BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

 

RINEY LEE JORDAN

 

The Riney Jordan Company, 387 CR 220, Hamilton, Texas 76531

Office Phone (254) 386-4769; Cell Phone 254-216-0511

e-mail:  riney@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

1974 University of North Texas, Denton, Texas;  Masters Degree, Public School Administration

1968 Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas; Bachelors Degree, Elementary Education

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Riney Jordan Company

Motivational Humorist, 1997 - present

 

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District

 Elementary Principal, 1995 - 1997

 Assistant to the Superintendent, 1994 - 1995

 Director of Communications, 1981 - 1994

 Elementary Principal, 1974 - 1981

 Teacher, 1967 - 1974

 

OTHER EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCES

Paragon Cable, Television Production Division, Grapevine

 w Served as anchor for weekly televised local newscast

 w Produced and hosted “Showbiz for Kids” on local cable

 w Served as host for “Academic Quiz League,” a cable quiz show for kids

KEAN Radio Corporation, Brownwood, Texas

 w Broadcaster, 1960 - 67

 

HONORS

w Named "Texas Communicator of the Year" by Texas Speech  & Debate Assn. 2008

w Selected Hamilton Texas "Citizen of the Year," 2006

w Named Hamilton, Texas "2003 Volunteer of the Year"

w Named “Key Communicator of the Year” at Texas Assn. School Board Conference, Sept. 2000

w Recipient of “Professional Achievement Award” by Texas School Public Relations Assn. 1999

w    Permanent “Riney Jordan Benevolence Fund” established in GCISD by Excellence Foundation

w Received first “Excellence in Education Award” from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Nov., 1996

w Named  "Exemplary Texan" by Texas House of Representatives; Resolution passed Mar., 1993

w Received Honorary Life Membership in National Congress of Parents and Teachers,  1992

w Named recipient of the first annual "GCISD Distinguished Employee Service Award", 1991

w Received University of North Texas "Eagle Award" by Administrators Council, 1991

w Named "Most Valuable Member," Texas School Public Relations Association, 1989

w Selected Grapevine "Citizen of the Year," 1982

w Received Honorary Life Membership in Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1980

w Selected as Grapevine-Colleyville ISD "Teacher of the Year," 1969

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/OFFICES

w Texas School Public Relations Association, State President, 1991 - 92

w National School Public Relations Association, National Advisory Committee, 1989 - 91

 

PUBLICATIONS

w Author "All the Difference,"  now in it's 9th printing.

w Monthly columnist for prestigious Texas School Business magazine, 1997 - present

w “Looking Back...One Father’s Story,”  Distinctive Lifestyles Magazine, May/June, 1996

 w    “My Dream...about education."  Instructional Leader, April, 1992

 w "The Parent:  A Child's Most Important Teacher."  A parent's guide to involvement in their child's education.  1990. 

 

PRESENTATIONS/PROGRAMS

A sampling of the hundreds of presentations made to education, business, church and civic groups:

 w "The Top 10 Ways to Be the Best Board Member Ever,"  Texas Association of School Boards, Dallas, Texas

 w "It Pays to Market Your School District,"  Presenter, Texas Association of School Boards, San Antonio

 w "A Trilogy of Patriotism."  A 15-minute slide production presented to an estimated viewing audience of over 25,000.

 w "Lest We Forget:  A Tribute to Desert Storm." 

 w "Academic Quiz League."  Host of 30-minute television quiz show for students, 1988 - 91

 w "We're Here for Kids."  Keynote speaker, Texas Elementary Principals Convention

 w "I'm Here to H-E-L-P (Hear, Encourage, Love & Prepare)," Presenter, Texas Association of School Boards, Houston

 w "Board Members Who Can, Communicate; Those Who Can't, Usually Don't Get Re-elected;"   TASA/TASB, Houston

 w "Our Jobs are Entirely too Important to be Taken Seriously,"  Garland ISD Administrative Retreat

 w     "The Seven Steps to Happiness as a Teacher," Region X Education Service Center

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS/ACTIVITIES

w    Music & Worship Leader, Calvary Baptist Church, Hamilton, TX 2009-present

w    Foundation Board, Hamilton General Hospital 2006 - 2011

w Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1997 - 99

w Hamilton Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors 1996 - 97

w Baylor Medical Center of Grapevine, Board of Directors, 1985 - 1994

w First National Bank of Grapevine, Board of Development, 1990 - 1994

w    Sigler Excellence Foundation, Board of Directors, 1992 - 1996

w Northeast Tarrant Arts Council, Board of Governors, 1990 - 92

w Grapevine/Southlake Rotary Club, President, 1988 - 89

w Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau, President, Board of Directors, 1984 - 88

w Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1983 - 84

w American Cancer Society, Crusade Chairman, 1982 - 83; Boomtowner's Ball MC, 1986 - 96

w Grapevine Christmas Parade of Choirs, Kids & Candles, Founder & Chairman, 1982 - 91