Mary Lorenz has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years. Mary served as a middle school Technology Education classroom teacher for 11 years in the Houston area; she then promoted herself to the Texas Education Agency where she served as the Statewide Director for Technology Education for 7 years. In 2000 Mary was a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar to Japan, where she studied the Japanese educational system. Following her passion for assisting teachers to become the best they can be she went on to work for the Texas State Board for Education Certification (SBEC) where she worked as a Program Specialist focusing on educator preparation program development, educator assessment and new teacher mentoring and induction. Mary spent 3 years at The University of Texas, K-16 Education Center where she focused on the development of online high school courses and the development and administration of K-12 Credit by Exam (CBE) tests and testing.
Ms. Lorenz graduated from Texas State University in 2006 with a Masters degree in Educational Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Education at Texas State University-San Marcos in 1986. In the near future she will begin working on a Ph.D. in Adult, Professional, and Community Education. She is presently employed as the grant coordinator on the Texas Adult Education Credential Project for the Education Institute at Texas State University-San Marcos.
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