Buckaroo Spotlight: Aug 18

Highlighting the people who make our district GREAT!

The Buckaroo Spotlight is on...CHARLA SOTO!

We have a great staff at BISD, and we want you to get to know them a little better!

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What is your position with BISD?

Special Education Resource

How many years have you been with Breckenridge ISD?


How many total years do you have in education?


Share a little bit about your family.

I’m widowed with four adult children all of whom are married and three have children of their own! I currently have eight grandchildren (see picture). I’m also very close to my three brothers and their families.

Where did you grow up (hometown)?

Military brat here- I grew up all over, but I call Gail, TX my hometown

If you attended or are attending college, where did you go?

Angelo State University

If you are a teacher, where have you taught previously? If you are not a teacher, what other jobs have you held prior to coming to BISD?

Big Spring ISD, Borden County ISD, Lubbock ISD

Describe your favorite teacher growing up.

Sue Jane Mayes - caring, involved, fun, knowledgeable, the best!!

What was your favorite subject in school?


Why did you choose education as a career choice?

Make a difference

What does success look like in your classroom?

Relationships, students knowing that I care, students trying and giving me their best

What advice do you have for students?

Try your best. Be kind

What advice do you have for parents?

Be involved in your child’s education

What advice do you have for a first-year teacher?

Don’t take anything personally

What is your ideal vacation spot?

Mountains or the beach are both are ideal

What is your favorite quote?

This too shall pass

What is your favorite movie?

Dazed and Confused (sorry- I know…)

What is your favorite food?

Noodles- Italian, Asian, most any style

What do you do in your spare time (hobbies, etc)?

Read, listen to podcasts or watch videos about true crime, watch movies or Netflix

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Why?

Wherever I can be close to my family- connections