Chelsea Wallace’s adventurous live brings her to travel the world and swim with sharks

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Chelsea Wallace demonstrating one of her many yoga poses.

Adeline Anderson, Staff Writer

Chelsea Wallace is a math teacher at Buena high school where she would help kids in Math 1 and Math 2 Honors. Outside of class, however, she is passionate about teaching yoga, traveling the world, and hiking. Wallace has been teaching four years at Buena but previously taught math at Balboa middle school for three years. 

Wallace loves all of her students and craves the daily interactions that she used to have before COVID-19. 

“My favorite part of teaching is my students and encouraging them to do their best, almost like being their cheerleader with math and life,” Wallace said. 

Senior Reesa Segovia was a student of Wallace’s a couple of years ago and has stayed in touch with Wallace ever since. 

“Mrs. Wallace impacts Buena by making it a better place overall,” Segovia said, “her positive attitude changes the environment of Buena and just contributes to the overall vibe of the school.” 

Segovia enjoys Wallace’s mindfulness BARK class because it is a good break to step back and relax in between her busy class schedule. Wallace has also taught some yoga poses in her BARK class to help calm her students. 

“I started practicing yoga in high school to help with my anxiety, it focused on my breathing and  calmed my breathing, also I really liked the fun energy movements,” Wallace said. 

Wallace continued practicing yoga in college and when she started teaching math. Then later began teaching yoga in a studio August of 2019. 

Mrs. Wallace impacts Buena by making it a better place overall,” Segovia said, “her positive attitude changes the environment of Buena and just contributes to the overall vibe of the school.”

Wallace has traveled to so many places, that it was difficult  for her to choose her top three favorite destinations. Wallace’s top three places that she has been to is Spain, South Africa, and Peru. 

Wallace went to Spain with her husband for their anniversary, she loved the beautiful views and delicious food that Spain has to offer. “I love how close everything is so you are walking from one place to the next” Wallace said.

Wallace went to South Africa immediately after she graduated from Buena with her family and church. This trip was super thrilling and adventurous for Wallace because she went shark diving with great white sharks. 

Lastly, Wallace loved Peru and all of the outstanding views and hiking trails she went on with her husband for their anniversary. One of her favorite trails that she went on led up to the Machu Picchu Mountains. “The views were outstanding and so beautiful,” said Wallace.

Overall, Wallace has made multiple contributions to Buena that have made it a better place for students. She hopes to travel soon again and has some big traveling plans in the upcoming years.