Austin, Texas – Texas OnCourse, an initiative equipping all Texas students to succeed afterhigh school, announced the selection of 25 counselors, advisers, and teachers from across thestate to a two-year Leader Fellowship.
The Texas OnCourse Fellows, representing all 20 education regions throughout Texas, arerecognized as leaders in the college and career advising field. Leader Fellows will boost stateefforts toward college and career success by connecting educators, parents, and students to
“The individuals selected as Leader Fellows are some of the most committed and passionatecounselors, advisers, and teachers in the state,” said Laura Brennan, Director of TexasOnCourse. “They change the lives of their students every day. Now, as Texas OnCourseLeader Fellows, they will help transform college and career planning in Texas.”
The 2019 TXOC Leader Fellows are:
Alanna Blomquist, Boerne ISDAmber Moffitt, Grand Prairie ISDChelsea Bohannon, Frenship ISDCrystal Castaneda, Harlingen ISDDyann Carney, Aldine ISDJason Byrd, Denton ISDJennifer Sullivan, Dimmitt ISDJenny Patrick, Bangs ISDKaitlyn Watson, Jarrell ISDKaley Stringfellow, Commerce ISDKendra Menchaca, Midland ISDLeslie Graham, Archer City ISDMegan Guidry, Granbury ISDMelissa Veach, Calhoun ISDPatricia Frost, Aransas County ISDPatricia Villarreal, San Elizario ISDRachel Byers, Merkel ISDRen Yantis, Brownwood ISDSarah Simmons, Austin ISDSherce Hampton, Killeen ISDStacy LaBruyere, Montgomery ISDSuzan Harrison, Marshall ISDTamatha Griffin, Silsbee ISDTrisha Fiene Spain, Coppell ISDWilliam Collins, Humble ISD
The new Texas OnCourse Leader Fellows join an additional 20 Fellows who started their workin 2018. This group of 45 of the top educators from across the state serve as virtual and inpersonresources for colleagues who advise students on postsecondary planning.
Leader Fellows support the work of Texas OnCourse, a University of Texas at Austin-ledinitiative that equips all students for post-graduation success by simplifying the college andcareer planning process. Texas OnCourse's free interactive resources enable students to makeinformed postsecondary decisions and contribute to a better economic future for the state.These resources are designed to help schools and districts meet the requirements of Texas HB5, which revised state graduation requirements in 2013.
Since launching in 2015, Texas OnCourse has emerged as one of the state's top resources forcollege and career planning. Texas OnCourse is developed in partnership with the TexasEducation Agency (TEA), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas HigherEducation Coordinating Board (THECB).
Texas OnCourse resources are free to the public and can be found online at texasoncourse.org.