Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Professor Named to Prestigious Chancellor's Academy for Teacher Education

KINGSVILLE - January 25, 2013

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

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Like many children, Dr. Karen Sue Bradley’s favorite childhood game pegged her as teacher, teaching a classroom full of brothers. Since then, teaching has been more than Bradley’s calling—it has been her passion.

 

“My passion for teaching began as a young girl, when I used my brothers as my students. Even then, I looked for ways I would maintain their attention,” Bradley said.

 

For 13 years, Bradley has had the attention of hundreds of students in the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she and her husband Dr. Jack Bradley teach. In recognition of her commitment to training the future teachers of Texas, Dr. Karen Sue Bradley was named to the Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators.

 

Created in 2011, the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators of the Texas A&M University System honors faculty members who have significant impact on the preparation of teachers in the field of education.

 

“I am humbled by my selection to the Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators,” Bradley said.

 

For Bradley, teaching students to become teachers isn’t just about imparting knowledge and sharing best practices, it is also about listening and constantly learning.

 

“What I have found is that students need to be actively involved,” Bradley said. “When I model and then practice strategies in class, they develop confidence to replicate them during student teaching. Some students actually show me ideas on how they have extended a strategy. I find that I learn something new almost every day. As I continue to learn, I enjoy students as they progress toward their goal of becoming certified teachers.”

 

Bradley is the first professor from the A&M-Kingsville College of Education and Human Performance named to the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators.

 

“Dr. Bradley is most deserving of this honor –her tireless efforts in helping our future teachers are recognized through it,” said Dr. Alberto Ruiz, dean of the College of Education and Human Performance.  “I’m very grateful to Dr. Bradley for her work in our college and am proud of her accomplishment.”

The award comes with a $1,000 stipend and a special commemorative medallion to be worn as part of the recipient’s traditional academic regalia. Bradley will be honored during a special banquet in March in Austin.                   

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