Aggie Stryker

Dr. Agnes (Aggie) I. Stryker

Curriculum & Instruction Reading; Field Based Program
Commerce Campus: 903-468-6068



Classes I currently teach

Classes I have taught


My Professional Interests Include


Journals (refereed)




National Presentations

Regional Presentations

State and Local Presentations


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About Aggie

Aggie and AllenI was named Agnes, but after moving to Texas and dating students from Texas A&M, I was nicknamed “Aggie.” I married Allen Stryker (a Texas Aggie) in 1967.  Allen has endured my teaching almost every grade level in various states and grades, for civilian schools and military schools.   We have 3 adult kids and 3 fantastic grandkids.  If you are in my classes sometimes you get to hear about them.  My goal is to help students learn to be the teacher that I would want teaching my grandkids.

Even though teaching is what I enjoy most, when I taught in San Antonio, TX, I was talked into writing a monthly article for San Antonio F.A.M.I.L.Y Magazine.  After a few years, I changed my focus in education and began to work with obstetricians, teaching childbirth classes and attending deliveries.  From 1974 until 1986 I worked with doctors in San Antonio, TX, St. Charles, MO, and in Plano, TX.  In 1986 I again changed my focus and became certified to teach dyslexic and at-risk students.  I opened a private practice in Plano where I provided academic therapy to primarily secondary students.  Working with the cooperation of Plano Independent School District, I helped teach reading skills, writing skills, critical thinking and test-taking skills to students. During that time I gave various in-services to different schools, various special interest groups, and for Region X.  I also served as a member of Plano ISD’s School Board Special Academic Services Advisory Committee. While teaching for Texas A&M University-Commerce I helped develop the Gateway Program and the Alternative Certification Program. 

I wish I could tell you I have lots of hobbies. Mainly everything I do is connected with the university.  I participate in the Bill Martin Symposium, am on a few committees, and volunteer my services when I think they are needed.  In reality I am not good at too many things I’ve tried (like softball, sewing & knitting, or painting), so I just have fun enjoying life, my kids and grandkids, and my students.