nc's Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae of

Nelson Coulter


Personal Statement

I have been blessed beyond measure and beyond merit.  Those blessings have come my way via the God of my understanding (or, more accurately, my persistent misunderstanding), loving family, loyal friends, and caring mentors.  Each have shared with me freely of their knowledge, their skills, and their resources (both tangible and intangible).  To those benefactors I owe a debt I can never fully repay.  I can, however, do everything in my power to pay it forward by loving and serving those who have been brought into my sphere of influence.  My goals in life are 1) to get better, every day, on purpose, 2) to help those around me do the same, and 3) to leave the world a better place for my having been a part of it.  To whom much is given, much is required. 


Education

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Ed. D. in Educational Leadership, May, 2006.  Dissertation:  The Development and Initial Testing of a Model of Student Leadership in High Schools: An Exploratory Study.  Committee Chair:  Dr. Fred Hartmeister

Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas
Master of Arts in Educational Administration, August, 1998

Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Education with teaching credentials in Math, Health, and Physical Education, May, 1980
           

Administrative Service and Teaching Experience

2019 – present:  Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Educational Leadership

2018 – 2019:  Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Visiting Professor, Educational Leadership

2017 – 2018:  Throckmorton Independent School District, Throckmorton, Texas
Interim Superintendent of Schools

2009 – 2015:  Guthrie Common School District, Guthrie, Texas
Superintendent of Schools

2007 – present:  The University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Practice, Department of Education Leadership and Policy

2010 – 2018:  Wayland Baptist University, Lubbock, Texas
Adjunct Professor, Department of Educational Administration

2007 – 2009:  Pflugerville Independent School District, Pflugerville, Texas
Principal of Hendrickson High School

2006 – 2007:  The University of Texas at Austin
Clinical Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow

2004 – 2006:  Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock, Texas
Principal of McNeil High School

2002-2004:  Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock, Texas
Associate Principal of McNeil High School

2000-2002:  Jayton-Girard Independent School District, Jayton, Texas
K-12 Principal of Jayton Schools

1994-2000:  Jayton-Girard Independent School District, Jayton, Texas
7th-12th Grade Principal of Jayton High School
Teacher of mathematics and student leadership, Jayton High School

1990-1994:  Jayton-Girard Independent School District, Jayton, Texas
Teacher of mathematics, industrial arts, and physical education, Jayton High School
Coach of athletic teams

1987-1990:  Haskell Independent School District, Haskell, Texas
Teacher of mathematics and physical education
Athletic Director and coach of athletic teams

1983-1987:  Robert Lee Independent School District, Robert Lee, Texas
Teacher of mathematics and physical education
Athletic Director and coach of athletic teams

1981-1983:  Rankin Independent School District, Rankin, Texas
Teacher of mathematics and physical education
Coach of athletic teams

1980-1981:  Robert Lee Independent School District, Robert Lee, Texas
Teacher of mathematics and physical education
Coach of athletic teams



Publications

2020:  Authored “PD-Gogy:  Rethinking and Reframing How We Do Professional Development” in the The TASSP Texas Study of Secondary Education, Spring 2020. 

2018:  Co-authored (with K. Alexander, G. Briers, & G. Shinn) “BOLDness Required: An Invitation to Action for Rural Schools” in The TASA INSIGHT, Spring 2018.


2017:  Authored “Not Communicating is NOT an Option” in The TASSP Texas Study, January 2017.

2016:  Author of Praxical Leadership (my second book) 


2012:  Authored “A Tale of an Absurd Accountability System” in The Paducah Post.


2011 – present:  Author of  “nc’s Recursive Learning” (my blog) at http://www.nelsonwcoulter.com


2010:  Authored “Learning Servant Leadership from a Master” in The TASA INSIGHT.


2010:  Author of Leadership Tools for School Principals: Organizational Strategies for    Survival and Success (my first book)


2007:  Authored “Listening and Questioning” in The TASSP Texas Study, Spring 2007.


2006:  Authored The Development and Initial Testing of a Model of Student Leadership in High Schools: An Exploratory Study (my dissertation).


Related Experience

2016-17:  Consultant to Fort Bend ISD (Texas) Executive coaching for 12 newly appointed secondary principals


2016:  Consultant to Joaquin ISD (Texas) Executive coaching for the district’s sitting principals 


2010:  Consultant to ESC 17 (Lubbock, Texas) – “Principal Essentials" Executive coaching for cohort of early-service campus principals in the region


2004 – 2009:  Lead mentor of assistant principals in the University of Texas Principal Preparation Program


2006:  Consultant to Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas; working as an agent of Texas Commissioner of Education Shirley Neely on the Campus Intervention Team for Webb Middle School.


