Porchanee’ A. White, Ph.D.



Dr. Porchaneé A. White is currently a member of the faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership at Lamar University where she has taught masters, doctorate and freshman classes and also serves as field supervisor. She was a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, director of an after school reading academy, district lead instructional coach and assistant principal in the Beaumont (BISD) and Port Arthur (PAISD) independent school districts before moving to Lamar university. She helped initiate the successful implementation of the leadership program, the instructional coaches’ program and the after school reading academy. She also holds many lifetime certifications in the field of education.

Dr. White has written curriculum for school districts and other organizations. She served on the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Texas Textbook Advisory Committee. Her articles on education are Indexed in ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) and published in the National Teacher Forum Journal. Her research agenda and scholarly writing includes mentoring, reading, college readiness, curriculum and instruction, and  school improvement. Dr. White is listed on the National Honor Roll of Outstanding American Teachers and in Who’s Who Among American Teachers for two years. She was nominated for the prestigious American Disney Teacher of the year award, and was Westbrook High School’s Bruin of the Decade. She also received the Good Apple Teacher of the Year award two years. Dr. White was invited and has served on the Texas Education Agency Assessment Committees where she assisted with the development and scoring of the state mandated test. She was featured on Prairie View A&M University’s Access Recruitment Video and Commercial and Lamar University’s System Analyst Report. 

Dr. White is a member of many organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pioneering Women of Southeast Texas, Texas Association for the Improvement in Reading among others. She recently published a book, The Inside Scoop: 5 Keys to Purposeful Partnerships that Passionately Educate Children. She hopes that it will help parents, teachers and the community work together as partners to successfully educate children. Dr. White has also been invited to speak and present at various venues locally and nationally. An avid reader, she loves encouraging others to read. Her hobbies include traveling, genealogy, art, visiting museums and helping others to know the joy of learning.