Where Are They Now - Volume XV

We proudly recognize the achievements of our alumni as they accomplish wonderful things around the globe. Within each issue of Results!, you'll find a list of graduates who have made a difference in their communities and beyond. If you would like to be featured, please send us an e-mail.


Dana Booker
Carrollton, TX
Doctoral candidate, Educational Psychology

Booker was recently hired as the director of research for TexProtects, the Texas Association for the Protection of Children. She also worked as the program evaluator for Texas Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. Booker has focused on child advocacy practices and parent-centered education research.  


Paul Martinez
Denton, TX
'00, '03 M.Ed., Educational Administration

Martinez was recently named the new principal at Calhoun Middle School in Denton. He has worked in Denton ISD for 14 years and previously served as assistant principal at Denton High School. He is married to Anyah Martinez (’99, ’04 M.S.). 

Patty Donaldson
Lufkin, TX
87 B.S., Kinesiology

Donaldson won the 2015 College Educator of the Year award from the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She has been coordinator and instructor in the physical education department at Angelina College in Lufkin since 2007 and a TAHPERD member, officer and presenter since 1998. She also is active in the Texas Outdoor Education Association and Texas Experiential Resources Association. 

Jamie Wilson
Denton, TX
'91 B.S., '99 M.Ed., '12 Ed.D., Educational Administration

Wilson recently received the 2015 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the University Council for Educational Administration. He is superintendent of Denton ISD, and he was cited for his many innovations, such as working to change the district’s grading system to focus on student assessment and teacher review. 

Amber Gattis Teamann
'02 B.S., Education

Teamann was named a national 2015 Emergent Leader by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and hosted a session about harnessing social media for professional learning at the 2015 Digital Learning Day, sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C. She also was named principal of Whitt Elementary in Wylie ISD. 

Monica Mendez-Grant
Valley View
'89 B.B.A., '92 M.Ed., '01 Ed.D., Counseling, Higher Education Administration

Mendez-Grant was recently named vice president for student life at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She previously served as TWU’s associate vice president for student life.