2004 – 2006:  Teaching consultant to University of Texas Principal Preparation Program


2004 – 2005:  Field-based mentoring of newly assigned assistant principals for Round Rock ISD


1996-present:  Educational consulting - teaching, facilitating, speaking/singing, curriculum development, and staff development services provided to education and business groups.


Presentations

2020:  Presenter – ESC 14 Alternative Certification Principal & Superintendent Cohorts (Abilene, Texas):  Visioning and Surviving & Thriving in the Principalship


2019:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2019:  Presenter – TASSP New Principal Academy (San Antonio, Texas):  Leadership Tools for School Principals


2019:  Presenter – ESC 14 Alternative Certification Principal & Superintendent Cohorts (Abilene, Texas):  Visioning and Surviving & Thriving in the Principalship


2019:  Presenter – TASSP Summer Workshop (Austin, Texas):  Not Communicating is NOT an Option


2019:  Presenter – TASSP Summer Workshop (Austin, Texas):  What-a-Gogy? Strategies for Designing Engaging Professional Development


2019:  Presenter – Region 14 TEPSA Spring Luncheon (Abilene, Texas):  At the Corner of                 Engagement of  ??-gogy


2019:  Presenter – LSU-Shreveport, LSUS Secondary Principals Symposium (Shreveport, Louisiana):  Culture Shaping – Raising the Cultural Average


2018:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2018:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Superintendent Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Visioning, Raising the Cultural Average, & Hiring Principals


2018:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Surviving and Thriving in the Principalship


2018:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals New Principal Academy (San Antonio, Texas): Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2018:  Presenter – Texas Association of Literacy Educators Conference (Canyon, Texas): Literacy – It’s Not Just About Reading & Writing Anymore


2017:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2017:  Presenter – Snook ISD Instructional Staff Professional Development (Snook, Texas):  Teaching and Learning in a Changing World


2017:  Presenter – Snook ISD All Staff Convocation (Snook, Texas):  Culture – The MAIN Thing


2017:  Presenter – Texas Educational Leadership Institute (Austin, Texas):  Time Management for Instructional Leaders


2017:  Presenter – Texas Educational Leadership Institute (Austin, Texas):  Leaders as Culture Artisans


2017:  Presenter – E3 Summit of Business, Community, and Education (Abilene, Texas): Literacy – It’s Not Just About Reading & Writing Anymore


2017:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals New Principal Academy (San Antonio, Texas): Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2017:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Superintendent Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Visioning, Raising the Cultural Average, & Hiring Principals


2017:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Surviving and Thriving in the Principalship


2017:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop (Austin, Texas):  Not Communicating is NOT an Option


2017:  Presenter – Gus Garcia Middle School Instructional Team Professional Development, Austin ISD (Austin, Texas):  Servant Leadership


2017:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal Workshop (Austin, Texas):  Leaders as Culture Artisans


2017:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference (Austin, Texas) Co-presenter with Summer Reel:  Scheduling Solutions for Unicorns: How Online Learning Can Ease Your 2017 Midwinter Conference Pain


2016:  Presenter – Perrin-Whitt ISD Instructional Staff Professional Development (Perrin, Texas):  Teaching and Learning in a Changing World


2016:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, Instructional Leaders Symposium (Abilene, Texas):  Praxical Leadership


2016:  Keynote – Education Service Center, Region 13, Community of Leaders Conference (Austin, Texas):  Lessons of Servant Leadership (as learned from some ordinary giants)


2016:  Presenter – Meadow ISD Professional Development (Meadow, Texas):  Teaching and Learning in a Changing World


2016:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2016:  Presenter – Hutto ISD Educator Professional Development (Hutto, Texas):  Raising the Cultural Average


2016:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 13, ESC 13 Leadership Symposium (Austin, Texas):  Rattlesnakes & Benediction


2016:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 13, ESC 13 Leadership Symposium (Austin, Texas):  Efficiency Tools for School Principals


2016:  Keynote – Education Service Center, Region 13, ESC 13 Leadership Symposium (Austin, Texas):  3 Leadership Macro-Metaphors


