Our Alumni

Our graduates are among the best prepared educators in the state, with one of the highest teacher certification pass rates in Texas.


Dr. Jamie Wilson is superintendent of the Denton Independent School District. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from UNT.

The UNT College of Education has more than 55,000 alumni, and with the certification of 1,000 or more educators and school administrators annually, the list is growing fast! Our alumni are part of a very large family of students, former students, faculty and staff that reaches all corners of the globe.

Notable alumni of the UNT College of Education include:

  • Brenda Barrio ('07, '08 MS, '13 PhD), assistant professor of special education technology, Washington State University
  • Gabriela Borcoman ('04 PhD), senior program director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Robert Bostic ('14 EdD), superintendent, Stafford ISD
  • Dana Dempsey ('86, '91 MS), director of therapeutic recreation, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Kristin Farmer ('95 MEd), founder and benefactor, Autism Comprehensive Educational Services, UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center
  • Kimberly Fonteno ('79), regional school improvement officer, Houston ISD
  • Gina Garcia-Rodriguez ('09), program manager, George W. Bush Presidential Center
  • Rick Herold ('84, '85 MS), director, Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation
  • Elva Concha LeBlanc ('75, '78 MEd, '86 PhD), president, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus
  • Marcus Valerin ('11 PhD), director of graduate admissions and director of graduate cooperative education, Southern Methodist University

Meet more of our successful alumni. >>

Did You Know?

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