After graduating KHS, I studied at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX and obtained a BBA Management. Not knowing what direction I wanted to take in life after that, I took a few months off before I began working at a yoga studio. I worked on my 200 hour Hatha yoga teacher certification while also obtaining certification through TEA to teach ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading) and ESL for grades 4-8. I taught at Cleveland Middle School for 1 year before deciding to pursue teaching English internationally. I will be teaching in Peru starting August 2019 with the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification.
I can remember the many inside jokes from my teachers such as Mrs. Upton, Mr. Ballay, Coach Krimm and Coach Myers; I loved hearing stories about Mrs. Foreman's classes (unfortunately, I didn't have her as a teacher)! Also, for anyone lucky enough to play a stringed instrument in the Orchestra, you will have experienced the whimsical Dr. Reidlinger. He is a a truly wonderful teacher that can take mass amounts of sass! :)
Best KHS or Kingwood Memory:
For whatever reason, my best friend Kaylin Kreinke and I called our senior English teacher, Coach Curtis, "the couch" because of some nerdy reference or internet video we saw and attributed to him. We thought it was the best joke ever and I still chuckle when I think about it to this day.
Also, the special voice Mr. Ballay, my junior history teacher, used to say "MOCK FUNERAL!" during one particular lesson. While I can't remember the particular lesson topic/time period (someone please message me if you do remember!), it was so funny because Mr. Ballay would nerd out about it and couldn't contain his own excitement. He and Ms. Raspberry were so cute with their adjacent classrooms!
If grew up in Kingwood, list elementary and middle schools attended:
Elementary: Foster and Hidden Hollow
KHS Clubs, Sports, Leadership involvement:
Clubs: Orchestra, Just About Kids (JAK), Best Buddies, and Spanish Honor Society
Sports: None, I'm not coordinated!
Leadership: Co-President of JAK, Chapter President of Best Buddies, Head of the JAK 'Adopt a Title One School' Project