Coach Guest is new to our school, and to teaching. But being new hasn’t stopped her from getting involved. Along with teaching four class periods, she is the assistant volleyball and girls soccer coach.
“I’ve been coaching longer than I’ve been teaching, so I definitely feel more comfortable coaching,” she said, “but I don’t think I can say I like one more than the other.”
The volleyball team is having an outstanding season so far with a running tally of 21-3. Coach Guest sees a lot of improvement in the team.
“I don’t see us slowing down anytime soon,” she said.
She is looking forward to meeting the soccer team when the season starts. So far, she’s been enjoying getting to know the volleyball girls.
“They are a joy to be around and to coach, and some of my best laughs come from practice or volleyball class period.”
But coaching is only half of Coach Guest’s job. She also teaches sophomore World History.
“All types of history intrigue me. In high school math and science were my favorite subjects, but when I got to college and started taking the higher level classes history started to interest me more,” she said.
She earned her BA in Sociology from Trinity University to “learn more about human interaction and societal development.” She also played volleyball at Trinity and was a member of Gamma Chi Delta sorority. After graduating, she returned to Trinity to earn her Master’s in teaching. She spent the first half of last school year interning at Jackson Middle School and the other half at MacArthur High School.
On the first day of her teaching career, Coach Guest admits she was anxious.
“I was mainly nervous about knowing the school atmosphere and environment,” she said.
Coach Guest has now made it through the start of the year and has successfully launched her teaching career.
“I’m having a great time and experience so far. Everyone’s help and support has made this first seven weeks so much easier.”