Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Before joining the Tribune, Ross was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly for 15 years. He did a 28-month stint in government as associate deputy comptroller for policy and director of communications with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Before that, he reported for the Houston Chronicle from its Austin bureau and for the Dallas Times Herald, first on the business desk in Dallas and later as its Austin bureau chief, and worked as a Dallas-based freelance business writer, writing for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Ross got his start in journalism in broadcasting, covering news for radio stations in Denton and Dallas.
“Help! I Need Somebody!”: Collaborating for Success in Distance Education
Dr. Turner began making music with children in 1983 as a band director and since that time has worked as an elementary music specialist, a middle school choral director and an early childhood music specialist. Currently he works closely with the SFA Early Childhood Lab and Elementary Campus to create and develop innovative curricula for classroom professionals and early childhood/elementary music specialists and has created many Apps for iTunes for classroom teachers and early childhood/elementary music specialists. He was instrumental in creating the first online Master of Music in Music Education degree in Texas and continually refines his pedagogy to include current technologies in his courses. As a champion of change, progress and forward thinking, Dr. Turner founded TEDxSFA to stimulate conversations and dialogue across Deep East Texas.