High school welcomes new biology teacher

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High school welcomes new biology teacher

New teacher Mrs. Croft assists her freshmen biology students with a fun lab assignment.

New teacher Mrs. Croft assists her freshmen biology students with a fun lab assignment.

New teacher Mrs. Croft assists her freshmen biology students with a fun lab assignment.

New teacher Mrs. Croft assists her freshmen biology students with a fun lab assignment.

Keeley Wright, Staff Writer

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A former blackcat-turned-bulldog has now become a mighty Teague Lion. Over the summer, quite a few staff positions have changed, or have been filled by new teachers. Leslie Croft, who will be going on her 12th year as an educator, has decided to spend the year with us.

Croft attended Texas A&M at Kingsville and earned her bachelor of science degree in biology. She is highly qualified and has formerly taught various science courses in Mexia, Wortham, and Rice.

“The biggest adjustment I had to make from my last position to this one was the transition from teaching junior physics to teaching freshman biology,” Croft said.

Although freshman biology is an EOC course, Croft hopes to instill in her students bigger lessons beyond preparing for the STAAR.

“Most importantly, I look forward to building relationships with students and watching [them] gain maturity and knowledge,” Croft said.

Despite the big change, it seems as though her students think she’s doing a great job.

“I think Mrs. Croft really cares about us and wants us to do well,” freshman Maggie Wright said. “She gives great instructions. Plus, she has a pet lizard.”