Sherman teacher gets a Makeover

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

It was makeover day for one local teacher; students from Sherman High School arraigned a salon and shopping day for one of their favorite teachers.

Saturday was a day full of changes for one Sherman teacher. Anthony Escobedo was chosen for a makeover and KXII caught it all on tape.

"Today I've been talked into getting my hair cut, all 12 inches of this off, I'm gonna donate it to locks of love and got for a shorter haircut," said Escobedo.

"He's the perfect candidate, he's fun, everyone loves him at school, and we just want to see a new do," said Abigail Glavy, a Sherman High senior.

But a new do isn't all Sherman High School teacher Anthony Escobedo received. He got a complete overhaul, from tresses to toes. After hitting Tangles Salon, he was whisked off to Kohl's for a new outfit, although he says he didn't need a wardrobe intervention.

"I don't believe I have any clothes they find to be undesirable, but if I do, yes, I will give them up to charity," said Escobedo

The girls told a slightly different story, suggesting that his purple shirt-and purple undershirt combo aren't his best look.

While picking shoes, there was a heated debate about whether or not men should wear sandals. The students said no and Escobedo went with new closed shoes.

At the end of Saturday’s make-over everyone seemed really pleased with the results.

"I think he looks great, it's a fun, fresh look, something he wouldn't pick out for himself, so it's a nice update from his old style," said Melanie Littlefield, a student at SHS.

"At the beginning of the day, I was very nervous. Change, just in general can be nerve-wracking, but I'm glad I did it, my hair's gone, I got a new outfit thanks to Kohl's and get to wake up tomorrow and have a brand new day," said Escobedo.

Escobedo says he thinks everyone will be like by his new look. As for the students, they say they'd love to make-over any other teacher ready to accept their challenge.

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  • by A Concerned Precal Student Location: Sherman on Mar 14, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    The hairstyle and clothes do not make the teacher. He is a teacher of mine and just so happens to be a good one for that matter. Just because he might have 12 inch long hair doesn't mean he is a bad teacher or "too close" to his students. It means he has long hair and wants to donate it to a good cause. Is that so horrible? If the administration had enough confidence in him to hire him in the first place, the community should have the decency to respect their decision.
  • by Escobedo Location: Sherman on Mar 14, 2008 at 09:30 AM
    As for the length of my hair, normally it was worn pulled back into a ponytail and back upon itself, giving the illusion that it was much shorter. Also, my hair really has no effect on my ability to teach. The length of my hair does not discount the facts that I have recieved a bachelor's and master's degree from Austin College, or that I started college full time at 16 and I am blessed to be very intelligent. I even wore my hair in cornrow braids to school this year, as I have also done in the past during my 6 years of teaching here at SHS. It is frustrating to think that anyone would have a thought as to what a "professional" hairstyle is, as this would seem to close off doors for certain individuals. I do believe there are boundaries, but they are not always as restrictive as we think. Two thoughts in closing 1) I hope that I inspire, encourage, and motivate the young people that populate my school by being me. and 2)I also am not sure whether this is a news-worthy story.....
  • by Escobedo Location: Sherman on Mar 14, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    WOW...Interesting Comments. To clear up things, one of the girls in the story is the news editor of the Sherman High Newspaper. She wanted to give a couple of teachers from this school a makeover. I was the only one of the 3 or 4 she asked who obliged. I don't know who paid for it. I was unaware cameras would be there till the day before, and was not doing it for any kind of personal publicity. While I am their friend, I also have their respect in and out of the classroom. I do my best to support them in all their endeavors...athletics, academics, choir, musicals, etc. In this case, you have two students who want to pursue journalism as a career who found a story that they deemed relevant and interesting to the SHS audience. She(the editor) then made all the contacts necessary to make it happen, including calling the news station. In doing so, she made valuable contacts and gained journalistic experience for her future.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2008 at 04:27 PM
    people don't be jealous,maybe he is more of a friend to your kid or kids than you are a parent to them.don't hate ,I think its cool.
  • by Betty Location: Sherman on Mar 11, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    I agree this teacher needs to take a step away from the kids. Don't be their friend! Be their teacher, and respect the professional boundaries. KXII, this was nothing more than a commercial for a hair salon, shame on you. Stick to news.
  • by Lisa Location: Sherman on Mar 11, 2008 at 06:53 AM
    I don't know if Jesus had long hair - but, I am curious as to who all paid for this 'makeover'. Did the students - their parents? Isn't this a little too 'teacher being close to HIS female students' - ish
  • by Kim Location: Sherman on Mar 10, 2008 at 01:44 PM
    It is 2008! For GOD sake Jesus had long hair!
  • by Mrs. Allen Location: Sherman on Mar 10, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    I don't think the hair makes the person or how well they can teach. I think that we spend too much time on what we look like than our abilities. He is a very wonder and inspiring individual. Great teacher with good values. Please re-read why he had grown his hair, to make a differance to a child who has cancer. You look great! Keep up the good work, you doing a great job. Young Life and the high school should feel priviledged to have you on board.
  • by Harry on Mar 10, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    What does this mean? Escobedo says he thinks everyone will be like by his new loo
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Mar 10, 2008 at 07:58 AM
    Ok, if you are going to be a teacher you need to dress and act like a teacher should I cannot believe Sherman High School would hire someone like this, no I take that back yes I can
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