Krystal Goree, Ph.D., has served since 2003 as the Director of Professional Practice in the School of Education at Baylor University and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education and educational psychology. As Director of Professional Practice, Dr. Goree is the partnership liaison between Baylor and the public school districts in which Baylor teacher-preparation candidates are placed for field experiences. She oversees both teacher certification and state assessment, works closely with Baylor and public school faculty to support teacher education candidates during their clinical experiences, and facilitates partnership professional development for public school mentor teachers and clinical instructors, teacher-education candidates, and Baylor School of Education faculty.

Dr. Goree is the author of numerous publications and a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. She has served as the primary investigator for several grants, as well as a consultant for many school districts. She is currently managing editor of Tempo, associate editor of Gifted Child Today, immediate past-president of Texas Directors of Field Experience, and a Leadership Team member for the National Association for Professional Development Schools. Her past professional experiences include service as a classroom teacher, gifted and talented district program coordinator, education specialist at Education Service Center Region 12, and principal at two campuses in China Spring Independent School District. Dr. Goree is past president of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, past chair of the Texas Education Agency Commissioner’s Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, and has served on the board of directors of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children – Talented and Gifted.

Dr. Goree’s research interests include preservice teacher education and development, mentoring of beginning teachers, gifted and talented education, and social and emotional needs of exceptional children.