Dr. Walker's Bio

Jimmie WalkerDr. Jimmie Walker was a classroom teacher for 16 years working with students ages 5-14. Her experience includes working with public schools in Texas and a private international school in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2011, she was honored as the HEB Excellence in Education Teacher of the Year. 

Dr. Walker’s educational background includes a B.A. in history and a M.Ed. in educational leadership. In May 2016, Dr. Walker completed her doctorate work at Johns Hopkins University in Mind, Brain, and Teaching. Her dissertation research took her to Gurgaon, India to complete a case study identifying core factors that contributed to the integration of research from the learning sciences into an early childhood school system. In 2017, Dr. Walker’s research was recognized by the Carnegie Project as the National Dissertation of the Year. Dr. Walker was the first scholar at Johns Hopkins University to be recognized with this high honor.

Prior to becoming the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Walker served as Academic Dean for Elementary Instruction and later as Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She was a core leader in the development of Response to Intervention, Summer School, and Dyslexia programs. Dr. Walker’s work also led to the creation of aligned curriculum documents to support both English and Spanish instruction in grades K-5.

Dr. Walker has three children, two Alamo Heights ISD graduates and one child currently attending Alamo Heights High School. 

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