Advice for Ms. M_____ from the experts and the authorities
The list below is of persons who have received, or are soon to receive, these two items:
  1. A copy of Ms. M_____'s letter to PTAVE of January 6, 2000 and
  2. PTAVE's request for advice for Ms. M_____.
As the answers arrive, we'll post them here. They'll be linked from their authors' names below. The absence of a link indicates that the person either hasn't received our correspondence, or has received it but hasn't responded. A red asterisk [*] preceding the name indicates that our letter has been mailed to that person.

We'll be adding new names to the list, mainly faculty members of the teacher-training institutions of Texas, education authorities and health care professionals. Check back from time to time and read what advice they offer Ms. M_____.

This project is ongoing. It will be discontinued when the Texas legislature gives schoolchildren the same legal protection against having their bodies battered as it gives adult car owners against having their cars vandalized. We think that's only fair.

*President William Jefferson Clinton, The White House, Washington DC 20500

*William Modzeleski, Director, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, United States Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202

*Hon. George W. Bush, Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428 Austin, TX 78711

*Dr. Michael A. Moses, Commissioner of Education, Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494

*David Anderson, Chief Counsel, Office of Legal Services, Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494

*George Strickland, President, Texas Association of Small School Boards, 15310 Amesbury Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77478

*James B. Crow, Executive Director, Texas Association of School Boards, 7703 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78752

*Ruth Stewart, Chairperson, School Health Program, Texas Department of Health, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756-3199

*Texas State Senator David Bernsen, 550 Fannin Street, Suite 700, Beaumont, Texas 77701

*Mr. David Bradley, Texas State Board of Education, 615 North Fifth Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701

*US. Representative Nick Lampson, 300 Willow Street, Suite B-104, Beaumont, Texas 77701

*US Senator Phil Gramm, 370 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510-4302

*US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, 284 Russell State Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

*General Colin Powell, America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth, 909 North Washington Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314

*Mark Ginsberg, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426

School of Education, University of St. Thomas, Texas, 3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston TX 77006-4696

  • *Dennis M. Andrews CSB, Associate Dean
  • *Terry Brandt, Assistant Professor of Education
  • *Diane Clay, Assistant Professor of Education
  • *Ellen de Kanter, Professor of Education
  • *Marie Faubert, Associate Professor of Education
  • *Rick Krustchinsky, Professor of Education
  • *Henry Morse, Associate Professor of Education
  • *Ruth Strudler, Dean of School of Education
  • *Higinia Torres-Karna, Associate Professor of Education

College of Education and Social Sciences, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas 79016-0001

  • *Dr. George Mann
  • *Dr. Ted Guffy, Dean

College of Education, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77004

  • *Robert McPherson, Assoc. Professor and Department Chair
  • *Dr. Consuelo Arbona, Assoc. Professor
  • *Dr. Mary W. Armsworth, Assoc. Professor
  • *Dr. Andrea Backscheider, Assistant Professor
  • *Dr. Blazina, Christopher, Assistant Professor
  • *Dr. Ronald Frankiewicz, Assoc. Professor
  • *Dr. John Gaa, Professor
  • *Dr. Gay Goodman, Professor
  • Dr. Jacqueline Hawkins, Asst. Professor
  • Dr. David (Dov) Liberman, Assoc. Professor
  • Dr. Charles Meisgeier, Professor
  • Dr. Stewart Pisecco, Asst. Professor
  • Dr. Paul Swank, Professor, College of Education, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77004
  • Dr. Edwin P. Willems, Professor
  • Dr. Robert E. Williams, Professor and Assoc. Dean
  • Christopher Wolters, Asst. Professor
  • Shirley L. Yu, Asst. Professor,

Division of Education, Wayland Baptist University, 1900 W. 7th St., Plainview, TX 79072

  • Jim Todd, chairperson, Professor
  • Virginia Harris, Professor
  • Dr. Daresa Voss, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Carroll Melnyk, Associate Professor
  • Timothy Ladd, Professor

Dr. James Hademenos, Head, Department of Education, Angelo State University, 2601 W. Avenue N, San Angelo, TX 76901

Dr. William Borgers, Dean, College of Education, Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074-3298

*Vice President Al Gore, c/o Gore 2000, P.O. Box 23250, Nashville, TN 37202

*Senator John McCain, c/o McCain 2000, 735 N. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314

*Bill Bradley, c/o Bill Bradley for President, 395 Pleasant Valley Way, W. Orange, NJ 07052

*Steve Forbes, c/o Forbes 2000, 209 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

