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Meet Leo Herrera

Current title/school? Biology teacher at Belton High School

What inspires you to work in Belton ISD? Trying to get kids inspired in science.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I keep aquariums and terrariums in my classroom that currently house fish, a tarantula, a pacman frog and an orb-weaver spider. I started this hobby to fight boredom during quarantine, and look where it is now — I'm in the process of starting a "tank club" at BHS where students can come in to learn about tank-keeping, feeding the pets and maybe build a tank of their own.

What was a pivotal moment in your career? Realizing my nerdiness is contagious to the students. Never hold back your personality in the classroom.

Academics? Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University

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Sept. 20, 2021