Tyler ISD announces new special education director
POSTED: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 5:17pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 4:06pm
From Tyler Independent School District:
TYLER - At the board workshop, the Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved and named Dana Pate as the new Director of Special Education. In this position, Pate will be responsible for providing district-wide birth through age 21 services for students with disabilities, including planning, development, communication and evaluation of all initiatives and projects. She will report to the Deputy Superintendent of Schools. Pate holds more than 20 years of experience in education and is currently Executive Director of Special Programs in the Mexia Independent School District in Mexia, Texas.
“I look forward to bringing Ms. Pate on board,” said Dr. Randy Reid, Tyler ISD Superintendent. “She has a wealth of experience and impeccable references. We are pleased that someone of her caliber is joining Tyler ISD. ”
Pate began her teaching career in Fairfield ISD in 1987 where she was a second grade teacher. She also has experience as a fourth through sixth grade teacher, and a junior and senior high school guidance counselor.
Pate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.