*Hillary Rodham Clinton, c/o Hillary Rodham Clinton for Senate, 450 7th Avenue, Suite 804, New York, NY 10123-0073

*Ambassador Alan Keyes, c/o Keyes 2000, 5025 North Central, Suite 408, Phoenix, AZ 85012

*Senator Orrin Hatch, 131 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

*Gary Bauer, c/o Bauer for President, 2800 Shirlington Rd., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22206

*Nina Jackson, President, Texas Association Concerned with School Age Parenthood, Box 471146, Fort Worth, TX 76147-1146

*Ashley Horton, Exec. Dir., Governor's Commission for Women, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711

*Valerie Scardino, Project Officer, National Women's Health Information Center, 8550 Arlington Blvd., Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031

*Ann Richards, 901 15th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005-2301

*Marian Wright Edelman, Director, Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

*The Director, Children's Defense Fund-Texas Office, P.O. Box 50244, Austin, TX 78767-0244

*Mr. Richard Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20202

*Jonah Edelman, Executive Director, Stand For Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009

*Pete and Pam Wright, c/o The Special Ed Advocate, P. O. Box 1008, Deltaville, VA 23043

Departmen t of Psychology and Philosophy, Texas Women's University, P.O. Box 425470, Denton, TX 76204-3470

  • *Daniel C. Miller, Ph.D., Director, School Psychology Graduate Training Programs
  • *Frank Vitro, Ph.D., Professor, Chair
  • *Dinah Graham, Asst. Professor, Psychotherapy for children
  • *Lloyd Kinnison, Early Education, Center Development Team
  • *Ruth A. Anderson, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Counseling and Development
  • *William T. Anderson, EdD, Associate Professor, Family Therapy,
  • *Joyce Armstrong, PhD, Asst. Professor, Family Studies
  • *Lillian Chenoweth, PhD, Professor, Family Studies
  • *JoAnn D. Engelbrecht, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Child Development
  • *Merry Evenson, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Counseling and Development
  • *Ronald A. Fannin, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Child Development
  • *Stephen J. Freeman, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Counseling and Development
  • *Gladys J. Hildreth, PhD, Professor, Family Studies
  • *June Impson, PhD, Professor, Family Studies
  • *Glen Jennings, EdD, Professor, Family Studies/Family Therapy
  • *Nancy Jones, PhD, Asst. Professor, Child Development
  • *Jennifer Martin, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Home Economics/Family Studies
  • *Lora Ann Neill, PhD, Asst. Professor, Family Studies
  • *Karen Petty, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child Development
  • *JoLynne Reynolds, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Counseling and Development
  • *Michelle J. S. Richards, PhD, Asst. Professor, Family Therapy
  • *Frank N. Thomas, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Family Therapy
  • *Linda Sluder Schertz Assoc. professor of Early Childhood and Special Education
  • *Ruth A. Davis, Asst. Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education
  • *Dana Lilly, Assoc. Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education
  • *Lin Moore, Asst. Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education
  • *Beth Ferri, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Special Education
  • *Ronald Fritsch, Ed.D., Assoc. Professor of Special Education
  • *E. Jane Irons, Ed.D., Assoc. Professor of Special Education
  • *Charlotte Keefe, Ed.D., Professor of Special Education
  • *Barbara Lerner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education
  • *Dr. Michael Wiebe, Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology

St. Edwards University, 3001 S. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

  • Dr. Frank Smith, Dean, School of Education
  • Br. Donard Steffes
  • Br. John Paige
  • Br. Eagan Hunter
  • Melba Armstrong
  • Linda Burleson
  • Louise Clark

*Dr. Elmer J. Ireton, Chair, Department of Education, Sul Ross State University, Uvalde Center, Uvalde, TX 78801 Texas

*Dr. Michael Rosato, Dean, College of Education, Dallas Baptist University, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211-9299

Dr. Terry Northup, Dean, School of Education, McMurry University, 14th & Sayles, Abilene, TX 79601

Dr. Peter J. Gilman, Dean, School of Education, Hardin-Simmons University, Hardin-Simmons University, 2200 Hickory, Ablene, TX 79698

Dr. Robert Peters, Dean School of Education, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX 76801

Dr. Willie Barnes, Chair, Division of Education, Jarvis Christian College, P.O. Drawer G, Highway 80, Hawkins, TX 75765

Dr. Sharon Feaster, Chair, Department of Education, LaTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, Longview TX 75607-7001

Dr. Judith Loredo, Chair, Division of Education, Houston-Tillotson College, 900 Chicon Street, Austin TX 78702-2795

