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College of Education Advisory Board

The College of Education transforms students into engaging teachers and educational change agents for public, private, parochial, and charter schools.

For more information about this Advisory Board, contact advisorynetwork@concordia.edu.


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Name | Carol Trovall, College of Education Board Chair

Title | Chair, Undergraduate Education

Organization | Concordia University Texas

Expertise | K-12 teacher education and literacy development


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Name | Carla Amacher

Title | Area Superintendent

Organization | Round Rock ISD

Expertise |Special Education, Educational Psychology, Instructional/Leadership Coaching, School/District Administration


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Name | Guiomar Andujar-Aroca

Title | Education Specialist

Organization | Texas Education Agency

Expertise | Early Childhood Education English as Second Language and Bilingual Education Curriculum Design, Development, and Implementation Principal as Instructional Leader


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Name | Lori Einfalt

Title | Assistant Professor

Organization | Concordia University Texas

Expertise | Leadership Development, Principal Preparation, Organizational Learning


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Name | Lori Gracey

Title | Executive Director

Organization | Texas Computer Education Association

Expertise | Teaching, administration, pedagogy, educational technology


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Name | Sarah Grissom

Title | Area Superintendent

Organization | Leander ISD

Expertise | Educational Leadership, Process Improvement


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Name | Stephanie Hartzell

Title | Associate Professor, Director of the EdD Program

Organization | Concordia University Texas

Expertise | Educational Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Creativity, Giftedness


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Name | Darnell Horton

Title | Assistant Principal

Organization | Lake Travis ISD

Expertise | K-12 Education with a focus on using technology as an instructional tool in the classroom


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Name | Wendy Kerr

Title | Administrative Specialist & Adjunct Professor

Organization | Education Service Center, Region 13

Expertise | Education, Educational Leadership, Coaching, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Turn -Around School Leadership, Leader in Me (Covey Organization), Facility Management, Curriculum Development, Assessment Design and Analysis, Reading Intervention, English Language Learners, Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, Teacher Leadership, Educational Leadership, MTSS, Human Resources and People Management


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Name | Mary Kimmins

Title | Founding Member

Organization | LCM Consulting, LLC

Expertise | Former middle and high school administrator; served as a trustee for the Pflugerville ISD school board; currently supporting aspiring school leaders through professional development, expertise in new tests, and coaching


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Name | Keith McBurnett

Title | Superintendent

Organization | Burnet CISD

Expertise | Curriculum Development District/Campus Culture Developing and Refining Systems


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Name | Tim Miller

Title | Superintendent in Residence

Organization | Raise Your Hand Texas

Expertise | Teacher, principal, and superintendent preparation, educator certification, teacher pipeline issues, educator data systems, school district leadership, school district governance, education policy


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Name | Edna Rehbein

Title | President, Retired

Organization | Texas State University


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Name | Matt Smith

Title | Superintendent

Organization | Belton ISD

Expertise | Change management, leadership development, student learning focus


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Name | Chris Winkler

Title | Senior Director, College of Education

Organization | Concordia University Texas

Expertise | Higher Education, Leadership, Ethics, Sports Administration


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Name | Rachelle Warren

Title | Assistant Superintendent – Student Services & Support

Organization | Waco ISD

Expertise | Areas of interest include K-12 education; (race) equity as it relates to education; public school leadership; educator preparation and professional learning; social emotional learning