october - guadalupe hinojosa

Where were you born? I was born in Bakersfield, California but grew up in Mission, Texas.
Where did you attend high school/college? I attended Mission High School and St. Edward’s University (Go Toppers!)
How long have you been a Baty Bobcat? I started working at Baty in 2013 as the 21st century (LEAD) soccer coach, and have remained a faithful bobcat ever since.
What are some small things that make your day better? My four legged babies, people smiling, the sound of laughter, flamin’ hots and pickles.
What is your dream destination for a vacation? Me, a journal, some mate and the beautiful Inca ruins in Machu Picchu.
What is something most people don’t know about you that would surprise them? I spent about three weeks backpacking throughout Mexico when I graduated from high school.
What brings you joy? I find joy in the simple pleasures life offers—a good book, cookouts with friends and family, playing sports, long conversations with my sisters, classic puns, and browsing through endless funny pictures and videos of cats on the Internet.
Who is someone you admire? My parents are incredible human beings—they have defied the odds, traveled to a foreign country and risked everything for the sake of a better future.
Describe your greatest accomplishment. I spent 6 months studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina away from all of my family and friends. Those months truly shaped me into the person I am today.
What is one word that describes you? Optimistic
Anything else to add: I am very grateful to be part of the Baty Elementary team, and consider it a very rewarding experience.

september - ruthie carter

Where were you born? Waco, Tx.
Where did you attend high school/college? Jefferson- Moore High School
How long have you been a Baty Bobcat? 17 years.
What are some small things that make your day better? A smile
What is your dream destination for a vacation? Africa
What is something most people don’t know about you that would surprise them? I enjoy singing
What brings you joy? My faith
Describe your greatest accomplishment. Being able to touch the lives of so many students for so many years
Anything else to add: A very special thanks to everyone here at Baty. It’s a joy working with you and the students each day.

august - adrian solis

Where were you born? Austin TexaS
Where did you attend high school/college? I attended William B. Travis (home of the Rebels) as well as Austin Community College (home of the River Bats) and lastly The University of Texas at Austin (home of the Longhorns).
How long have you been a Baty Bobcat? I’ve been a Bobcat for about 20 years. However, I’ve been working for about 5 years.
What are some small things that make your day better? When people get excited to see me and fill me up with “hellos” and “good mornings” and hugs.
What is your dream destination for a vacation? Havana, Cuba, because of the tropical beaches as well as the markets on the streets.
What is something most people don’t know about you that would surprise them? When people first meet me they are surprised by my honesty.
What brings you joy? Growth. Whether it’s learning or growing with age.
Who is someone you look up to or admire? Lately my admiration would have to be the first president of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston, because of his vison and hopes for the great state of Texas.
Describe your greatest accomplishment. Being able to wake up each day to a job that I don’t dislike. I’d rather be here than flipping burgers at Wendy’s.
What is one word that describes you? Hardworking.