High school senior to chase dream of being teacher at UHV

Kayla Ready, a recent graduate of A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, got the call to be a teacher about three years ago.

Kayla Ready
Kayla Ready

“I started teaching Sunday school at my church for little kids, and it came easily to me,” Ready said.

She’s planning to pursue her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher by joining the FIRST 200 freshmen at the University of Houston-Victoria and earning her bachelor’s degree in education.

“It’s close to home, and it looks like a good town to go to college,” Ready said. “I’m not the big city kind of girl.”

Ready said she is excited to be a part of the groundbreaking FIRST 200.

“All my friends think it’s cool because they’re going to colleges where there have always been freshmen, and I’m one of the first ones to go to UHV,” she said.

Ready likes to draw wildlife, and she participated in several extracurricular activities while she was in high school. These included the Bee County Youth Board, National Honors Society and Bee County 4-H Ambassadors Club.

She also was member of a local 4-H Club. In competitions, she entered show chickens, cooking and artwork.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler