Kamil Jbeily


Kamil Jbeily


Kamil A. Jbeily was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Completing a B.S. in Chemistry and Masters of Science in Chemistry and Chemistry Education, Kamil taught in the Lebanese secondary schools. In 1980, he immigrated to the United States to attend The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his Ph.D. in Science Education in 1986. At UT Austin, Kamil supervised student teachers in the Central Texas area for over five years.

After almost ten years with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), first as a science specialist, then as director of science projects, in 1991, Kamil encountered his greatest challenge in this Land of Opportunity — founding the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC). Under his leadership, this joint initiative of TEA, UT Austin, and multiple corporations, has grown into a dynamic, statewide network of P-16 partnerships which has improved the knowledge, skills, and performance of over 33,000 teachers of science and mathematics, and benefited the learning of over two million students.


Austin, TX, USA

What draws you to the STIA conference?

continuous learning about systems thinking which is critical for any organization.

What are you hoping to experience?

presenters and new ideas and approaches

What are you most passionate about?

Seeing the big picture

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

applying what I learn

What’s your bigger vision?

Enabling team members, stakeholders, and customers to think and act systemically

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

learning that is applicable to new situations