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Distinguished Carr Scholar Alumna: Tia Agan

Tia Agan was immersed in education long before she came to Angelo State, first as a graduate student and now as a field experience advisor, working with as many as 100 student teachers in the College of Education.
  • Tia Agan
    Tia Agan
    Photo by Danny Meyer

The Fort Worth native began her career as a teacher for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District and later joined the faculty of San Angelo’s Bonham Elementary School. While teaching full time, she also attended ASU on a Carr Scholarship, earning her Master of Education in school administration and graduating summa cum laude in 1999. 

“The Carr Scholarship was such a blessing,” Agan said, “providing me as a young elementary schoolteacher with financial support so that my master’s degree was obtainable without putting a burden on my family. And it opened doors for future opportunities.”

With her master’s degree in hand, Agan advanced to work as an assistant principal at San Angelo’s Belaire and McGill elementary schools and then as principal at Belaire and the Central Freshman Campus before returning to ASU to help train future teachers.

“I encourage all of our undergraduates to continue their education through our master’s programs,” Agan said, “as Carr Graduate Scholarships are so generous and reward dedication and continuing education.”  

In recognition of her career success, the ASU Alumni Association has named Agan its 2015 Distinguished Carr Scholar Alumna.

Agan, meanwhile, is continuing her own education in the Doctor of Education in higher education administration program through Texas Tech University, and anticipates graduating in August 2016.

She and her husband, Patrick, have a daughter, Kesley, a son Taylor, and a grandson, Gage.