2016:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals New Principal Academy (San Antonio, Texas): Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2016:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Superintendent Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Visioning, Raising the Cultural Average, & Hiring Principals


2016:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Surviving and Thriving in the Principalship


2016:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop (Austin, Texas):  Leaders as Culture Artisans


2016:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop (Austin, Texas):  Fitness for Service:  A 360 View of Servant Leadership


2016:  Presenter – Abell Junior High Leadership Team, Midland ISD (Midland, Texas): Culture Crafting, Intentionality, and Stakeholder Engagement


2016:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal Workshop, (Austin, Texas): Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2016:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference (Austin, Texas):  Fitness for Service:  A 360 View of Servant Leadership


2016:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference (Austin, Texas):  Co-presenter with Dr. Laura Hodges.  Broaden Student Academic Horizons:  The Sky is the Limit With Online Learning!


2015:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, Cafeteria Administrators Symposium (Austin, Texas):  School Lunch Roundtable


2015:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 13, Instructional Leaders Conference (Austin, Texas):  Leaders as Culture Artisans


2015:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2015:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals New Principals Academy, (San Antonio, Texas):  A Toolkit for the Principalship


2015:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Superintendent Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Visioning, Raising the Cultural Average, & Hiring Principals


2015:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Surviving and Thriving in the Principalship


2015:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop, (Austin, Texas): Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2014:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 13, Campus Leaders Conference (Austin, Texas):  Consequential Leadership:  Strategies for Influencing Others


2014:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 15 (San Angelo, Texas):  Making Time for Learning:  Time Management Strategies for School Leaders


2014:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Boards - Texas Association of School Administrators Annual Conference (Dallas, Texas):  School Transformation:  Vision, Deployments, Rightness


2014:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2014:  Presenter – Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (Austin, Texas):  High Priority Learning Standards:  Future Ready, Guthrie Style


2014:  Presenter – Knox City ISD Instructional Team Retreat (Knox City, Texas): Instructional Craftmeistering


2014:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators Summer Conference (Austin, Texas):  School Transformation:  Vision, Deployments, Rightness


2014:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 19, Administrators Conference (El Paso, Texas):  Setting a New Course:  A 360 View of Servant Leadership


2014:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Superintendent Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Raising the Cultural Average & Hiring Principals


2014:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Time Management Strategies & Culture and Climate Development


2014:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop, (Austin, Texas): Listening and Questioning:  The Dynamic Duo of the Principal’s Toolbox


2014:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Boards Winter Governance Conference  (Corpus Christi, Texas):  Confronting the Bigotry of Sameness:  A Vision for Difference-Sensitive Texication


2014:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17 Instructional Leaders Spring Summit (Lubbock, Texas). Co-presenter was Dr. Jerrod Pickering. Google Docs for School Leaders


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal Workshop (Austin, Texas):  Calming the Storm:  Strategies for Managing Conflict


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal Workshop, (Austin, Texas): Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Boards – Texas Association of School Administrators Annual Conference  (Dallas, Texas):  Confronting the Bigotry of Sameness:  A Vision for Difference-Sensitive Texication


2013:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2013:  Presenter – Glenrose ISD Special Education Co-op Symposium (Glenrose, Texas):  Calming the Storm:  Strategies for Resolving Conflicts to Affect Quality/Nurturing Learning Environments


2013:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Superintendent Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Raising the Cultural Average & Hiring Principals


2013:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Time Management Strategies & Culture and Climate Development


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop, (Austin, Texas): Listening and Questioning:  The Dynamic Duo of the Principal’s Toolbox


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop, (Austin, Texas): Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal Workshop, (Austin, Texas): Listening and Questioning:  The Dynamic Duo of the Principal’s Toolbox


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal Workshop, (Austin, Texas): If We Can’t Model It, We Can’t Demand It:  Engagement Strategies for Adult Learners


2013:  Presenter – Texas Computer Educators Association Campus Leaders Academy, (Austin, Texas): Spinners, Kaleidoscopes, & Elixirs:  Visionary Leadership for Uncertain Times


2013:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference, (Austin, Texas): Spinners, Kaleidoscopes, & Elixirs:  Visionary Leadership for Uncertain Times


2012:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 8, Library-Instruction-Technology-Education Coop Conference, (Pittsburg, Texas): Spinners, Kaleidoscopes, & Elixirs:  Certain Leadership in Uncertain Times


2012:  Presenter – Abilene High School, Faculty Professional Development Series, (Abilene, Texas):  Designing Rigorous and Engaging Learning Tasks


