TGS Staff

Dr. SiskDr. Dorothy Sisk
Director, Texas Governors School

Dr. Sisk holds the Conn Chair at Lamar University in the College of Education and Human Development.  She holds a Ed.D. from UCLA in Educational Psychology and a Ph.D from California Coast university. Dr. Sisk is the author of numerous articles and twelve books. Her latest book is Making Great Kids Greater:  Easing the Burden of Being Gifted. She is in residence during the three week session and coordinates the program.

Debra Ward

Dr. Debra Ward
Academic Assistant Director

Dr. Ward is an experienced classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator and Assistant professor in Beaumont Independent School District.  Mrs. Ward holds a doctorate in education from Texas Southern University.   She collects and enters the data of the TGS program and monitors the classes to assist teachers in securing materials.