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University Field Supervisors

Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown

Professional Experience

Ms. Brown began her teaching career as a biology teacher in TMATE at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth ISD, and then she spent ten years with Coppell ISD serving in a variety of roles. She taught middle school and high school science before being asked to serve as assistant principal at New Tech High in Coppell. Ms. Brown then served as an instructional coach for CISD and worked at all three levels: elementary, middle and high school. She was a senior consultant and trainer for "Engage! Learning” and worked with several districts throughout Texas before serving as Curriculum Director for Coppell ISD. As a director, Kristen supported Advanced Academics, Career and Technology Education (CTE), Fine Arts, and International Baccalaureate (IB).

Certifications

Life Science (8-12), Science (8-12), Principal

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Texas Christian University; Master of Science, Texas Christian University; Tarleton’s TMATE Program and Master of Education, Texas Women’s University

Intern Endorsements

"I love having my supervisor visit my classroom! At first, I thought I would be nervous to have someone observing me. After I met her and we talked, I realized she provide great support and encouragement! I look forward to her visits and insights!"

"Ms. Brown has been an incredibly supportive guide during my first year of teaching. She has consistently provide me with feedback that has directly improved my classroom management and instruction. Ms. Brown has also been an understanding and experienced mentor to whom I can bring my teaching questions and concerns as they arise. Having a university supervisor has made me feel confident that my teaching is being monitored, and if I need any critical adjustments, I will be told and assisted so that I will be the best teacher I can be for my students."

"Mrs. Brown has previous experience in science, which is my subject. She offers me awesome tips and strategies to use in my own classroom, after observing what I'm doing. I have been able to use many of them successfully in my class and the kids love them."

Randy Ford

Dr. Randy Ford

Professional Experience

Dr. Ford has served students in Waco, Mission, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, and Killeen independent school districts. She began teaching second grade and moved to high school English and ESL. She helped establish a gifted program for elementary students, worked in Central Office as an evaluator and curriculum guide as well as administrator. Dr. Ford worked as Director of Student Teaching at Baylor University, Assistant Dean for Assessment at University of Texas at Arlington, Coordinator of TMATE-Ft. Worth at Tarleton and currently is an Associate Professor at Tarleton.

Certifications

Elementary (1-8) Secondary Gifted and Talented 1-8

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University; Master of Education, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Educational Doctorate, Baylor University

Intern Endorsements

"Dr. Ford has been an amazing resource for me to come to. Whenever I was having a problem, she was always willing to do what she could to help. I am not sure if I could have made it this far without her advice and encouraging words."

"I honestly don’t know where to start. My university supervisor has gone above and beyond to make sure that I am well equipped to handle my first year of teaching. I think the thing I am most thankful for is that I know that no matter what, I can always count on her support."

"Dr. Ford has been a wonderful and encouraging mentor. She uses her knowledge from prior experiences to help me be the best teacher that I can be. She appreciates that we all have our own teaching style and personality, and she offers help and suggestions that are specific to my teaching style. She has my best interest at heart, and she inspires me to try new activities and techniques that will keep my students engaged and learning."

Pamela (Lindsey) Glenn

Dr. Pamela Lindsey-Glenn

Professional Experience

"I believe teachers have an the awesome privilege and responsibility for caring for our most precious resource, our children. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher and later in middle school My goal in those early days, was also to complete a M.ED. so I could work with special needs students; which is my passion. After finishing my M.Ed., I taught special education and worked as an educational diagnostician in several districts. In 1986, I had the opportunity to accomplish another one of my life goals, I began my doctoral. program at the University of New Mexico. From my time as an undergraduate student, I felt that the last phase of my career would be spent as a teacher trainer working with university students. At the completion of my doctorate, I began the third phase of my career, training young adults who wanted to be teaches. My university teaching career included time at East Central University, Texas Tech University and Tarleton State University. I retired from Tarleton State in 2011. I have been supervising clinical interns since my retirement and teaching on line for Tarleton. I love being in the schools watching teachers practicing their trade and hopefully, helping them become experts in their pedagogy and advocates for their students. I identify myself as a teacher. I love everything about the profession and the practice."

Certifications

Elementary (K – 8), Special Education (K – 12), Educational Diagnostician

Education

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Texas Wesleyan University; Masters of Education, Special Education/Education Diagnostician, TCU; Ph. D. Special Education/Adult Education, University of New Mexico

Barbara Ray

Barbara Ray

Professional Experience

Ms. Ray’s 30 year public school teaching career started with teaching science at Lamesa High School for two years. She moved to Cleburne High School and taught science for 14 years and served as department chair. The last 14 years were in the Glen Rose ISD ranging from 6th and 7th grade science to becoming Assistant Principal and Principal. Following a brief retirement, Ms. Ray started working for Tarleton part time with the PEIC grant assisting public schools in the area of math curriculum and testing. Nine years ago, as the PEIC grant ended, she started the best job ever…supervising student teachers, TIMS and TMATE interns. “Assisting the interns in becoming effective teachers is so very rewarding.”

Certifications

Mid-Management Administrator, Counselor, Secondary (6-12) Science Composite

Education

Bachelor of Science and Master of Education, Tarleton State University

Intern Endorsements

"Mrs. Ray has been a calming and grounding influence during my first year of teaching. Her experience and perspective have provide much needed guidance and support. It's clear from my interaction with her that she listens to my specific concerns and responds based on my unique situation, not merely providing some generic, education-speak pep talk. That type of safety net has been invaluable this year."

"Ms. Ray is a fantastic leader and supervisor. She is always very helpful and positive when giving feedback. Numerous times she has given me suggestions and ideas to help make my class and me more successful. I really appreciate that she is a wonderful listener and is always ready to help me brainstorm and come up with positive solutions to any issues that may arise. She truly has improved my whole experience as a first year teacher!"

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Dr. Ann Calahan

Professional Experience

Dr. Calahan has taught 4th grade students at Granbury Elementary. She dedicated 39 years to our beloved Tarleton State University serving as Professor and Department Head in Curriculum and Instruction as well as Director of Teacher Education. She currently serves as President of the Stephenville ISD Board of Trustees and as TASB Director.

Certifications

  • Elementary English (1-8)
  • Elementary Self-Contained (1-8)
  • Mid-Management Administrator (PK-12)
  • T-Tess Appraiser

Education

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Tarleton 1980
  • M.Ed. Educational Administration, Tarleton 1981
  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, TAMU, College Station, December 1986
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Shiela Turner

Professional Experience

Ms. Turner served the students, parents, and staff members of DISD and FWISD for thirty-five years. During her career, she taught first and fifth grade students, worked in the Gifted Education Department, was a member of the Instructional Support Team, served as a mentor principal, and was an Elementary Education Director. Her passion has always been ensuring students could read. Upon retirement, she worked as a Site Coordinator of a summer reading program.

Certifications

  • Elementary Speech (1-8)
  • Elementary Self-Containted (1-8)
  • Mid-Management (PK-12)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts - Education, Austin College
  • Master of Arts - Education, Austin College