A&M-Commerce Alum: “They Call Me an Office on Wheels”

A&M-Commerce alum Dr. Samuel Ogbonna is featured in a recent profile published by Focus Daily News in Dallas, Texas, highlighting his 39-year career in education.

Born and raised in Nigeria, Ogbonna moved to the U.S. at age 21 to attend Dallas Baptist University (DBU). After earning his bachelor's degree, he began a 28-year career as an educator and coach for Dallas ISD while also earning his master's degree in education from DBU.

Ogbonna retired from Dallas ISD in 2012 but re-entered the workforce a year later as a substitute teacher for Cedar Hill ISD. He earned his doctorate in educational administration from A&M-Commerce in 2017 and now serves as assistant principal for Plummer Elementary School.

“As soon as I work somewhere, I hit the ground running,” he said in the article. “I don't stay in my office. They call me an office on wheels.”

Read the full article on the Focus Daily News website. Learn about opportunities available through the Department of Educational Leadership at A&M-Commerce.

(Photo courtesy of Cedar Hill ISD)