edu

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.Ed., University of Texas
M.S., University of Houston

Dr. Murlene Watwood

MurleneWatwood@letu.edu

Adjunct Professor, Graduate Education Program

Ed.D., Texas A&M
M.S., Texas A&M
B.S., University of Texas

Dr. Donna Ryal-Baker

DonnaBaker@letu.edu

Adjunct Professor, Graduate Education Program

Ph.D., Walden University
D.M., Houston Graduate School of Theology
M.A., Amberton University
M.Ed., Texas A&M
B.S., University of Texas
A.A., Eastfield Community College

Jodie Hilburn

JodieHilburn@letu.edu

Instructor of Teacher Education

M.E., University of Louisiana at Monroe
B.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe
B.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe

Becky Birdsong

Phone: (903) 233-3884
BeckyBirdsong@letu.edu

Certification Director

M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin Univeristy
B.A., Stephen F. Austin Univeristy

Vickie Fontaine

Phone: (903) 233-3889
VickieFontaine@letu.edu
Non-Traditional Field Experience Coordinator
 

Dr. Allen Brown

AllenBrown@letu.edu

Adjunct Professor, Graduate Education Program

Ed.D., Texas A&M
M.A., Lamar University
B.A., Texas Christian University
A.A., Tarrant Co. Junior College

Professional Connections

Your future profs are actively contributing to the field of education. They have connections in the world of education which will come in handy when you graduate and are looking for a job—they’ll be valuable references! These are just a few of the organizations your future profs are involved with:


Facilities

Our completely renovated education building re-opened in the fall of 2002. Check out the virtual tour of our facility on the campus map.

  • Curriculum Library
    • The library in this room holds all education programs and materials that were used in Texas schools since 1998. I promise you’ll find all the answers to your educational queries here.
  • K-6 Classroom Laboratory
    • Students set this room up as a classroom and practice before trying the real thing- kids and all. The room has colorful mats, kids magazines (remember highlights?), educational toys and other classroom necessities. It is an observation room, so there is a two-way mirror that students can see into but kids can’t see out.
  • Media Technology Room
    • This room is chock full of materials for education students, die-cut machines, pipe cleaners, construction paper, lamination machines and a well-equipped computer lab—whatever you need to get the job done.
  • Classroom 117
    • This is the largest classroom on campus. Usually, it serves as a lecture hall.

 

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