Waterloo Faculty and Staff

Expert teachers dedicated to each student's growth and learning

Dr. Carol Blosser

Co-Founder, Academic Director

Dr. Blosser provides oversight for all curriculum, instruction, and learning outcomes at Waterloo. 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

Co-Founder, Director of Development

Mr. Carlisle is our Director of Development, working directly with every student throughout the year to help guide them on their educational journey. 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.

Dr. Christina Swan

Dr. Christina Swan

Co-Founder, Projects, Admissions

Dr. Swan supports all students and faculty in project design and execution. 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.

Zach Bencal

College and Internships

Coming Soon: Zach Bencal is joining us from Southwestern University to support students college applications and our internship and career development. Mr. Bencal’s experience from the college admissions office end will be an invaluable perspective for our students to understand how to think about college.

Jennifer Dierking

Mathematics

Coming Soon: We are thrilled to introduce our new math teacher, Jennifer Dierking. With a teaching experience spanning over 23 years, she is an expert at teaching everything from pre-algebra to Calculus II. Her passion, expertise, and creativity for math are evident in her teaching philosophy, where understanding the beauty and rationale behind mathematical concepts is paramount.

Olivia Meyrick

Humanities

Olivia Meyrick-Long teaches English and History at Waterloo School. 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

Science

Tucker Reese teaches Science 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 Spanish, English, and History 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.

William Vanderpuye

Math and Science

Mr. Vanderpuye serves as our learning evaluation specialist in Math and Science. 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., teaching science at AESA Prep Academy, and working as a private tutor in different levels of math and science.

Lindy Watkins

Administration

Coming Soon: Lindy Watkins is joining us remotely, part time, to take some of the logistical administrative work off of communications, information management, and scheduling. She has years of school administrative support experience and we’re so happy to have her help!

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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