Dr. Michelle Janysek


D. Michelle Janysek has been a Field Residency & Clinical Teaching Specialist and Lecturer at Texas A&M University San Antonio since August of 2016. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Educator Preparation Program. Prior to coming to TAMUSA, Dr. Janysek spent eight years at The Education Institute at Texas State University as a principal investigator (PI) for multiple grants and contracts focused on education policy development, standards, assessment and educator preparation. She has held positions in both institutions of higher education and state agencies such as the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) where she served as the Director of Educator Quality and Accountability.

Dr. Janysek’s areas of specialization include: School performance evaluation, program evaluation, educational assessment, evaluation models (standardized, performance-based, portfolio), educator training, teacher quality, novice educator induction and mentoring, adult education, grants development/implementation/evaluation, program development, college and career readiness, transitions to post-secondary education, workforce development, school safety, and emergency operations planning for schools.

Dr. Janysek earned a doctorate in Adult, Professional and Community Education from Texas State University, a master’s degree in Theatre Arts Administration from Texas Tech University, and a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Southwest Texas State University.

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Dr. D. Michelle Janysek
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224
Office: MC01