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Waterloo Faculty 2021-2022

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Babatunde Abon

Mathematics

Babatunde teaches mathematics at Waterloo School. Before Waterloo, Babatunde was the lead tenth grade math teacher at Roxbury Prep High School in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston University with his Masters of Education in Curriculum & Teaching. Babatunde began his teaching journey through Teach for America where he served as a corps member in Boston for two years. He grew up in Southern California and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, where he participated in student leadership for the Campus Ministry and Corporate Worship offices. During his college years, Babatunde also served on the prison team in Mexico and interned at an orphanage in Kunming, China. His passion for mentoring and becoming a teacher began when he was the soccer coach at Claremont High School. Babatunde and his wife Ashley are new to the Austin area and have been married for two years.

Carol Blosser

Dr. Carol Blosser

Humanities, College Admissions

Carol is a co-founder of Waterloo School and teaches humanities. 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 served as assistant director of the Undergraduate Writing Center for two years. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she was active in the Canterbury Fellowship and worked on mission trips in Virginia and Florida. 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. Carol and her husband Doug have a son, Carter (fourth grade), and a daughter, Jocelyn (kindergarten), at Patton Elementary.

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Bryce Carlisle

Humanities

Bryce is a co-founder of Waterloo School and teaches humanities. Bryce taught history, Spanish, apologetics, and rhetoric at Regents School of Austin before Waterloo. In addition to teaching, Bryce served as Faculty Dean for four years and senior class dean of students for three years, and director of the Senior Thesis Program for three years. Prior to Regents, he worked in home construction as a customer service representative at PulteGroup Inc., and taught humanities for two years at Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bryce served as an intern at two Presbyterian churches and college minister for two years with the Navigators, with whom he did missionary work in Mexico, Brazil, Spain, and Uzbekistan. He has a bachelor’s of arts in Spanish from The University of Kansas and a MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. Bryce and his wife Lorie have five lively boys and are active members of All Saints Presbyterian Church in Austin.

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Craig Doerksen

Director

Prior to founding Waterloo School and leading its team, Craig led the School of Rhetoric at Regents School of Austin for eleven years, where he guided its growth from a division of one hundred-plus students and a small faculty to over three hundred students and close to forty full and part time faculty and staff. He co-founded the Bluetower Arts Foundation in Eugene, OR, taught and served as Upper School Head of Trinity School in Raleigh, NC, established the food service at Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, built a Young Life ministry in partnership with Bethesda Lutheran Church, in Eugene, OR, taught public school English in Los Angeles, and cooked at Young Life’s Malibu Club in British Columbia for five years. Craig holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Ireland and graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in English. Craig serves on the Board of Directors for BlueTower and Gutenberg College. Craig and his wife Dana are members of Christ Church of Austin and are actively involved in prayer ministry and pre-marital counseling.

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Rachel Kubitz

Humanities

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient Greek, and Latin. In her time at UT she also earned a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas from the Jefferson Scholars Program and served for 2 years as the Vice President of the Eta Sigma Phi honors society for students of Latin and Greek. Before coming to Waterloo, Rachel worked in various education-adjacent roles including Research Assistant for both the University of Texas and the University of Missouri St. Louis, Test Prep Instructor for the SAT, ACT, and LSAT at Kaplan Test Prep, and as a private tutor in all subjects. Rachel also has a great interest in the music industry and interned with the music festival booking department at SXSW. She also remains involved in archaeology – last summer she dug at the Argilos Project in Northern Greece, and although her work in Sicily was cancelled for 2020, she hopes to go next summer. Rachel and her husband Kolton have worked in music ministry for several local churches in Austin.

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Dr. Christina Swan

Sciences

Christina is a co-founder of Waterloo School and teaches science. Before Waterloo, Christina taught molecular biology, biology, and chemistry at Regents School of Austin for ten years, where she also served as a faculty dean for the Math and Science department for seven of those years and started and directed the Regents Science Club for grammar school students. Prior to that she helped start Providence Hall, a Christian school in Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular pathology from the University of California, San Diego and worked as a post-doctorate fellow on HIV research at the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in California. Christina graduated with a bachelor’s of science honors degree in Biology from Westmont College. She and her family are active members of Austin Ridge Bible Church Southwest. Christina and her husband Dennis, who is also a science teacher, have a sixth grade daughter, Jasmine, and a first-grade son, Jonathan, both students at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School.

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