Office Personnel

The Office of Educator Certification and Academic Services welcomes you to contact us with questions or concerns.

Dr. Linda Mott
Director, Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M - Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
Phone Number: 903-468-8186

Deborah Alford
Exam Administrator - TExES and EFE

Emphasis on processing candidate's TExES exam uploads with the Texas Education Agency
Emphasis on all Early Field Experience (EFE) applications, updates and maintains Tk20 student placement accounts.
Contact for TExES exam and EFE inquiries.
Phone Number: 903-468-3082

Wendy Nutt
Certification Coordinator 
Emphasis on creating and processing professional, Post-Baccalaurete Teacher (PBTC), and Alternative Certification (AC) applications and audit files.
Emphasis on maintaining day to day operations in the Educator Certification Department.
Contact for principal, superintendent, librarian, school counselor, diagnostician, PBTC and AC applications.
Works with the Educator Testing Coordinator/Certification staff to process candidate's request for a standard certificate.
Phone Number: 903-886-5630

Mitzi Hughes
Undergraduate Field Experiences and Certification Advisor
Emphasis on processing applications for admission to the Field-Based Program
Emphasis on processing all student teaching applications for internship and residency;
Emphasis on placement of student teachers in school districts;
Update and maintain Tk20 student teaching placement accounts.
Contact for undergraduate candidates student teaching placement.
Phone Number: 903-468-3061

Scott Mobley
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher (PBTC) and Alternative Certification (AC) Advisor/Coordinator
Emphasis on recruitment, advisement, admission and retention of candidates in the PBTC and AC programs.
Emphasis on maintaining the PBTC and AC candidate audit files.
Contact for all PBTC and AC inquiries.
Phone Number: 903-886-5671

Jill Woodruff
Manager, Data Systems & Accountability
Emphasis on State & Federal Accountability Reports.
Emphasis on creating, implementing and training for the College of Education and Human Services Tk20 database.
Contact for all State and Federal Reports and Tk20 database inquiries.
Phone Number: 903-886-5886

Ann Reel (office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Certification Coordinator
Emphasis on conducting surveys and compiles research data requested from TExES exams.
Emphasis on TEA recommendation for standard certificate.
Contact for candidate's request for a standard certificate and professional probationary certificate.
Phone: 903-886-5904

Web site URL:

Phone Number: 903-886-5182
Fax: 903-886-5156

Mailing Address:
Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Physical Mailing Address:
Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
2600 South Neal
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011