Rae Lynn Bauer
Rae Lynn Bauer graduated from Plymouth High School in 1990. She worked various jobs to supportherself through college, including cheese factories, book binding companies, and special-needs facilities. Most notably, Rae Lynn was promoted to Assistant Manager for Wal-Mart during her final year of college. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 1995, majoring in Spanish and minoring in Finance. A couple of years after college, she grew tired of the bitter cold winters and moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
It was in Oklahoma City that Rae Lynn found a new career and her future husband. She began working for the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce as their Accounts Receivable Clerk and Newsletter Editor and met her husband, Jay, while playing softball. She followed Jay to Midland, Texas and continued her non-profit work as the Events Specialist with the Odessa Convention & Visitors Bureau and later as the Director of Communications of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.
Rae Lynn and Jay were married in Colorado Springs in 2000 and had their first child, Koy, in 2003. Rae Lynn took on the role of full-time Mom while Jay furthered his career and moved the family to Perryton, Texas. Their second child, Courtney was born in Liberal, Kansas in 2005. Courtney was born with a heart defect, which prompted the family to move to the Denver area. Courtney’s health improved by the time she turned two, so the family decided to settle in Byers. Rae Lynn continued to work full-time taking care of her two children. In 2009, Kyla arrived and completed the family.
In the fall of 2013, acknowledging the fact that her children were all in school, Rae Lynn began employment as a substitute teacher for the Byers School District. Debbie Cowell then prompted her to apply for the Jr. & Sr. High School Special Education Aide position; where she enjoyed working with some really gifted students. Desiring to take a more active role in the education of the students at Byers High School, Rae Lynn received her statement of eligibility to teach Spanish, English and Special Education in the spring of 2015. Rae Lynn looks forward to completing the Alternative Licensing progam this year while teaching High School English.