Ren Yantis

Ren Yantis

College & Career Readiness Teacher

Brownwood ISD

Brownwood, TX USA

Find your own path! Find out what it takes to be what you want to be and follow that path. Explore!


My road in life has taken me all over.
Biology Degree (with no idea what to do with it), so I immediately go back to school for Education courses
Teach science until my first child is born, then work at church as the youth and facility director
After a couple of years, go back to teaching....this time technology, but eventually leave the classroom for a district tech job
Go back to the science classroom (on short notice after late-August teacher resignation)
Move to a business tech teaching position because STAAR EOC chem & physics makes teaching science no fun (yes, we used to give state standardized tests in chem & physics!)
Follow my family to a new district and a new job in College & Career Readiness
....who knows?......


College & Career Readiness Teacher

I help 8th grade students start looking at their plans for life after high school.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Two words: middle schoolers! They are 13-14 years old, on the border between child and teen, and at any given moment they are ready to bolt but they have no idea what direction they should run. I am tasked with helping them choose a pathway for a career that they might want to do for the. rest. of. their. lives. You should see the looks on their faces...curiosity, confusion, unease, fear, terror... But we take the steps together to give them ownership of their life plans and paths.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Don't be afraid to try out a few things. Explore!

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Good kids go straight to college after high school!"