Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stephenville Women of Distinction Spotlight - Ann Calahan

Ann Calahan
Ann Calahan
Ann Calahan was born in Oildale, California and raised throughout the state of Texas before she turned seven and her family settled down in Winters, Texas. She graduated from Winters High School before going on to earn both her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and her Masters of Education from Tarleton State University. She then attended Texas A&M University where she graduated with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Ann married her best friend, John, in 1984 and has three children and five grandchildren.

Ann was blessed with many mentors throughout her life, in particular her stepfather, who taught her three values that she has carried throughout her life: hard work, honesty, and ethical behavior. These values coupled with all of the other positive influences in her life and her involvement in Girl Scouting at a young age, as a Brownie led her to go on to lead a life of accomplishment.

Originally, she worked with an ESL and Adult Basic Education Program and started her professional career after completing her first degree by teaching fourth grade in Granbury, Texas. Her current success as the department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Tarleton State University is very closely tied to her dual involvement in the SISD Board of Trustees. On top of all of her professional success, she has also served on the school board for the past 12 years and hopes to continue to do so into the future. Her success throughout her life has impacted the lives of thousands of students and has set an excellent example for young girls to follow.

For more information on this year's Women of Distinction events and to purchase tickets, visit our website. 

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