Landrum earns Dr. John J. Carrigg Award
Mary Grace Landrum was recently presented with the Dr. John J. Carrigg Award, which recognizes the professional achievements and service to the Church and society of Franciscan alumni.
Landrum was honored for her work to improve the education of Texas youth as a teacher, a special education specialist, a Spring Branch Independent School District Trustee, a community leader, a volunteer and a consultant who trains educational leaders.
"It’s a surprise to receive an award for parts of my life that already bring such joy,” Landrum said in a release. “Education and volunteering have been important to me since childhood.”
Landrum received the honor Oct. 5 at J.C. Williams Center in Steubenville, Ohio, from the of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
A 1972 graduate of Franciscan University, Landrum taught children with special needs and started Texas’ first PTA for Parents of Special Needs. Intrigued by her field, she earned a masters degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin. The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory recruited her to develop curricula and train teachers for Head Start and early childhood education. In 1997, she founded Landrum & Associates, a training and organizational development consulting practice. In addition to corporate clientele, she supports school leaders in enhancing their leadership and diversity management skills. In 2005, she was elected to the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees and served more than two terms.
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