Katie Clark, M.Ed.
The desire to help people has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. At five I receive accolades as a Brownie at Girl Scouts camp, I served on student council in elementary school, represented my peers in various leadership rolls in band throughout junior high and high school, and was also a P.A.L. (Peer Assistance Leaders) during high school.
I received my degree from Texas A&M University in Agricultural Leadership & Development. I went on to run the Consumer Relations Department at Blue Bell Creameries. During that time I served as treasure for the Washington County Aggie Club and as the team captain for the Blue Bell Relay for Life Team. After deciding to further my education, I went back to Texas A&M University to work on a Master’s Degree.
My plan was to get my degree and move on, however, the opportunity to become the first academic advisor for a new undergraduate degree program, University Studies — Leadership Studies presented itself and I could not pass this up! While working as a full time Student Advisor, contributing to the growth of this new major, and teaching leadership courses, I also attended graduate school earning a Maser’s of Education focused on Leadership Education, Communications and Adult Education.
Since 2010, I have served as the Director of Project Services for a small energy-consulting firm focused in offshore energy. I wear many hats in this position, which allows me the opportunity to work one-on-one with our employees while also running the daily operations of a small business. In 2010 I also founded Dynamic Leadership Consulting, LLC, were I provided consulting for individual students as they transition from high school into college and college into the workforce. In 2014 I expanded adding Dr. Heather Miller; together as colleagues, sisters, and as friends we are working to combine our strengths to expand Dynamic Leadership Consulting.
Heather Miller, Ph.D.
I have a diverse background in Earth Sciences and Education. My fascination with science started long ago when I was a little girl living in Corpus Christi. I distinctly remember going sailing with my family and keeping a logbook to track of the pods of dolphins that lived in the area. I also remember in Jr. High, my science teacher, Mrs. Gorris, told me "Heather you must" go volunteer at the Texas State Aquarium. And that was before it was ever built.
I attended Texas A&M University at Galveston and received a degree in Marine Science; from there I went on to work and eventually went back to school to become a science teacher. I went to Texas A&M University in College Station and worked towards a Master's degree and a teaching certificate. That is when I started working with students and teachers and was hooked. I eventually received a Ph.D. in Geology with an emphasis in Science Education.
My next adventure was continuing to work with teachers and students at Grand Valley State University in Michigan where I worked with pre-service teachers helping them to learn about science and how to teach children to be scientists themselves. From there we end up here today, where my sister and I have joined our strengths, knowledge, and passion into Dynamic Leadership Consulting where we continue to help teachers, students, home schools, and scout groups along their path of scientific and personal growth, understanding, and leadership in today's world.
Katie helping Heather collect data In Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas for here doctoral work.
Heather on a geology trip to West Texas to explore ancient ocean bottom.
Heather "in" Lake Huron near Makinac Island, MI, enjoying the geology of the area.
Katie and Heather working and playing together
Students building Rube Goldburg machines.
One of Heather's oceanography students taking water samples on Spring Lake in Michigan.
Heather's students looking at karst surface features near Mammoth Caves KY
Kaite's Top Strenths According to Strenghts Finder:
Responsibility – I am all about commitment and ownership of my actions.
Futuristic – “Wouldn’t it be great if…”I am inspired by the possibilities that the future holds, not only for myself, but for others that I help as well.
Focus – I prioritize, then act to help me stay focused and to reach the goals at hand, mine and others.
Input – I am a collector of quotes, of rocks, of facts, of experiences, and more, and I want to share them and help other collect their own.
Strategic – My creativity shines through when finding the path and being able to see “down the road”.
Heather's Top Strenghts According to Strenghts Finder:
Learner – I am drawn to the processes of learning, this is what really excites me, especially seeing others learn and be inspired by that knowledge.
Includer – I embrace everyone around me and want him or her to be supported in every way possible.
Discipline – I make list, check them, and double-check them; I seek out routine and management, however I am able to calm the chaos and get us to the goal.
Achiever – The internal fire is always burning inside, this makes each day a day for accomplishment, no matter the size.
Arranger – I like figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity in an activity, in a workshop and in life.