*[Mail returned, forwarding expired. See next.] Dr. Diana Fite, Chairperson, Texas Medical Association Blue Ribbon Panel on Family Violence, 16100 Cairnway, Suite 230, Houston, TX 77048-3500

*Dr. Diana L. Fite, P.O. Box 30, Waller, TX 77484-0030

*Mr. James R. Hine, Executive Director, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, PO Box 149030, Austin, TX 78714-9030

*The Director, Texas Association of School Psychologists, P.O. Box 141023, Austin, TX 78714-1023

Texas Senate Committee on Education, P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711

  • *Teel Bivins, Chair
  • *David Cain
  • *Jane Nelson
  • *Steve Ogden
  • *Bill Ratliff
  • *David Sibley
  • *Leticia Van de Putte
  • *Royce West
  • *Judith Zaffirini

Standing Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives, P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768-2910

  • *Paul Sadler, Chair
  • *Harold Dutton, Jr., Vice Chair
  • *Jim Dunnam
  • *Kent Grusendorf
  • *Scott Hochberg
  • *David Lengefeld
  • *Rene Oliveira
  • *Dora Olivo
  • *Todd Smith

*Dr. J. Milford Clark, Dean, School of Education and Psychology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799

*Dr. Ann Hansen, Director & Certification Officer, Center for Education, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750455, Dallas, TX 75275-0455

Department of Education, Abilene Christian University, ACU Station, Box 7988, Abilene, TX 79699

  • *Dr. Jerry Whitworth, Chair
  • *Dr. Edward E. Coates
  • *Dr. Malesa Breeding
  • *Dr. Colleen Durrington
  • * Dr. Chantrey A. Fritts
  • *Dr. Roger D. Gee, Graduate Advisor
  • *Lucy Hatch, Technology Director
  • *Dana K. Hood, Early Childhood
  • *Jerry Juarez, Reading
  • * Dr. Al Ogren, Reading, Secondary Methods
  • *Dr. Pat Simpson, Reading Clinic Director
  • *Dr. R. Dale Tacker, Educational Field Experiences
  • *Dr. Dan A. White, Reading, Certification Officer

Physical Education/Athletic Department, Sul Ross State University, Box C-17. SRSU, Alpine, TX. 79832

  • *Dr. Vic Morgan, President:
  • *Roger Grant, Ed.D., Professor and Department Chairman
  • *Kay Whitley, M.Ed., Assistant Professor and Athletic Director
  • *Francis Jones, M.Ed.
  • *David Tandy, M.Ed.
  • *Ruth McWilliams, M.Ed

*Nita Keesee, President, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Cooper High School, 3639 Sayles, Abilene, TX 79605

School of Education, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97304, Waco, Texas 76798

  • *Elden R. Barrett
  • *Weldon E. Beckner
  • *Larry W. Browning
  • *Robert C. Cloud
  • *Richard B. Couey
  • *K. Fred Curtis
  • *Norman L.Gilchrest
  • *Nancy R. Goodloe
  • *Chester R. Hastings
  • *Ann Williamson Karaffa
  • *Bill D. Lamkin
  • *Grover D. (Rusty) Pippin
  • *Patricia W. Prewitt
  • *Thomas J. Proctor
  • *Patricia A. Sharp
  • *C. Ann Terry
  • *James W. Wiley
  • *James L. Williamson
  • *Randy M. Wood
  • *Margaret E. Wooddy

*Ms. Paula Mashek, President, Texas Association of School Nurses, PO Box 3504, Austin, TX 78764-3504

*Ms. Sharon Baughman, Executive Director, Alamo Children's Advocacy Center, 7130 West US Highway 90, San Antonio, TX 78227

*Nancy Kellogg, M.D., Chair, Texas Pediatric Society, Committee on Child Abuse, 7130 West US Highway 90, San Antonio, TX 78227

Lamar University, College of Education & Human Development, 203 Education Building, P.O. Box 10034, Beaumont, Texas TX 77710

  • Carl Westerfield, Dean
  • Dr. Carolyn Crawford, Educational Leadership Department Chair
  • Ravic Ringlaben, Professional Pedagogy Department Chair
  • E. Harold Blackwell, Health and Kinesiology Department, Department Chair, 101 Women's Gym, P.O. Box 10039
  • Connie Elliff-Ruiz, Family and Consumer Sciences Department Chair, 118 Family & Consumer Sciences Building, P.O. Box 10035

Dr. Joyce Hardin, Chair, Lubbock Christian University, 5601 W. 19th Street, Lubbock TX 79407


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