The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education


TACTE is an organization for deans of education in Texas and is sometimes referred to as the Council of Deans of Education. Its purpose is to stimulate improvement in the education of professional school personnel in Texas with a primary goal to provide, through professional organization and cooperation, for a continuous search for the promotion of ideas and practices which are most effective in the education of teachers and to promote effective teaching and quality education through efforts to improve teacher education, the teaching profession, and the schools. This is in harmony with the objectives of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the member teacher preparation institutions as they apply in and for the State of Texas.

2017-2018 Officers

Dr. Denise Staudt
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO 16
San Antonio, TX 78209
Work:  210-283-5028
Fax: 210-829-3134​

Past President:
Dr. Judy Abbott
Stephen F. Austin State University
SFA Box 13023
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Work:  936-468-1410
Fax: 936-468-1475

Dr. Stacey Edmonson
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2119 SHSU
Huntsville, TX  77341
Work:  936 294 1101
Fax:  936 294 1102

Dr. Patricia McHatton
The University of Texas -Rio Grande Valley
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX  78539
Work:  956 665 3627   
Fax:  956 665 2184              

Dr. Ron Beebe
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street,  Suite C 400
Houston, TX  77002
Work:  713 221 8194 
Fax:  713 223 7440            

ACSR Representative:
Dr. Matthew Capps
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX  76308
Work:  940 397 4139
Fax:  940 397 4694

Executive Director:
Ginny Fender
P. O. Box 130068
Tyler, Texas 75713
Work: 903-530-8717
Fax: 903-566-7036

2017-2018 Standing Committees

Texas Education Boards / Agencies Committee:                    ​
     President: Denise Staudt​
     President Elect: Stacey Edmonson
     Executive Director: Ginny Fender
     Association SBEC: TBD
     Association TEA: TBD

The Awards Committee:
Judy Radigan  (private representative)
    Jerry Whitworth  (public representative)
    ​Alycia Maurer   (private representative)

Legislative Committee:
    Stan Carpenter (system representative)
    ​Matt Capps  (regional representative)
    John Miazga  (minority serving representative)
    Shari Albright  (private representative)

Nominating Committee
    Sharon Evans (public representative)            
    Perry K. Haley-Brown (private representative)
    Dana Pemberton (private representative)
    TBD (public representative)

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