Amy Dodson, M.Ed.
Regional Advocacy Director – West Texas
Amy Dodson comes to the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation as the regional advocacy director for West Texas after 28 years in education at both K-12 and higher education levels. As director of instruction at Cisco ISD, she provided guidance in many academic areas, including leading the Raising Blended Learners and Math Innovation Zone initiatives. Amy was an administrator and professor at the two-year and four-year university levels. During this time, she led quality enhancement development, directed dual credit programs, designed academic support services, worked with students transitioning into higher ed, and taught leadership courses. Throughout her career, Amy has focused on student academic achievement and success while creating programs and systems to support every student at all levels of education. She has served on the Innovators’ Directors Network for The Learning Accelerator and has been a speaker across Texas and beyond, sharing insight into blended learning strategies and student success.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard Payne University, a Master of Education from Tarleton State University, and completed post-graduate classes in information science at Texas Woman’s University. She also holds several education specializations from those universities. Amy and her husband, Dr. Jerry Dodson, live in Cisco and have two children: Jaime and Jeramy.
An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. - Thomas Jefferson
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