Bayless Board Officers 2021-2022
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Career Goals: Physician
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: I absolutely love the time I get to spend with my mentee each week; from working on his reading skills to playing games, each visit is full of fun. It has been extremely rewarding to watch my mentee grow over time in his academics as well as witness him become a more independent, confident, and intrigued student. Going to Bayless is truly the highlight of my week.
Hometown: Katy, TX
Career Goals: Dentist
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: I love how I am always able to laugh with my mentee. We have some of the most fun moments together and it makes me truly value the company of a younger “sibling” seeing as how I never got that opportunity as I was the younger sibling to my older brother. Being a mentee truly helps to make some of the toughest days become the brightest ones!
Karla de la Garza
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Career Goals: Physicians Advocate (PA) - not sure what field, but leaning towards Anesthesiology
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: I love getting to connect with students that I would not have had the opportunity to connect with. Every interaction with a student at Bayless has been a blessing and leaves me wanting to give back more. From one-on-one interactions, to meeting my mentees' friends, to having the privilege of mentoring a student whose parent had passed, I have loved every second I spend with my mentees. Working as a Bayless Mentor for the past three years has taught me patience, understanding, and how to foster a connection with a student so that they feel safe and comfortable to be mentored. I am incredibly thankful for my time at Bayless Elementary and the opportunity to continue to serve.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Career Goals: Retirement
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: Spending time with Bayless students.
Major: Mathematics (pre-med)
Hometown: Austin, TX
Career Goals: Becoming an Ob/gyn
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: Getting to see the goofy things my mentee does and knowing that she's comfortable enough around me to be goofy.
Member at Large
Major: Honors Sciences and the Humanities
Hometown: Bedford, TX
Career Goals: Physician, but I want to specialize in pediatrics.
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: The best part about being a mentor is the friendship you develop with your mentee. With my mom being a former elementary school teacher, every week we devise creative new ways to sneak education into our time together, from reading (every person can appreciate a good story) to creating a diary to math games. I love both the planning and trying to execute those plans every week. However, in the moments where my mentee and I could stop laughing or the times where she would say that she loves me, I am completely satisfied.
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Career Goals: Orthodontist
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: I cherish the opportunity to teach and to learn alongside my mentee. Watching my mentee progress scholastically, as well as personally, has been a truly unique experience. I will carry these moments with me forever.
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Career Goals: My future goal is to attend Medical School and pursue a career in Sports Medicine.
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: Over the past two years of being a Bayless mentor, I have really enjoyed getting to work with the Bayless students and getting to know the Bayless faculty and staff. My favorite part of being a mentor is working directly with my mentee and forming a friendship with them.
Campus Involvement Coordinator
Major: Human Development Family Sciences, Psychology
Hometown: Colleyville, TX
Career Goals: Teacher/School Counselor
Favorite part of being a Bayless Mentor: I love getting to build relationships with my students at Bayless. Being there with them every week makes a huge difference in their lives and I love being able to make that impact! There's nothing better than seeing how happy the students are when their mentors come!!
For more information on becoming a Bayless mentor, please contact Stacy Poteet at firstname.lastname@example.org