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Carl Fahrenwald
Office#: 529 Harrington Office Building Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4226
Office Phone: (979) 458-3016
Primary Emphasis Area: K-12 Administration
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Short Bio
I joined the faculty at Texas A & M in the fall of 2018 after a long history in K-12 practice. My career and personal history with Native American and other diverse populations in a variety of public school settings as both a classroom teacher and rural school administrator creates a unique perspective for my current role. These public school experiences from five different districts in two states, included sixteen years as a K-12, rural district Superintendent and three years as the Lead Teacher at a one-room "remote but necessary" high school. I was also a volunteer science teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps (Malawi, Africa). Most recently, I was a full time science teacher at a Native American boarding school run by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Wooldridge, T., Torres, M.S., Madsen, J.A., Fahrenwald, C., & Holley, S.P. (in press). Interplay between deficit ideologies and leaders[48]19 self-efficacy in dropout prevention: A case study of U.S. urban high school principals. Revista Panamericana de Pedagog[237][237] (In Press)

2. Holley, S., Fahrenwald, C., & Torres, M.S. (Spring 2019). School district-university partnerships: Promises and perils, TASA Insight, 34(1), 16-18.

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Courses Taught
Professional Organizations
UCEA University Council for Educational Administration The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.
TCPEA: The Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration is an organization dedicated to promoting the improvement and advancement of educational leadership by: 1 Helping members become more effective in their role as professors of educational administration 2 Encouraging research, investigation, and dissemination of the research results 3 Fostering positive relationships with state and national educational organizations
AASA, The School Superintendents Association advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education, and develops and supports school system leaders.
TASA: The mission of the Texas Association of School Administrators is to promote, provide and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.
TABSE: The Texas Alliance of Black School Educators will bolster a force for transformation through equity, efficacy, and policy to ensure unobstructed opportunities for students of African descent and educators who serve them.
TALAS: Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) was created as a statewide association for the identification, recruitment, development, and advancement of Latino school administrators in order to improve public education in general for all students, with an emphasis on improving the educational and career opportunities of Latino youth.
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