Waterloo Faculty and Staff

Expert teachers dedicated to each student's growth and learning

Dr. Carol Blosser

Co-Founder, Humanities, College and Academic Advising

Carol teaches humanities and directs the school’s college advising program. Before Waterloo, she 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.

Bryce Carlisle

Humanities, Advancement

Bryce is Director of Development, teaches History, Literature, Spanish, and directs the Junior Project. Prior to Waterloo, Bryce taught and served as Faculty Dean and director of the Senior Thesis Program at Regents School of Austin. He has a bachelor’s of arts in Spanish from The University of Kansas and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Craig Doerksen

Director, Founder

Prior to becoming the director of Waterloo School, Craig provided leadership for a number of prominent institutions, including Regents School of Austin; the Bluetower Arts Foundation in Eugene, OR; and Trinity School in Raleigh, NC. 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.

Rachel Kubitz

Humanities, Fine Arts, Mock Trial

Rachel teaches humanities, coaches the Mock Trial team, and serves as Fine Arts director at Waterloo. She received her bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin, where her research and honors thesis focused on ancient agriculture, environment, and food production. At UT she also majored in Ancient Greek, earned a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas as a Jefferson Scholar, served as Vice President of the Eta Sigma Phi academic honor’s society, worked as a research and teaching assistant for the Classics Department, and played the leading role in multiple UT Ancient Drama productions.

Olivia Meyrick

Interdisciplinary Project Coordinator

Olivia Meyrick-Long is the Interdisciplinary Project Coordinator at Waterloo’s innovative project-focused approach to education. She studied at the University of Texas in Austin, under a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art History, specializing in Classical Studies. Before Waterloo, Olivia held various roles at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Austin, including Substitute Teaching and Assistant Coordinator to the Beyond the Classroom program. She has also practiced curatorial work at Bruce Castle Museum at Tottenham in London, England.

Tucker Reece

Math and Science

Tucker Reese teaches Science and Math at Waterloo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern Methodist University. Before Waterloo, Tucker worked as a private tutor for math, science, and SAT/ACT prep.

Dr. Juan Sanchez

Humanities, Spanish

Dr Juan Sanchez teaches Humanities and Spanish I & II at Waterloo. He is a US-born Spaniard who specialized in colonial North American studies after graduating in English Literature from the University of Seville. For most of his career, he has been an ESL teacher in preK-12 schools, both in Spain and South America, but he also taught Spanish to college freshmen at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Christina Swan

Dr. Christina Swan

Co-Founder, Sciences, Admissions

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. 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. Christina graduated with a bachelor’s of science honors degree in Biology from Westmont College.

William Vanderpuye

Math and Science

William teaches Math and Science at Waterloo. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M in Petroleum Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Engineering Project Management. Before Waterloo, William worked in many different roles, including working as an Engineer for Seismos, Inc., before substitute teaching at AESA Prep Academy and working as a private tutor in different levels of math and science.

Sheila Wright

Business and Operations Manager

Sheila Wright is the Business and Operations Manager at Waterloo School. Before coming to Waterloo, Sheila’s career spanned corporate retail print marketing, event planning, and business planning for national clients. She has a BBA Marketing/Accounting from University of Texas, Austin.

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