october - ms. carroll-la folette - counselor

Where were you born? Las Vegas, Nevada
Where did you attend high school/college? I attended L.D. Bell High School in Bedford, Texas (Go Blue Raiders!). I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Go UNLV!). I also received a M.Ed. degree in School Counseling from Texas State University (Go Bobcats!).
How long have you been a Baty Bobcat? This is my fourth year at Baty Elementary but twelfth year in the Del Valle Independent School District.
What are some small things that make your day better? Kindness is something that gives me purpose each and every day. Kindness is ALL around and it motivates me to keep going.
What is your dream destination for a vacation? I am intrigued by the Thai culture, cuisine, language, and customs. I would be fortunate to experience it someday (hopefully VERY soon)
What is something most people don’t know about you that would surprise them? I have been a vegetarian for nearly 18 years
What brings you joy? Positive change in the world.
Who is someone you look up to or admire? My mother. She has been through a lot in her life and yet she finds the strength, courage and grace to continue each and every day. She is my biggest supporter and loves me with all of her heart. There isn’t a day that goes by when we are not in communication with each other (regardless of the 800 + miles standing in between us).
Describe your greatest accomplishment. Overcoming difficulties and pursuing higher education.
What is one word that describes you? Hopeful.
Anything else to add: I am grateful for everyone at our campus and in the community who supports mental health and our comprehensive developmental school counseling program at Baty. Mental health disorders are not something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. Together we can work to provide our community with the resources and support they need to thrive!

September - ms. lewis - math coach

Where were you born? I was born in Beaumont, Texas.
Where did you attend high school/college? I am a proud UT Longhorn.
How long have you been a Baty Bobcat? This is my 5th year, but my heart has been here longer (because I interned for 1st grade).
What are some small things that make your day better? My daughter’s giggle, my dogs’ kisses, and my husband’s cooking.
What is your dream destination for a vacation? Anywhere with a waiter by a pool.
What is something most people don’t know about you that would surprise them? I attended the Oscar’s in 2006, and I was competitive powerlifter in high school.
What brings you joy? Choosing it.
Who is someone you look up to or admire? My Mom. She’s super. She accomplished things, as a single mom, that I can’t even imagine.
Describe your greatest accomplishment. She wear pigtails most days, has a wicked sense of humor, is already pretending to be a teacher like her Mommy & Nana, her name is Briar Gold.
What is one word that describes you? Curious
Anything else to add: I love my Baty family.

August - ms. wilkie - behavior

Where were you born? Phoenix, AZ
Where did you attend high school/college? University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ
How long have you been a Baty Bobcat? 8 years
What are some small things that make your day better? MY COFFEE!
What is your dream destination for a vacation? Iceland! I’d like to swim in the hot springs and hike through the mountains.
What is something most people don’t know about you that would surprise them? I’ve been skydiving!
What brings you joy? My dogs Max and Hunter!
Who is someone you look up to or admire? My parents. They are the most caring and supportive people in my life!
Describe your greatest accomplishment. Graduating college again but with my masters!
What is one word that describes you? Passionate. When I start something I’m interested in, I don’t want to stop.