New teachers on the block
October 23, 2014
As the new year starts, new faculty roam the halls coming from all over the country and even the world. These eager teachers come prepared for the year ahead of them with open arms.
Theater teacher Ashley Waite graduated from Texas A&M University. She teaches Professional Communications as well as theater.
“Cy Creek is a rollercoaster so far,” Waite said. “But I think the students are very enthusiastic and I hope to make an impact on them.”
Junior Bryon Forte said Waite’s class is taught in a variety of ways.
“I really like Mrs.Waite,” Forte said. “She makes class fun and interesting, as well as being vocal with the students who are bad.”
Theater teacher Aimee Small works alongside Waite. She received her undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University, as well as her master’s degree from the University of Houston.
“The kids at Creek are great, they love to participate,” Small said. “I really enjoy working with them.”
A theater instructor for 20 years around Texas, Small received the Jack Young Award when she taught in Pasadena, Texas.
“I hope to continue a high level of excellence in the theater department and to do well in our competition this year,” Small said.
Men’s Choir teacher Alexander Bruce graduated from the University of Houston and Moores School of Music after graduating from Jersey Village High School. Bruce chose to get a music degree because he has been in choir all his life.
“I’m really amazed by Cy Creek, like how diverse it is, and I really like the kids here,” Bruce said. “Even though there might be a few troublemakers, there are a lot of good kids at Cy Creek.”
Senior Sydne Holloway enjoys having Bruce as her teacher.
“I think Mr. Bruce really takes initiative during class,” Holloway said. “But I think he has a bit to own up to after taking Mr. Miller’s place.”
Physics teacher Sion Mitchell graduated from Prairie View A&M University and graduated from a high school in Jamaica.
“I think Cy Creek has a good environment,” Mitchell said. “The students are good and the faculty is very friendly and very helpful.”
Junior Tracy Vo said Mitchell teaches very well.
“She’s very chill, very laid back, I don’t think anyone really has a dislike about her,” Vo said.
With the rest of the year ahead of them, these teachers keep their heads held high, ready for the legacies they intend to leave behind.