Meet Ms. Bauder – English Teacher and EOTH Newspaper Adviser


Carlee Miller, Author

Hey Canes! Have you ever wondered who the adviser behind the Eye of the Hurricane School Newspaper is?  You’re in luck. Meet Ms. Bauder! Enjoy the interview.

Where did you go to college and what did you major in?

I went to a college called Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. I majored in English and minored in Secondary Education 7-12.

What did you like about that college/university?

I liked the small-town college town I was in. There were cool restaurants, shops, and fun things to do. There is a lot of freedom in going to college.

What were you involved in while you were in high school or college?

I played sports in high school and college. I played soccer and softball in high school. I played just soccer in college. I was also involved in the National Honor Society and student council.

Why did you become a teacher, and why specifically an English one?

I had some really awesome English teachers in high school. They were inspiring, helpful, and fun, and helped me to love English. I originally wanted to be an orthodontist, but got a little lazy and didn’t really want to do all the schooling for that career.

What classes do you teach, and what grades?

I teach English 1 (mostly 9th grade), English 2 (mostly 10th grade), and Digital Journalism Elective (All grade levels)

What is your favorite book you teach?

I love teaching the Great Gatsby! It is the best classic out there! It is fun, wild, and still relatable to today’s society. I also like ANY AND ALL literature by Edgar Allan Poe.

Why should people take Digital Journalism?

It is a fun and easy, did I say easy, EASY elective! There is a lot of freedom to it too, you can write about pretty much whatever you want to, interview whoever you want to, and have fun with the content.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I like to do most of the instructing, but you also have to allow the students to do a lot on their own. I learn, we learn, you learn is what I like to work with.

What is something you like about our school district?

The district has a great education. It is hard to say maybe now, recovering from Covid and the pandemic, but I came from schools that did not have structure, standards, or anything. This district is a good district and the education and tools are there. It is our job to put them in place for all students.

What does a perfect day look like to you?

At school or at home? I love just hanging out relaxing and getting to sleep in. Sleep is a key component when you are a teacher! Taking time away from the classroom is also a key component. I put my heart and soul into this career and it is okay to take time for yourself. I learned that over the years.

Thanks for reading and thanks to Ms. Bauder for the wonderful interview!