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English language educator

Julia De Foor Jay, American English language educator. Certified teacher, Texas. Recipient outstanding achievement award for work with gifted and talented Pasadena Indiana School District, 1986; grantee Texas Council for Humanities, 1998.


Jay, Julia De Foor was born on September 7, 1940 in Phil Campbell, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Hollis Andrew and Theresa Jeanette Campbell De Foor.


Bachelor in Speech, Abilene Christian University, 1963. Master of Arts in Literature, University Houston-Clear Lake, 1980. Master of Arts in Theatre, University Houston-Clear Lake, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Houston-Control, 1994.


Teacher Jackson Intermediate School, Pasadena, Texas, 1966-1968. Teacher, head English department J. Frank Dobie High School, Houston, 1971-1979. 5chr. South Houston High School, 1980-1987.

Professor English, San Jacinto College Central, Pasadena,., since 1987, coordinator faculty symposium, 1989—2000, honors program director, 1998—2006. Teacher Governor's School for Gifted and Talented, Austin, Texas, summers 1987-1988.


  • Certified teacher, Texas.


  • Other Work

    • Editor. Journal Reflections, 1980-2000, also contributor.


Secretary League of Women Voters, Pasadena. Panel member Cultural Arts Council Houston, 1998, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 04. Member Modern Language Association, National Collegiate Honors Council, South Central Language Association, Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Honors Council, Great Plains Honors Council, Phi Theta Kappa (co-sponsor student chapter since 1998, Outstanding Teacher award 1998, Piper nominee, 1998).


  • Other Interests

    Acting, singing, writing.


Married James Lee Jay. 1 child, Jeff Lee.

Hollis Andrew

Theresa Jeanette Campbell De Foor

James Lee Jay

Jeff Lee Jay