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Sam Ayers, Ed.D.

Director, Graduate Education

  • Ed. D.1990 Texas Tech University, Elementary Education


Sam Ayers taught elementary school in the Alamo Heights and Lubbock ISDs. He served as an elementary, junior high, middle school and high school principal. Dr. Ayers also served as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary and Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in Lubbock ISD. He taught undergraduate and graduate education classes at LCU as an Adjunct Professor 1990-2014 before joining the faculty full-time in August 2014. Sam Ayers and his wife, Karla, have two daughters.

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Sam Ayers has made numerous presentations at state and national conferences. He has written position pieces for educational journals, magazines and newspapers. Dr. Ayers has also written over 15 biographies and informational books highlighting regional personalities and topics. Selected recognitions include:

  • Telly Award for Under The Surface Empathy Video project, 2014
  • TASSP Middle School Principal of the Year, 2008-09
  • TCTELA Outstanding College Educator of the Year, 2006
  • African American Chamber of Commerce Educators Hall of Fame, 2006
  • AIPS Jefferson Award in Education and Literacy, 2004
  • CEAI National Educator of the Year, 2002-03
  • LCYLA Liberty Bell Award, 2000
  • TCTA Elementary Administrator of the Year, 1999-2000
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes HS Hall of Fame, 1997