Monica Waggoner

About Me

I have spent my entire 17-year career in education here in Aransas County because this is my home. I get to wake up every day and be a positive influence on our young community members that will, one day, lead this community. 


Mission Statement

The total education of a student comes from not only the academic content they learn in their classes, but from life experiences, social interactions, and challenges they face.  My job is to support and equip our staff at Fulton Learning Center with a safe and consistent educational environment so that they are prepared to help our students turn these experiences into resources for learning.


My Interests

I compete in 5K, 10K, and half marathon races.  Actually, to use the word compete is a bit of a stretch, but I enjoy running and challenging myself a little more with each race.  I am also the education chair for, and teach Sunday school at, Trinity Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi. I enjoy hunting and fishing with my husband and kids.  On the weekends, when our family is not busy at a game or meet of some sort,  we are outside, at our deer lease, at the beach, or just hanging out in the back yard.


Books and Links

I read constantly. Most of my reading is professional, but I always have a novel handy for those rare moments of down time. One book that has inspired me as an educator as well as a mother is Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder.  While he does not claim that this is a true disorder in the medical sense, he makes great points to show that our children will benefit from more time outdoors discovering nature and learning through problem-solving struggles.

My favorite novels are John Steinbeck's East of Eden and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The novels that my children enjoy reading with me are some of my favorites, Choosing Up Sides, by John Ritter, and one we have read more than a few times, Red Dog, by Bill Wallace.