Anahi Reyes is an enrichment teacher at Lee Means Elementary Fine Arts Academy, a position she had before graduating with her associate degree in Education and Training at Texas State Technical College in December.
The 21-year-old said becoming a teacher is a dream come true.
“When I was a little girl, I would play teacher,” said the Harlingen native. “It soon became a passion of mine, and I grew to love school and the education setting. I hope to spark career interests in many students, just like my teachers did for me.”
How did TSTC prepare you for your career?
TSTC gave me the hands-on experience that allowed me to gain in-depth knowledge in my field and how to create engaging lesson plans that will help mold our future generations.
Who at TSTC had the most influence on your success?
My Education and Training instructors, Myriam Aguila and Mary Hollmann, influenced me the most. They always helped me learn from my mistakes and showed me how to be more effective with instructing students.
What are your future goals?
My goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in teaching from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
What advice do you have for future TSTC students?
Education is one thing that no one can take away from you, so fight for what you want to be.