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Education
 
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, (in-progress)
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Master of Arts in Counseling
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Master of Science in Educational Administration
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Teaching; Major - Kinesiology; Minor - English
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas


 
Experience
 
Mrs. Severns has held a variety of positions in public education: middle   
and high school English teacher, middle and high school assistant   
principal, middle school principal, secondary curriculum director, and   
assistant superintendent.

Professional Certifications
 
Standard Superintendent, State of Texas
Standard Mid-Management Administrator, State of Texas
All-Level Physical Education, State of Texas
Secondary English, Grades 6 - 12, State of Texas
Secondary Physical Education, Grades 6 - 12, State of Texas

Publications
 
Severns, L. D., & Combs, J. P. (2013).  Career barriers for women     
superintendents: What can we learn from the research? Journal of Texas Women    
School Executives, 2(1), 60-65.
 
Severns, L. D., & Slate, J. R. (2013). Differences in grade 8 students'
math achievement as a function of Saxon math instruction. Manuscript submitted 
for publication.
 
Severns, L. D., & Slate, J. R. (2014). Differences in grade 8 students'
math and science achievement as a function of Saxon math instruction.  
Manuscript  submitted for publication.


Other Competencies
 
Texas Education Agency Certified School Board Trainer
 
Alumni, Center for Reform of School Systems
 
School Principal Mentor
 
Peer Reviewer for Journal of Texas Women School Executives
 
Name
Dr. Lisa Severns
Position
Asst. Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Email
lseverns@willisisd.org
Phone
936-890-2062