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| Klein ISD Names Education Center After Dr. Grace England |
Dr. Grace England, a visiting assistant professor in the University of St. Thomas School of Education, was recognized by the Klein Independent School District last week for her life-long commitment to education through the naming of the new Grace England Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten Center.
England served as the director of special education for the Klein Independent School District for 24 years, during which time she established one of the first early childhood intervention programs in the state to provide services such as speech and physical therapy to children with disabilities to better prepare them for school. She has also worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools worldwide and for a variety of school districts in Texas. She has participated in education training sessions and presented at conferences across the globe.
The International Council for Learning Disabilities recognized England as Professional of the Year, she has been commended by the Texas Senate for her work and most recently she has been recognized by Lamar University as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni.
England received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Lamar University, a mater’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas and a doctorate in child development and special education at Texas Women’s University.
Since 1994, England has taught 17 different education courses at UST.