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21 Educators To Be Honored At Dean’s Roundtable

21 Educators To Be Honored At Dean’s Roundtable
May 4, 2016 SEHD Communications

21 Educators To Be Honored At Dean’s Roundtable

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Texas A&M University will honor 21 educators who have made a positive impact on the lives of their students at the 2016 Dean’s Roundtable to be held on Friday, May 6th at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, Texas A&M University class of 1983 and the widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard “Dick” Scobee, will be the keynote speaker for the evening.

Established by Dr. Jane Stallings in 1991, the Dean’s Roundtable has recognized more than 550 educators who are role models to their students and peers, mentors for new education professionals, and servant leaders in their communities. In the process, they have raised over $450,000 in support of scholarships, programs and college initiatives.

“By identifying dedicated educators to be honored at the Dean’s Roundtable, sponsors help recognize the important role that educators play in shaping the futures of their students,” 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 through education.”

The 2016 Dean’s Roundtable honorees include superintendents, classroom teachers, distinguished professors and other educators who embody the mission of life-long learning and excellence in education. They include:

Revathi Balakrishnan, 2016 Texas Teacher of the Year, Sommer Elementary in Round Rock ISD, Round Rock, Texas

Rachel R. Beachy, South Knoll Elementary School, College Station, Texas

Mary Frances Beal, Bryan Adult Learning Center, Bryan, Texas

Kathy Bruck, CEO of Pre-K 4 SA initiative, San Antonio, Texas

Christine Grafe, 2015 Outstanding Middle School Art Educator for the Texas Art Education Association, Cypress Grove Intermediate School, College Station, Texas

Reginald Jones, U. S. Army (retired), JROTC, Holmes Middle School, Dallas

Yolanda Jones, Lake Ridge High School, Mansfield, Texas

Rachelle Killian, Edgar Allan Poe Middle School, San Antonio, Texas

Cherald Ellis Kocurek, Retired Teacher, Author, San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Janet Glynn (Bellomy) McArthur*, Retired Teacher, Texas

Dr. John D. Ogletree, Jr., Board of Trustees, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Texas

Diane L. Oswald, College of Nursing, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas

Dr. Carlos H. Rios, Superintendent, San Felipe Del Rio CISD, Del Rio Texas

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Chair of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Dr. Linda Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent, Aldine ISD, Houston, Texas

Dr. Susan Wagner*, Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Dr. Thomas A. Wallis, 2016 Texas Computer Education Association Superintendent of the Year, Superintendent, Bryan ISD, Bryan, Texas

Dr. Victor L. Willson, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Dr. Robert “Jay” Woodward, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Angela Wrigglesworth, Blackshear Elementary School, Klein, Texas

*Awarded Posthumously

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 education across Texas and the nation. For more information, contact Erin Kleinecke at 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 ranked first in the state among 4-year public higher education institutions in certifying teachers in high need fields such as math and science, and is in the top five for bilingual and special education. More than 10,000 Aggie teachers work in 756 Texas school districts, in all 20 regions and 211 counties as teachers, school counselors, principals and senior administrators.

About the Writer

Ashley is the Media Relations Coordinator and responsible for news coverage in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture as well as the Department of Educational Psychology.

Articles by Ashley

For media inquiries, contact Ashley Green.


To learn more about how you can assist in fundraising, contact Amy Hurley, Director of Development or 979-847-9455

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