JANUARY MODEL RAM: Kirby Jameson
January 01, 2019
Name: Kirby Jameson
Please give us a little bit of your background, your hobbies, what you like to do you in your spare time, etc.
I was born and raised in Seminole, daughter of a teacher and a farmer. I moved to San Antonio after graduating from ASU in 1984 and began teaching and coaching. I love all sports, participating and watching them. Golf is the current passion.
What is your current occupation?
After teaching and coaching volleyball for 23 years at Clark High School, I became an assistant athletic director for Northside ISD.
While at ASU were you involved in any organizations or teams and what was your role?
I was a setter on the ASU volleyball team for four years and played with amazing teammates. Most of them became teachers and coaches as well.
In what ways did ASU help you to achieve your goals after graduation?
ASU prepared me to have confidence to walk into a high school classroom and teach students who were 4-5 years younger than I. Looking back now, the only explanation is that my experiences at ASU prepared me for that.
What skills did you take away from ASU?
Organizational skills and time management were probably the two that had an immediate impact on me at ASU and after graduation. We all had to learn how to juggle everything a student/athlete does: classes, study, practice, road games and tournaments every weekend and how to have enough time to socialize - very important.
Were there any faculty or staff that made a difference for you during your time at ASU?
Kathleen Brasfield was the volleyball coach who later became the athletic director. She not only made a difference in my time at ASU, she made a huge difference in who I became as an adult. Other than my parents, she has had the biggest influence on my life.
What is one of your fondest memories of ASU?
Building relationships with people. Walking to and from the Women’s High Rise to classes with friends and teammates. Road trips for volleyball with four of us squeezed into the back seat of a van. Eating every single meal in the cafeteria and knowing almost every single person there.
Can you please provide a quote about your experience at ASU/what ASU means to you?
ASU was the best place for me to attend school. It is the perfect-sized University; large enough to have degree options, but small enough to get to know lots of people with the same interest. Anytime a high school student or their parents are talking about choices of schools, I talk about ASU and what a positive experience I had there. Every time I see an Angelo State sticker on a car in San Antonio, it makes me smile. So I honk and give them a Ram sign.