Education prof named to chancellor's academy

Dr James Gentry

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Dr. James Gentry is one of five faculty members in The Texas A&M University System named as an inductee to the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators. The academy recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of teacher education and highlights the role of the A&M System in producing K-12 teachers for the state of Texas.

Gentry, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction within Tarleton’s College of Education, joins 2013 inductees Dr. Karen Sue Bradley, Texas A&M-Kingsville; Dr. Ashley J. Campbell, West Texas A&M; Dr. Barbara Hammack, Texas A&M-Commerce; and Dr. Vince Schielack, Texas A&M University.

“Dr. Gentry is truly an exemplary educator who is dedicated to preparing highly effective teachers for Texas public schools,” said Dr. Jill Burk, dean of the College of Education. “He is innovative, passionate about the teaching profession, and is one of those rare faculty members who excels in all three areas of teaching, scholarship and service. This honor is well-deserved.”

Gentry joined the Tarleton faculty in 2006 and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and reading. He also serves as editor of the Journal of the Effective Schools Project, and was a 2011 recipient of the O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award.

“The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is extremely proud of Dr. Gentry. He is a true ambassador for Tarleton and an outstanding role model for teacher educators,” said Dr. Ann Calahan, head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Academy members each receive a $1,000 stipend and recognition at the Chancellor’s Century Council annual meeting, slated for March 1 in Austin. The second class of academy inductees was selected by the inaugural members.

The A&M System produced nearly 4,000 certified teachers in 2009 and has a 100 percent job placement rate for students completing teacher preparation programs in middle school, bilingual and special education. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Tarleton prepared 289 teachers.


Tarleton State University
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