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Dr. Janet Hindman serves as the director of accreditation and assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at West Texas A&M University. She has also served as an assistant superintendent; director of curriculum and instruction; special/federal programs, including director of gifted and talented education; an education specialist in Title I/SCE and secondary language arts/Advanced Placement for Region 16 Education Service Center; an adjunct professor; a high school AP English teacher, UIL Ready Writing and girls’ athletic coach; an AP Reader and consultant for the College Board; a staff developer; a Fulbright Scholar to Japan, and currently as an Auditor for Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc. in Ohio.
Hindman received both her B.S. and M.A. from West Texas State University and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University. She received Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc. audit training through TASA in Austin, Texas and Tucson, Arizona and has served as both an Intern and Associate Auditor for two of the largest independent school districts in Texas. Her life’s motto: “To whom much is given, much is required” has driven her passion for students and educators throughout her career. She thrives on change and improving schools for the 21st century and beyond.
Dr. Hindman has spent a lifetime teaching and investing her knowledge and skills in the lives of young people. While at WTAMU, Hindman has taught Secondary Methods, Educational Research, Classroom Management, Instructional Strategies, and Educational Psychology. In seeking national accreditation for the Department of Education as director of accreditation, Dr. Hindman has researched, written, and submitted our Institutional Report for the Council of Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The CAEP Onsite visit is scheduled for November 2016.
Dr. Hindman serves as the Co-Counselor of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education for West Texas A&M University. She also serves as the Principal Investigator for the Investing in Innovation (i3) CORE National Study for WTAMU in partnership with Jacksonville State University and eleven other regional universities across the United States.
Hindman's research interests include creative writing, fine arts, chaos theory, democracy in schools, leadership, assessment, and innovation in education.
Dr. Hindman lives in Canyon with her childhood sweetheart/husband as her life-partner, Scott. They are the proud parents of two grown daughters and sons-in-love, Daresa and Matt of Stephenville and Kelby Jan and Aaron of Frisco and two gifted and precious twin granddaughters, Braelyn and Makaelyn, who are four years old and also live in Stephenville. We are doubly blessed!