Carol White

2nd Grade Teacher


I grew up in Fort Worth, Beaumont, and San Antonio. I've lived in Midland, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Monroe, LA, and the Netherlands. I've been back in the Fort Worth area for 35 years. I became a serious junior tennis player at 11 years old and played 350 days a year for ten years. My father was my coach, and I credit this experience for learning most of life's lessons. I went to Midland Jr. College and graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge with an Elementary Education Degree. After college, I became a teaching tennis pro and learned to "teach" from my father and a very wise tennis professional who was my mentor in Baton Rouge. I graduated from UNT with a Masters in counseling and went to TWU for my administration certificate. After teaching tennis, I entered the classroom 36 years ago and love it to this day. I've taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, along with being a school counselor for four years and an elementary principal for 14 years. My family includes my dog, four children, seven grandkids, and the greatest nephew and niece. My friends and students are like family to me.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A tennis coach and an elementary teacher

Why do you choose to work at CCA? I love CCA because it has high expectations for faculty and students. Jesus is the focus of all things. The atmosphere is friendly, supportive, and fun. Parents are our partners.

What is one fun fact about you? I lived in the Netherlands for four years and was able to go to language school and travel.

What is your favorite book of all time? In third grade, the Boxcar Children was the first book I did not want to end! It made me fall in love with reading. Then, as an adult, the Bible.

What is one thing that can instantly make your day better? Coffee

What do you like to do for fun? I like outdoor activities when the weather is 80 or below. - golf, all fishing but mostly fly fishing, walking, gardening, traveling, road trips to small towns, watching kids play sports, and when indoors, I like reading, puzzles, games, and organizing things that look like a hot mess!

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