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Sonya Francis - English



  • B.A., English - University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Currently working on M.A. Ed. - University of Missouri - St. Louis



I love to travel, practice and teach yoga, read, write creatively, garden, cook, snowboard (when I can), and bike!

What is your favorite thing about your career?

The first is the element of constant surprise. The second is the element of constant growth.

If your weren't a teacher, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t a teacher I would be a travel agent, publisher, or beach bum. 

What teacher(s) had the greatest impact on you?

It’s hard to pick just one teacher that had the greatest impact on me. Mrs. Stover, my high school Journalism teacher. I had her for two years but spent as much time in her room as possible. She started a consistent fire for my love of language while also providing an awesome community. Then, Mr. Webel and Mr. Graham. They were my AP English and AP World History teachers. They taught a dual class and they both expected so much of me and the rest of my peers. I was inspired and excited due to challenge because of their class. And finally, Joanna Eleftheriou was a creative writing college professor of mine for three out of my four years at Mizzou. She showed me that word can take love and intellect to uncharted territories.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

I don’t have a favorite vacation spot but recently I’ve been having a real desire to see Cuba!