Accelerating Texas K12 Education

K12 Summit Educator Series: Bringing Bilingual Education to the Forefront

To kick off its first episode, host of K12 Summit’s new Educator Series podcast, JW Marshall, spoke with Dr. Liz Garza Garcia, president of BEAM with 16 years in education. While “Lizzie,” as nicknamed in college, would have never been associated with teaching, Garcia began mentoring and tutoring students in junior college. The experience of Read more

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K12 Summit Educator Series: Bringing Bilingual Education to the Forefront
To kick off its first episode, host of K12 Summit’s new Educator Series podcast, JW Marshall, spoke with Dr. Liz Garza Garcia, president of BEAM with 16 years in education. While Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education
K12 Summit Educator Series: Supporting Bilingualism Across Texas
Host of K12 Summit’s Educator Series podcast, JW Marshall, sat down with David Nungaray, the public relations chair for the Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE) and Read more
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Summit K12: The Power of Student Choice Reading Programs
Roni Burren, President of TCTELA, is a self-professed lover of books, children, and justice. She is a longtime K12 educator and current adjunct professor at the University of Houston. She Read more
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Accelerating Texas K12 Education: Connecting the real world to the classroom.
For twenty-seven years, Jen Meyer, President of Science Teachers Associations of Texas (STAT) and educator, has been well-versed in education ranging from elementary to special education. Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education
Accelerating Texas K12 Education: The Importance of Personalized Instruction for Students
The core foundation of every successful movement in cultivating change and growth is education. Former district superintendent and current Executive Director of The Texas School Alliance, Dr. Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education
Accelerating Texas K12 education: The Future of Innovation in School Districts
In this episode of Accelerating Texas K12 Education, host, JW Marshall, of Summit K12, is joined by Doug Roberts, Founder/CEO of, the Institute for Education Innovation. The two discussed Read more

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K12 Summit Educator Series: Bringing Bilingual Education to the Forefront
May 5, 2022
To kick off its first episode, host of K12 Summit’s new Educator Series podcast, JW Marshall, spoke with Dr. Liz Garza Garcia, president of BEAM with 16 years in education. While “Lizzie,” as nicknamed in college, would have never been associated with teaching, Garcia began mentoring and tutoring students in junior college. The experience of Read more
K12 Summit Educator Series: Supporting Bilingualism Across Texas
May 5, 2022
Host of K12 Summit’s Educator Series podcast, JW Marshall, sat down with David Nungaray, the public relations chair for the Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE) and bilingual consulting partner with The New Teacher Project. Growing up as a bilingual student himself, Nungaray has a mission of elevating the importance of multilingual Read more
Summit K12: The Power of Student Choice Reading Programs
March 18, 2022
Roni Burren, President of TCTELA, is a self-professed lover of books, children, and justice. She is a longtime K12 educator and current adjunct professor at the University of Houston. She spoke with JW Marshall about her role as president of the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts and its focus on supporting ELA teachers through student choice Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education: Connecting the real world to the classroom.
March 8, 2022
For twenty-seven years, Jen Meyer, President of Science Teachers Associations of Texas (STAT) and educator, has been well-versed in education ranging from elementary to special education. Meyer, the coordinator for elementary science, describes her career as an "Interesting and exciting educational career."Meyer shares that fellow educators she has known have Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education: The Importance of Personalized Instruction for Students
March 7, 2022
The core foundation of every successful movement in cultivating change and growth is education. Former district superintendent and current Executive Director of The Texas School Alliance, Dr. Curtis Culwell, joined host J.W. Marshall to speak about educational policy, innovation, and student experience. Dr. Culwell realizes that not every student starts at Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 education: The Future of Innovation in School Districts
February 19, 2022
In this episode of Accelerating Texas K12 Education, host, JW Marshall, of Summit K12, is joined by Doug Roberts, Founder/CEO of, the Institute for Education Innovation. The two discussed what dive into what it is that Robert’s organization does at both a local and national level. Robert’s also offereds insights on into the past, present, and future of Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education: Bilingual/ESL Education Association of The Metroplex and Their Annual Symposium
February 18, 2022
Liz Garza-Garcia, BEAM (Bilingual/ESL Education Association of the Metroplex for the North Central Texas Region) President, began her education journey with a simple goal in mind: to become an educator. During her University Studies, a professor changed Garza-Garcia’s direction, instilling in her the idea that if she possessed the ability to speak or learn Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education: The Future of K12 Education
February 18, 2022
Podcast host JW Marshall welcomed guest Dr. Melana Silvia, former curriculum Director of Pre-K through 12 Math and Science program for the Calallen Independent School District, Corpus Christi, TX to discuss the past, present, and future state of education on the popular podcast Accelerating Texas K12 Education. Dr. Silvia spent 33 years in Read more
Accelerating Texas K12 Education: TASA: Putting the Public Back into Public Education
February 18, 2022
With the education sector completely disrupted from the pandemic, school administration and students alike are feeling anxiety and pressure from the uncertainty and instability of the world. What does the ‘new normal’ look like for educating students? How are schools handling staff burnout? Answering these questions and more on Accelerating Texas K12 Read more