It was an honor (and fun!) to be featured in the Wacoan
Q: What and where do you teach? A: We’ve been in Waco for a little over a year, and I now teach at Baylor University as a part-time lecturer in the school of education. This academic year I’ll also serve as the program coordinator for Baylor’s Academy for Leader Development. Q: What made you want to become a teacher? A: I come from a long line of teachers on my mother’s side. My grandmother is an educator of sorts. My mother has a master’s in English, and she taught at private high schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area before retiring. Both of my uncles have PhDs in history; one teaches at a university in Austin, and the other is dean of liberal arts for a community college in Fort Worth. I suppose it’s fair to say teaching runs in my blood. Q: What’s your favorite part of working in education? A: There are so many favorite aspects to teaching. If I had to choose one, I’d highlight the relationships. Q: What are some of your interests outside of teaching? A: In addition to teaching I volunteer time with anti-human trafficking organizations. UnBound is a local agency housed under Antioch Community Church. They work here in our Waco community, in other U.S. cities and globally through other Antioch church plants. Q: How would you describe your daily fashion style? A: My husband often says I often overdress for everyday life, and I reluctantly admit that’s probably true. I tent to gravitate toward an all-American, conservative look. Q: What do you usually wear to school? A: I wear a lot of dresses, blazers and cropped pants with blouses. I think I’ve always overdressed for teaching because whether teaching high school or college, I’ve always looked like I could be a student. So perhaps I’m subconsciously hoping my attire sets me apart from the rest of the room. Q: What do you wear outside of school? A: Is it embarrassing of me to admit I dress similarly outside of the classroom as I do inside the classroom? I only own one pair of shorts, I think. Q: Where’s is your favorite place to shop in Waco? A: With a 22-month-old and a 3-year-old, I do a lot of my shopping online at J. Crew or Banana Republic. When I get free time to myself, I love shopping at Spice [Village] and Roots. I could spend hours in those stores browsing jewelry, clothes and perfumes. Speaking of jewelry, I’m a huge fan of what Magnolia Market is carrying these days. Q: What’s your favorite thing you wore on the shoot? A: Both of the shoes I wore were cute wedge sandals that could be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.