Joyce Gray loves learning about cultures and languages through travel and personal experiences. As a lifelong teacher of English, Spanish, and ESL, she delights in sharing these interests with others. Joyce also works with foreign exchange students, which enables her to combine her love of young people, cultures, and travel.
Joyce grew up in rural west Texas with an intense curiosity about the world. She graduated summa cum laude from Tarleton State University, but her education only began there. She continually endeavors to discover the connections between literature, history, art, languages, and the people who have created them. She believes travel reveals all aspects of culture in the most meaningful and memorable way.
Joyce taught at Strawn, TX, for many years, then went to Graham, TX, and currently teaches Spanish at Brock, TX. She learns from her students, just as they do from her. Over the years, Joyce has led student trips to Costa Rica, New York, and Washington, D.C. She enjoys taking exchange students to see the sites and rich cultural history of Texas: the capitol in Austin, the Alamo and other Spanish missions in San Antonio, the German heritage of Fredericksburg, NASA in Houston, the cultural melting pot of Galveston, and more!
Joyce lives with her life partner Robert in Mineral Wells, TX, and they share several kids and grandkids, who bring them so much joy. Recent adventures include trips to Alaska, Colorado, and Arizona. Joyce loves to write essays, editorials, and stories, and is a compulsive journal writer since the age of eight. In every spare moment, Joyce is reading, writing, tending to the yard, and planning her next trip!