2012:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators & Texas Association of School Boards Small Schools Symposium, (Austin, Texas):  Providing World Class Learning in the Rural Texas Setting


2012:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators & Texas Association of School Boards Conference, (Austin, Texas): One Small School, Great Big Things


2012:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Best Instructional Practices:  Adult Learning Strategies for School Leaders


2012:  Presenter – Texas Virtual School Network Speaks Volumes Conference, (Richardson, Texas): 21st Century Learning in the K-12 Environment:  Processes, Products, Performances


2012:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Mentoring as Recursive Learning:  Intentional Professional Growth for the Mentor/Mentee


2012:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Superintendent Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Raising the Cultural Average & Hiring Principals


2012:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal Certification Program (Abilene, Texas):  Time Management Strategies & Culture and Climate Development


2012:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Superintendent Retreat (Granbury, Texas):  Fitness for Service:  A 360 View of Servant Leadership


2012:  Presenter – Turkey-Quitaque ISD Board of Trustee Training, (Turkey, Texas):  Education 360:  A Conversation About Things That Matter


2012:  Presenter – South by Southwest Education Conference, (Austin, Texas):  Forging a 21st Century Digital Learning Future at Guthrie CSD


2012:  Presenter – Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference, (Austin, Texas): 21st Century Learning in the K-12 Environment:  Processes, Products, Performances


2012:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Mentoring as Recursive Learning:  Intentional Professional Growth for the Mentor/Mentee


2011:  Keynote – South Plains School Board Association Meeting (Lubbock, Texas):  Lessons of Servant Leadership (as learned from some ordinary giants)


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, Principal Coaching Program (Lubbock, Texas):  Principalship Essentials Series (six sessions throughout the year)


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, Special Education Providers Conference (Lubbock, Texas):  Calming the Storm:  Strategies for Resolving Conflicts to Affect Quality/Nurturing Environments


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Educator Certification Programs (Abilene, Texas):  Mentoring as Recursive Learning:  Intentional Professional Growth for the Mentor/Mentee


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Certification Principal Program (Abilene, Texas):  Time Management Strategies & Culture and Climate Development


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Certification Superintendent Program (Abilene, Texas):  Raising the Cultural Average & Hiring Principals


2011:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop (Austin, Texas):  Leadership Tools for School Principals:  Organizational Strategies for Survival and Success


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, Technology Education Conference (Lubbock, Texas):  Embedded Technology Integration:  PD That Includes Teachers & Students


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, Technology Education Conference:  Online Spanish in the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)


2011:  Keynote – West Texas A&M University – Education Service Center, Region 16 School Board and Superintendent Luncheon (Canyon, Texas):  Lessons of Servant Leadership (as learned from some ordinary giants)


2011:  Presenter – Guthrie CSD Instructional Team (Guthrie, Texas):  Lifelong Learning:  Continuous Personal Improvement


2011:  Presenter – Texas Computer Education Association Conference (Austin, Texas):  Leveraging the Support of the Learning Media:  Thinking/Rethinking Research and Practice


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, ESC Instructional Retreat:  Leadership Essentials


2011:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17 (Lubbock, Texas).  Principal Professional Development:  Practical Documentation and Intervention Strategies for School Principals


2010:  Presenter – Gandy Ink, Inc. (San Angelo, Texas). Executive team retreat:  Raising the Cultural Average


2010:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal and Superintendent Cohorts:  Mentoring as Recursive Learning


2010:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Certification Principal Cohort: Culture and Climate Development:  The Leadership Challenge


2010:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Certification Superintendent Cohort:  People:  The Most Important Resource


2010:  Presenter – Lubbock Christian University Faculty and Staff Retreat:  Email and Meetings Management Strategies


2010:  Presenter – Texas Tech University Superintendent Preparation Program:  Developing a Culture of Learning and The Care and “Feeding” of the People


2010:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal Workshop:  Organizing to Lead Effectively:  Strategies to Organize Your Time and Stuff


2009:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 17, Alternative Principal and Superintendent Cohorts:  Practical Documentation and Intervention Strategies for Principals


2009:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal and Superintendent Cohorts (July):  School Climate and Culture, Impact and Implications


2009:  Keynote Speaker – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop Kick-Off Dinner, Austin, Texas (February): The Heart of Leadership


2008:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 14, Alternative Principal and Superintendent Cohorts (June):  School Climate and Culture, Impact and Implications


