Online Master of Education in School Counseling Faculty
Our Lady of the Lake University’s online Master of Education in School Counseling faculty teaches based on past real-world counseling experiences. You’ll follow a curriculum that mirrors the standards of the Council or Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).
Dr. Cullen Grinnan
Program Coordinator for the School Counseling Program
Dr. Grinnan earned his Baccalaureate, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision from St. Mary’s University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an LPC Board-approved supervisor for counseling interns. Dr. Grinnan has published and presented at the local, state, and national levels, and is a respected authority on working with at-risk children and their families, especially within the Juvenile Justice System. He is a member of several industry associations, and is currently President of the South Texas Counseling Association. In 2010, he was the recipient of OLLU’s prestigious 1895 Commemorative Award for Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Leah Alviar
Dr. Alviar earned her BS in Generic Special Education from Our Lady of the Lake University, her MA in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her PhD in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and currently serves as a Middle School Counselor in San Antonio. Dr. Alviar is a former Vice President of the South Texas Counseling Association and is an active volunteer for several charities and non-profit organizations in the San Antonio area.
Dr. Jerrie Jackson
At OLLU since 1997, Jerrie Jackson is a tenured professor and department chair for the Education Department. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a concentration in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). Her master’s degree in Educational Administration and BA in Generic Special Education and Elementary Education were both earned at Trinity University. She holds TEA certifications in the following areas: Texas Professional Mid-Management Administrator, Texas Professional Supervisor, Texas Provisional Elementary Education, and Texas Provisional Generic Special Education.
Before coming to OLLU, Dr. Jackson worked in a large school district in the central office. In the classroom she has taught both general education and special educations at all levels. Her primary teaching experience is in inclusive classrooms as a special education teacher. Her primary teaching focus at OLLU is curriculum and assessment classes and integration strategies for working with all learners.
Dr. Jackson has presented at the local, state and national levels on research topics including technology integrating, mentoring, and teacher retention and she has written and obtained grants to partner with area school districts and community colleges.
Dr. Belinda Treviño
Coordinator of Bilingual Education, Associate Professor
Dr. Treviňo earned her BA in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin and her MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has served as keynote speaker and co-chair for industry conferences and is a published authority in her field.