Moved to San Antonio from Florida this past year and currently navigating the waters of freshman year of real life.
I'm a teacher at an elementary school in Downtown SA and have grown accustomed to the fact that the majority of my time is spent with children under the age of 10. Which leads to some great questions such as, "Do you live in your classroom?", and my favorite, "Miss, are you really only 10 years old!?". (Elementary schoolers are also incredibly gullible) I love my job and working with my kids is truly what keeps me going. I'm planning on staying in the classroom for a few years before going back to graduate school. Giving my kids opportunities to succeed no matter what their background is is incredibly important to me, and I want to be a part of education reform in this country in some way for the rest of my working life.
Given that I still feel like a pretty obvious Texan transplant from time to time, I love to experience as much as I can in my new place. This has included UT Football, camping in the Hill Country, and eating as many breakfast tacos as I can. This is a working list, obviously.
I was raised by a large boisterous family that supported and mocked each other in pretty equal quantities so I have a tough skin in that regard. I love being around people that challenge me intellectually and can roll with the punches. I am so blessed to have met some great new friends who are also teachers in town, but I'm interested in meeting other people with some different perspectives and hobbies.
I went to the University of Florida and am a huge fan of college sports in general (How perfect that we're playing A&M in September?) I love being outdoors and have been so excited about the springtime weather in San Antonio so far. Other than that, I spend my free time going to shows and movies, hanging with friends at various bars and just using this time in my life to explore possibilities.