Book Lover. Dog-Mom. Teacher. Wannabe Chef. Traveler. Wife. Librarian.
Hello! My name is Candice Curran, and I’m in the last semester of the SHSU MLS program. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Texas A&M University in 2007. I taught English II- English IV for eight years at two different high schools in Southeast Texas, Port Neches-Groves High School and Lumberton High School, and I am currently in my second year as the librarian at Lumberton High School. I feel extremely lucky that I was chosen for this position. And although my library is a bit of a challenge, I hope that my studies at SHSU will allow me to create an amazing learning space for all students.
I have been married for four years to a wonderful man, Tom, who recently graduated with his degree in chemical engineering from Lamar University. Tom is originally from Manchester, UK, but he LOVES Texas and has acclimated quite well since he moved to Houston almost eight years ago. We have one dog, Pepper Curran, and she is the light of our lives. She is a seven year old chihuahua that we rescued a year ago. I really don’t know what we did without her!
I have many hobbies, and most of them revolve around traveling and/or food. Since my husband’s family is overseas, we have the opportunity to travel to Europe once or twice each year. This summer we were able to travel to England, Switzerland, and France to visit family and to Canada for my cousin’s wedding. Needless to say, it was a great, fun, exhausting summer. Even before meeting my husband, I’ve always had an interest in European culture, foods, and, languages. Now, I have the ability to explore those interests more often. I also truly enjoy cooking and trying new and different foods. Cooking my way of destressing after a tough day, and it is my creative outlet.
When it comes to reading, I love classic literature, historical fiction, and young adult literature. I enjoy reading classics like The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, and Les Miserables, but I also enjoy new, more contemporary literature like the Selection series or any John Green novel. Since I started teaching high school, I’ve found that I can read most anything and take interest in it. But I can’t help myself, I am a sucker for teenage vampire/wizard love triangles and dystopian dramas.