Waterloo Faculty and Staff 2022-2023

Expert teachers dedicated to each student's growth and learning

Carol Blosser

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.

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Bryce Carlisle

Co-Founder, Humanities, Advancement

Bryce 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 a MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Craig Doerksen

Founder, Director

Craig led the team in researching and developing the unique Waterloo model. Before Waterloo, Craig led the School of Rhetoric (upper school) at Regents School of Austin for eleven years. He also co-founded the Bluetower Arts Foundation in Eugene, OR, taught and served as Upper School Head of Trinity School in Raleigh, NC, worked with Young Life ministry, and much more!

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Nate Fredricks

Mathematics and Science

Nate teaches Science and Math at Waterloo. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Texas at Austin in Biology and Plan II Honors, respectively. Before Waterloo, Nate worked in a variety of different roles, including as a Research Fellow and Undergraduate Mentor for the University of Texas Urban Ecosystems Lab, High School Mentor for the University of Texas High School Research Academy, and private high school tutor in Math and Science.

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Dr. Sonia Gangotena

Spanish

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Rachel Kubitz

Humanities

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.

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Dr. Christina Swan

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.

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Sheila Wright

Business and Administration

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 including Home Depot as the Founder  and President of Hagerty Enterprises , a retail marketing and project management company, for 12 years in Dallas. Sheila and her husband John moved to Austin, in 2007 with 2nd grader Georgia. Sheila paused career for several years but used her skills to volunteer frequently for events at Regents School of Austin, her daughters school, leading eventually  to a position in the business office where she managed all accounts receivables and co-curricular billing, as well as specialized projects/process improvements with Craig Doerksen and the other founders of Waterloo.  She has a BBA Marketing/Accounting  from University of Texas, Austin. Sheila and her family are active and close to the Joyce Meyer Ministries and Missions. Georgia (now a college graduate), John, and their 3 dogs are also loving supporters of Austin Pets Alive.

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