Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Laura Trujillo Jenks

Dr. Trujillo-Jenks is an Associate Professor who currently teaches courses in the Educational Leadership Program in the Department of Teacher Education. She has served in several capacities in public education, such as teacher, special education coordinator, assistant principal, and principal, and she has had experience with learning how to access, read, understand, analyze, synthesis, and then apply assessment data to ensure success for students and teachers.

At TWU, she serves as co-coordinator of the Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy, President-elect of the TWU Phi Kappa Phi, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (JCEL). Some honors and awards include, the Mary Mason Lyon Award, Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow, G. Ann Uhlir Fellowship, and selected faculty for Ken Bain’s Best Teacher’s Institute.

Additionally, she has been a Core Assessment Academy Rater, where norming of ratings are done, which is very much aligned to public school administrators calibrating teacher observation ratings. She has also been on a committee where the creation of the SLOs and assessments for a new Masters in Higher Education were being developed and aligned.

Dr. Trujillo-Jenks, along with two of her colleagues, Dr. Peggy Malone and Dr. Sarah McMahan, were awarded a Teaching and Research for Equipment and Technology-TARGET Grant, which will allow them to work with pre-service teachers and administrators in facilitating success for school-aged students and all other persons on a school campus.                           

Books Dr. Trujillo-Jenks has authored and co-authored are Survival Guide for New Teachers: How to become a Professional, Effective, and Successful Teacher; The Survival Guide for New Campus Administrators: How to Become a Professional, Effective, and Successful Administrator with Minerva Trujillo; and Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools with Kenneth Jenks.