2008 National Conference » Speakers

Mary Grace Ketner

Consultant, UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures

Mary Grace Ketner is an educational specialist recently retired from UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures, a multicultural educational outreach museum in San Antonio, Texas. With a B.A. in English/Spanish/Education from Texas Lutheran University and a MEd in Special Education from Texas State University, she taught in Texas Schools for six years. She was Director of Religious Education at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio and a workshop facilitator for religious educators in the U.S. and Canada in the denomination’s Renaissance Program. For the Institute of Texan Cultures, she developed and authored several curriculum kits, a long-running radio program, LIFETIMES: The Texas Experience, two award-winning audiotapes, and edited the museum’s topical newsletter for Social Studies teachers. She became Texas Point Person for the Enduring Communities Project in 2006. A free-lance storyteller, she is the author of one children’s book, Ganzy Remembers, (Atheneum 1991), a Bank Street College selection.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Enduring Communities Educators Presentation
Mary Grace Ketner, Consultant, UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures
Toni Loroña-Allen, Middle School Educator, Sacaton Middle School, Sacaton School District
Allyson Nakamoto, Teacher Programs Manager, Japanese American National Museum
Pam Newman, Regis University
Rebecca Sánchez, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
Dave Seiter, High School Educator, Northridge High School, Davis School District
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 7, 4th Floor
Topic: Defining, Preserving and Expanding the Community