Dr. T.D. Rideaux
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
"Candidates will learn how school budget and allocations work. Candidates will learn about how qualitative and quantitative research is conducted. They will also learn strategies and theories around instructional supervision. These courses and a couple others will lead up to the principal internship courses."
- M.A. – University of New Orleans, 2020 (in progress)
- Ed.D. – Sam Houston State University, 2011
- M.A. – Sam Houston State University, 2004
- B.A. – Central Michigan University, 1998
- Chase Endowed Professor in Teacher Education ULM, 2018
- Northeast Houston Region Turnaround Principal, 2013-2017
- Authored grant to expand college prep charter, 2013
- Detroit Rising Star in Urban Education, 2012
- Founded YES, Prep Brays Oaks (6-12 College Prep Campus), 2009
- School Turnaround Award, Houston Gateway Academy, 2006
- Community Activity Award, 2006
- New Teacher of the Year, 2000
Dr. T. D. Rideaux is an Assistant Professor at University of Louisiana at Monroe. He teaches Teacher Leader, Instructional Supervision, Managing School and District Resources, Leadership Internship courses in the online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program.
In which online programs do you teach?
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
Candidates will learn how school budget and allocations work. Candidates will learn about how qualitative and quantitative research is conducted. They will also learn strategies and theories around instructional supervision. These courses and a couple others will lead up to the principal internship courses.
After successful completion of educational leadership courses, and the internship course, candidates will be expected to successfully pass the state exam for certification in their state. All courses along with the guidance from their university professor will aid in their success on this exam.
What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?
Stay focused and stay until the end. It is worth it.
Why did you start teaching?
I was called to start teaching high school first because of the unique skills I possessed to reach and address the youth in inner city Houston. I became a principal for the same reason. Being bilingual and a non-nonsense leader has helped me turnaround several schools and alter the mindsets of many communities. I continue to teach, now at the university because of my strong desire to continue developing systems of people with the same turnaround and advance mindsets of growth and change for our schools both academically and culturally.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in education?
Patience. Passion. Perseverance. Consistency. Flexibility. Social and Emotional Training for student and staff support.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that teachers face today?
Lack of funding for the absolute needs of effective education in all schools across America.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
'Growth Mindset' by Dr. Carol Dweck
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.
I've visited 25 different countries and am fluent or proficient in five different languages.