2008:  Presenter – Texas State University Principal Preparation Seminar, Round Rock, Texas:  Data Sources and Data Analysis for the Practicing Principal


2008:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop, Austin, Texas:  OMG – Here They Come – With Collaborative Teacher Induction Program Team


2007:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant PrincipalWorkshop, Austin, Texas


2006:  Presenter – Texas High School Project: Pilot Principal Certification Programs for Urban High Schools, University Council for Educational Administration, San Antonio, Texas


2006:  Presenter – Education Service Center, Region 15 (San Angelo, Texas):  Breaking Ranks II for High School Principals, Collaboration and the Development of Professional Learning Communities


2005:  Presenter – Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Fall Institute (Austin, Texas):  Communications or Communicating?  Strategies for Improving the Process and the Outcomes of Campus Communications.


2005:  Facilitator - Texas High School Summit: Strategies for Leading High School Reform, Austin, Texas


2005:  Facilitator – Highly Informal Bull Session with Experienced Principals, TASSP Assistant Principal Workshop, Austin, Texas


2004:  Presenter – Tips for Administrating a Small School in a Small District, TASSP Assistant Principal Workshop, Austin, Texas


2003:  Presenter – Learning to Lead and Leading to Learn, TASSP Summer Leadership Retreat, Austin, Texas


2002:  Presenter – In Tune, But Slightly Out of Step:  Valuable (and Not so Valuable) Lessons Learned from the Principalship, TASSP Assistant Principal Workshop


2001:  Presenter – Current Educational Literature Book Symposium, Jayton-Girard ISD, Jayton, Texas


2001:  Presenter – What New Teachers Oughta Know, Region 17 ESC, Lubbock, Texas


2000:  Presenter – Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory, Applications for the ClassroomJayton-Girard ISD, Jayton, Texas


1999:  Presenter – Musical entertainment for West Texas Environmental Project, Lubbock,           Texas


1998-2000:  Presenter – School Bus Driver Training Courses, ESC Region 17, Lubbock, Texas


1998:  Presenter – Addressing the Multiple Intelligences of G/T Students, Jayton-Girard ISD, Jayton, Texas


1998:  Presenter – Needs and Assessment of G/T Students, Jayton-Girard ISD, Jayton, Texas


1998:  Presenter – Nature and Needs of G/T Students, Jayton-Girard ISD, Jayton, Texas

           
Professional Associations

2009 – present:  Texas Association of School Administrators

1994 – present:  Texas Association of Secondary School Principals
           
1994 – 2009:  National Association of Secondary School Principals


Professional Activities

2012-present:  Served on Texas Association of School Administrators Small School Advisory Committee


2011:  Served on Texas Association of School Administrators Leadership Development Committee


2005 – 2006:  Served as Chair, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Legislative Committee 


2005:  Examiner – University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence, Malcolm Baldrige Awards


2005:  Served on Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Nominating Committee


2004 – present:  Served on UT Principal Preparation Program Advisory Committee


2003 – 2005:  Served as UIL District 15-5A Chair


2002-2004:  Served on Finance Committee of Texas Association of Secondary School Principals


2002-2003:  Served on the Texas Business and Education Coalition Board


2002-2004:  Served on the Round Rock ISD and McNeil Learning Community Curriculum Councils


2001-2003:  Served on the Texas Association of Student Councils Board


2001:  Served on the Strategic Planning Committee of Education Service Center, Region 17


2000-2001:  Served on the Texas Association of Future Educators Board


2000-2002:  Assessor, School Administrators Skills Assessment Model, ESC Region 17


1998-2000:  Served as UIL District 6-A Chair


Honors and Awards

2014:  Named recipient of University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program Servant Leader Award.

2014:  Named recipient of the “Making IT Happen” Award by the Texas Computer Educators Association and the International Society of Technology Educators

2012:  Named Superintendent of the Year for Texas by the Texas Computer Educators Association

2004:  Named UT Principal Preparation Program Partner of the Year

2003:  Named “Educator of the Month” for May by Texas School Business magazine

2002-2003:  Served as President of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

2001-2002:  Served as President-Elect of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

2000-2001:  Served as First Vice-President of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

1984:  Named Coach of the Year by coaching colleagues and by the San Angelo Standard-Times

1980:  Magna Cum Laude graduate from Angelo State University

1976:  Salutatorian of Bronte High School Class of 1976


 References available upon request.