Eight Dallas ISD elementary school teachers have been selected to receive the first Kathryne and Gene Bishop Endowed Scholarships. They are pursuing master’s degrees with dual specialization in special education and bilingual/ELL studies at SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Their scholarships cover 94 percent of the tuition costs.
“Simmons faculty members, who excel in scholarship and teaching, can equip teachers with proven research-based practices to increase learning in the classroom. For teachers, acquiring new knowledge matters, especially if they can build on skills the district needs,” says Stephanie L. Knight, Leon Simmons Endowed Dean.
The scholarships reflect the longtime support by the Bishops of children’s education and health, among other philanthropies.