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Carol Blosser

Dr. Carol Blosser Humanities, College and Academic Advising

Carol is a co-founder of Waterloo School and teaches humanities and directs the school’s college advising program. Before helping to found Waterloo, Carol taught literature, history, and journalism at Regents School of Austin for thirteen years, serving as Humanities Department head for five of those years and as a faculty dean for another four years. Carol has a master’s degree and Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where she taught rhetoric, literature, and directed tutor training at the Undergraduate Writing Center for two years. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she worked in archeology and historic preservation and was active in the Canterbury Fellowship at the historic Bruton Parish Church. Since moving to Austin in 1998 to pursue graduate studies, she has been a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, where she now attends with her family and volunteers with children’s and youth ministry and sings on Sundays.

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Posts by Carol Blosser

Portrait of a Graduate: Cultural Fluency

By Carol Blosser / May 6, 2024

Our portrait of a graduate features our ultimate learning goals for each of our Waterloo students. It represents the toolbox of personal, productive, and academic skills they need to excel and make an impact in the world. Today we’re talking about another “academic” slice of the pie: historical and cultural fluency. What is historical and cultural…

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Portrait of a Graduate: Communication Proficiency

By Carol Blosser / April 30, 2024

The next component in our series about our portrait of a graduate is communication proficiency. What is communication proficiency? Being a proficient communicator doesn’t just mean writing or speaking words that others can understand. It means listening, engaging, and conveying complex ideas in language that our audience can understand and connect with. Many projects at…

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Learning Whimsy

By Carol Blosser / July 8, 2019

In his New York Times bestseller Love Does, Bob Goff proposes that “the language of love is laced with whimsy. It sometimes borders on the irrational. Like I’ve been saying, though, love is a do thing. It’s an energy that has to be dissipated.” “Whimsical” is not how most of us would think about love,…

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Whole Person, Whole Education

By Carol Blosser / February 18, 2019

At the end of January, we were thrilled to take part in the GCSLS conference in San Antonio, a conversation among educators worldwide about the future of schooling in a world that is changing more rapidly every day. The theme of the conference was one near and dear to our Waterloo hearts: education must meet…

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Making Schedules, Making Time

By Carol Blosser / November 28, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! As we head into a holiday where we get some time from school for giving thanks, we want to reflect on how we spend time in school. Time is the commodity we take for granted until we don’t have enough of it. As our lives get faster and faster, without thinking we begin…

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