Candace Balderas graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Exercise Sports Science. During her time as an undergraduate, she had the opportunity to work with K-12 students as a volunteer and as a community engagement officer. Her experiences working with young student from diverse backgrounds helped shaped her love for education and her desire to promote higher education.
Candace served her residency year in a 9th grade biology classroom under the leadership of her mentor teacher, Ms. Morelus. Throughout the year she was able to build meaningful experiences and relationships not only with her mentor teacher, but also with her students. She aspires to teach Biology and Anatomy & Physiology.
Currently, Candace is taking classes towards her Master’s in Education from UNT Dallas. She hopes that the degree along with her residency year will help sculpt her into a well-rounded teacher. Outside of work, Candace enjoys reading, spending time with her fiancé and family; and playing rugby with her club team in Fort Worth
Upon successful completion of her residency year, Candace received and accepted a full time teaching position teaching Life Science at Molina High School in Dallas ISD where she currently teaches.