Program Director

Bobette Dunn, Ed.D. - Program Director - Dallas / Austin

Bobette Dunn holds a B.A. in Spanish and French, an M.Ed. in bilingual education from Houston Baptist University, and an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston. She has over 20 years of experience teaching Spanish at the middle and high school levels and is also certified to teach French, English, and ESL. Before starting act¨houston, Dr. Dunn was the Foreign Language Coordinator for Fort Bend ISD from 1996-2003.

Dunn served as the President of the Houston Area Teachers of Foreign language in 2002 & 2003, and the Texas Foreign Language Association in 1998-1999. She is a frequent presenter at TFLA and other state & national conferences. She was awarded Honorary Membership in HATFL in 2004 and TFLA in January 2005.  In 1998 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Japan and returned 2 additional times for school visits.

Dr. Dunn’s passion is providing support for teachers through professional development. She has been a training facilitator with the Languages Other Than English Center for Educator Development in Austin and co-authored training modules, including Developing Rubrics for Performance-based Assessment. Dunn’s dissertation that focused on the needs and areas of assistance of first-year teachers was the motivating factor to open the doors of ACT. She is a strong advocate of “possibility thinking” and enjoys meeting prospective teachers and helping them achieve their dream of becoming certified in the profession.

 

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