Department of Teaching & Learning

Nancy Roberts

Professor of Practice



M.Ed., University of North Texas
6401 Airline Rd
Suite 301
Dallas, 75205
214-768-1327
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Nancy Roberts is a Professor of Practice for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development of Southern Methodist University. Nancy has been an educator for many, many years. Beginning her career in an inner city school, she held many positions in Dallas ISD as a curriculum writer, grant writer, instructional facilitator, and public relations specialist. Serving as a counselor in Allen ISD, she concluded her public school career as an elementary principal for Plano ISD. Highlights of her career include being named Principal of the Year by the citizens of Plano in the local Star Courier newspaper, elected Principal of the Year by the Plano ISD nutrition department and being responsible for opening a new elementary school.

In addition to her public school career, Mrs. Roberts taught at Collin College and wrote their curriculum for their teacher preparation program. She has served as the Director of the Sci Tech Discovery Museum for the Junior League of Plano and as an educational consultant designing many workshops on effective behavior management in the classroom.

For five years she was a Principal Appraiser for the State of Texas and did collegial coaching for various school districts. At SMU, Mrs. Roberts is the Director of Undergraduate Programs and Coordinates Student Teachers, Interns, and Field Classes.  She is also the SMU TEA Certification Officer. Currently, Mrs. Roberts teaches the Masters level Practicum for Teach for America students and Learning Environment and Professionalism for the Masters with Certification cohort.