Cynthia (Cyndi) Anderson
Although I've been teaching for eighteen years, I feel like I learn something new every time I enter the classroom with my students. I taught in Waller and McKinney before finding my home in Lovejoy fifteen years ago. Before realizing my true vocation in teaching, I earned my degree in Journalism from Texas A&M ('92). That degree opened the doors to radio reporting, magazine writing, and technical writing. However, I quickly found that my true joy came as a volunteer high school youth director both in Louisiana and in Houston. I have enjoyed working with students of all ages, yet I am overjoyed to work with high school students again and watch them develop into our future leaders.
Before coming to LHS last spring, I taught GT Integrated Studies at Hart Elementary for six years, then 5th and 6th grade Social Studies at SCIS, before finding my way to the high school last year. This year I have both freshman and seniors, and I love the diversity this brings to my day.
My other daily joys include my husband, Donnie, and our growing family. Our grown daughters are Camarie (26), Maddie (23), and Abigail (22). Our baby boy, Connor, is now a sophomore at LHS. Maddie brought us a son-in-law, JP, last September. Camarie is tying the knot next September, but I already think of her fiance, Jake, as part of our family as well.
In my spare time, I will either be reading or travelling. I spent three years as an expatriate in Singapore (1999-2002) which allowed me to visit many places in Asia. I also travel regularly to the Czech Republic and other parts of Europe. Every time I travel, I try to purchase a book and a piggy bank. This has the resulted in quite the collection of both books and pigs!
My goal for the year is to inspire students to discover the world and themselves through literature. At the same time, I hope to be their cheerleader as they find their confidence, creativity, and clarity in writing.