Once a year we open our leader fellowship to a new cohort of movers and shakers in college and career readiness. These Texas educators excel in their schools and communities. They represent a solid dedication to education, a commitment to their students, and a passion for continuous professional development.
We want to introduce you to some of our newest fellows:
Alanna Blomquist is a career and technical education teacher from Region 20, Boerne ISD.
TXOC: What’s your favorite thing about your role?
AB: I get to prepare my students for their futures – how they can be successful in their everyday lives – through my different CTE courses.
Amber Moffitt is a school counselor and behavioral specialist from Region 10, Grand Prairie ISD. She was an ASCA School Counselor of the Year semifinalist in 2015.
TXOC: What drew you to working in education?
AM: Children are my passion! I have been called to serve children and families, and that’s why I’m in education. I’ve been working with children since I was a child myself. Being able to serve others and help them navigate through life is very important.
Ren Yantis is an eighth-grade college and career readiness educator from Region 15, Brownwood ISD.
TXOC: What is your favorite book?
RY: World War Z by Max Brooks. (FYI: It is nothing like the movie.) I love this book because it’s not actually about zombies, but about human nature and reactions in response to a crisis event. It is a long-term study on how humans respond to crises as individuals, groups, and communities – and as governments and countries. I’ve read it no less than 10 times.
Stacy LaBruyere is a college and career coordinator from Region 6, Montgomery ISD.
TXOC: What do you like to do in your free time?
SL: I love to travel and read. We’re a family of Aggies, too. Football season, tailgates, ”farmers fight!” I also love when baseball season comes around so I can cheer for my youngest son, who plays for Blinn College.