• Meet Our Brazos High School Teachers!

     

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Mr. Bays

9th-12th Math Teacher 

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas
Masters in Business Administration from Texas Tech University
Masters in School Counseling from University of Texas at Tyler.
 
This is my 15th year in education.  I have taught 6th grade math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and Pre-Calculus. 
"I love math as there are many different ways to get there, but only one correct answer"
 
 

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Ms. Cason

ELAR 9-12

  • 5th year at Brazos High School
  • 15th year teaching public school

After earning my bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism at UT Austin, I traveled to Ghana for 3 months. Upon my return, I worked a variety of photography jobs in Austin before moving to the Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona. There, I helped  a family with sheep herding and homestead chores on a remote part of the reservation. I wrote articles and photographed for the Navajo-Hopi Observer part time. Next, I worked full time as a photojournalist for the Sedona Red Rock News, Camp Verde Journal and Cottonwood Journal Extra in Central Arizona. I took another trip to Ghana before returning to Austin, Texas where I took a part-time teaching job at Travis County Community Supervision and Corrections Department. I taught English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and GED. I enjoyed teaching and continued in adult education working for Avance Austin, Lifeworks and Austin Community College until I began working on my teacher certification in 2007. Since then, I have been a teacher of middle school math, special education, ESOL and high school English in Austin, Houston and Tucson, Arizona. I have lived in Waco for 5 years and love living here while teaching English at Brazos High School. 

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ― Louis L'Amour  



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Mr. Miles

Inclusion Teacher

Tarleton State University- Bachelor's of Science- Psychology
Certified Life Coach
 
I am in my 4th year as an inclusion teacher at Brazos High School. I am a proud alumni of the WacoISD school system. I have always considered myself a teacher, working with young people my entire adult life. I enjoy seeing students' eyes and mouths open wide when they learn something new. I strive each day to help students become better than they were yesterday through tough love and accountability. 
 
 
"If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents" ~African Proverb

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Dr. Neese

9-12 US History

After dropping out of high school I decided to return to school to earn my high school diploma. I graduated in 1987 from Penn High School located in Mishawaka, Indiana and began my collegiate studies the following year. I first attended Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I studied Accounting and Data Processing. I then attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where I studied Criminal Justice and Sociology. Next, I attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where I studied Criminal Justice and Urban and Environmental Affairs. I then attended El Centro College in Dallas, Texas where I studied Religion and Legal Studies. My next school was Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia where I studied Law. This was followed by attending Temple College in Temple, Texas where I studied Economics and Geography. I moved on to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where I studied History and Education. I have now moved on to attend Texas A&M University Central Texas in Killeen, Texas where I have studied History and Criminal Justice and am still attending and studying Education. Overall I have accumulated over 500 college credit hours with the following degrees: B.S., M.A., M.CJ., M.Ed., and J.D. and will have another M.Ed. in Leadership in December 2020. I started my teaching career at the Garza County Detention Center located in Post, Texas in 2012. I then taught at Alice ISD in Alice, Texas at their DAEP campus for one year. I joined Waco ISD in 2014 teaching at Brazos High School where I still teach Social Studies. My wife and I live in Belton, Texas with our two dogs and one cat. We enjoy spending time with my two daughters and our three grandchildren. Through my life I have applied a phrase told to me by two of my mentors, “Use whatever gifts you have to serve others.”

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Mr. Pedrotti

9-12 Science 

Southwest Texas State University

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Mathematics-1989

Texas State Technical College

  • Associates of Applied Science in Semiconductor Manufacturing-1999

19 years experience in teaching. 

  • 15 years at Texas State Technical College
  • 3 years at Marlin ISD

 

"Science is made up of so many things that appear obvious after they are explained". -Frank Herbert

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Mrs. Suter

ELAR 9-12

My name is Olivia Suter, I am a native Wacoan. I went to MCC, transferred to Baylor for my Bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education, and finished off my education at Texas Woman’s University where I received my Masters in Library Science. I will be starting my eighth year of teaching in the 22-23 school year. I taught for two years in WISD, and five years in CSISD, and I am happy to be coming back to WISD! I have a wonderful husband, Anthony, of nine years and an amazing little boy, Wynn, who keeps us both on our toes. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, listening to music, all things Disney, and traveling. My favorite thing about education is building relationships with each student, and seeing them blossom throughout the year.

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Mr. Taylor

My name is Scott Taylor. I am the 18 + coordinator @ Brazos High School. I have 18 years of teaching experience.

I taught 2 years at Dawson High School, and I have spent the last 16 years @ Waco ISD.

I have also coached football and softball @ Waco High School.

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Mrs. Torres

My name is Deedra Torres and I am the Compensatory Education Homebound Instructor (CEHI)
Graduate of MCC with Associates in Business
Phi Theta Kappa- National Honor Society of Colleges
Graduate of Tarleton State University- Business Administration
Certifications:  English 6-12, Special Education- K-12, ESL- K-12, Business Administration 6-12,
Generalist 4-8
Worked for Methodist Children’s Home/ University Charter School for 12 years
Starting my 7th  year in Waco ISD.


"Nine-tenths of education is encouragement". – Anatole France

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Mr. Villarreal

SIT Teacher-26 years in education

Vietnam War Veteran

Baylor University Graduate.