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Alumni

Holly Moreno

"The Tarleton staff is a dedicated group of professionals that fostered my passion for children and gave me the necessary skills to be an effective teacher, coworker and parent liaison." -- Holly Moreno, 2008 Outstanding Student Teacher in Texas Award Winner, '08

Lisa West

"Tarleton saw in me something I didn't know I possessed.  Through their motivation and teaching, I am now able to fulfill a dream - teaching young children." -- Lisa West, '91

Kristen Carey

"The Tarleton Education Department is one of the main reasons why I am where I am today." -- Kristin Carey, '03 & '07

E. Leal

"Tarleton State University is an institution that is rich in traditional heritage and academic excellence and their faculty and staff is among the best in the nation; I feel fortunate to be a Distinguished Alumni from such a fine outstanding educational institution (1989).  I can personally attest that the Sports Medicine program at TSU is among the best and that it fully prepares its students to be leaders in the Allied Health Care profession.   If you surround yourself with greatness you will do great things…surround yourself in the greatness of Tarleton State University.  I did!" -- Elicia Leal, '89, Exercise and Sports Studies - Athletic Training

Julie Brinkley

"I am so grateful for my experience at Tarleton.  I feel equipped to use the best practices in my classroom." -- Julie C. Brinkley, '07

Cristen Allen

"Tarleton's program really prepared me for all of the certification tests I have taken.  Plus, the student teaching program really opened my eyes to the real classroom situation." -- Cristen Allen, '04

Kelly Magin

"The Tarleton Education Department has excellent professors who are very knowledgeable.  They do a wonderful job preparing their teachers/administrators so that they are successful in their jobs." -- Kelly Magin, '02 & '07

Juanita Reyes

"The doctoral program at Tarleton State University offered me the quality of education needed to broaden my insight on the latest educational trends. The doctoral professors are of high caliber and create high expectations for their doctoral students. The networking you build within your cohort groups make the educational challenge worthwhile.

 As my Chairperson, Dr. Dale Johnson, would say...Onward!" -- Juanita Reyes, Ed.D., '93, '98 & '07

Judi Larmer

"Continuing my education at Tarleton was the best decision I ever made." -- Judi Larmer, '00

Rachel Esquivel


"I liked how I was able to meet my class during the block semester.  I also enjoy seeing faculty during their week long visit when block students are here doing field experience." -- Rachel Esquivel, '07

Where Are They Now?

Holly Moreno

Class of 2008

Interdisciplinary Studies

Currently teaches Pre-K at Central Elementary in Stephenville, TX.

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Lisa West

Class of 1991

Interdisciplinary Studies

Currently teaches third grade at Hook Elementary in Stephenville, TX.

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Kristen Carey

Class of 2003

Interdisciplinary Studies

Class of 2007

MEd in Educational Administration

Currently the Principal at Gilbert Intermediate in Stephenville, TX.

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Elicia Leal

Class of 1989

Exercise and Sports Studies - Athletic Training

Currently an Athletic Trainer with McKinney North High School, McKinney, TX

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Julie C. Brinkley

Class of 2007

Communication Studies

Currently teaching Kindergarten at Central Elementary in Stephenville, TX.

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Cristen Allen

Class of 2004

Interdisciplinary Studies

Currently teaching PPCD at Central Elementary in Stephenville, TX.

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Kelly Magin

Class of 2002

Interdisciplinary Studies

Class of 2007

MEd in C&I

Currently the Assistant Principal at Gilbert Intermediate in Stephenville, TX.

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Junaita Reyes

Class of 1993

Interdisciplinary Studies

Class of 1998

MEd in Educational Administration

Class of 2007

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Currently the principal at Irving Elementary School, Cleburne, TX

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Judi Larmer

Class of 2000

MEd in Elementary Education

Currently the librarian at Hook Elementary in Stephenville, TX.

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Rachel Esquivel

Class of 2007

Interdisciplinary Studies

Currently teaches Kindergarten at Central Elementary in Stephenville, TX.