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Jessica Ligon

College of Education
Texas State University Round Rock Campus

About Our Rising StarJessica Ligon

Full Name: Jessica Ligon

Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma

Position: Professor in Curriculum and Instruction
 in the College of Education, Texas State University

What Jessica Ligon Enjoys About Her Job

"I love teaching at Texas State University because I have the opportunity to see my students grow into confident teachers. I enjoy being in our field settings and keeping up with what’s going on in our local school districts."


"I am originally from Oklahoma and grew up as the child of educators. We lived in several towns, as we followed my father’s career from being a football and track coach all the way to superintendent of schools. My mother was an English teacher so “school life” has always been the norm for me. I was blessed to have shared my childhood with my brother and sister.

I knew from an early age that I wanted to teach and chose to attend the University of Central Oklahoma, where I majored in early childhood education. Upon graduation, I moved to San Marcos and began teaching elementary school.
After teaching for a couple of years, I was fortunate to be accepted into the Teacher Fellows Graduate Program at Southwest Texas State University. In addition to working as a classroom teacher, I have worked for Sylvan Learning Centers in their center management and directed a child development center.
In January of 2006 I began working at Texas State University and I can honestly say it’s the best job I have ever had!
I have been married for 11 years to my husband, Brian, and we have an adventurous five-year-old son, Zakary. We live in Georgetown and truly enjoy all the Central Texas area has to offer."

What do you teach?

"I teach classroom management and human development and learning theories. In addition to teaching courses, I also supervise interns and student teachers."

Years of Experience

"I began working at Texas State in January of 2006."