Trevor Boffone

Trevor Boffone

Spanish Teacher

Bellaire High School

Houston, TX USA

Real happiness is doing the things that bring you joy and bring you love.


By Roadtrip Nation

Trevor Boffone


My road in life has been direct.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
I was studying film at the University of Oklahoma and was happy and doing well—but when Hurricane Katrina hit, I had a change of heart and decided to move back home.
I moved back to New Orleans and decided to finish school and earn my degree in Spanish; however, I didn’t really have a plan for after college.
Unsure of the path I wanted to take, I knew I was technically qualified to teach, so I took a job as a Spanish and world history teacher at the same K-12 school I had graduated from.
After deciding I wasn’t where I wanted to be, I went back to school for my master’s and doctoral degrees—all the while, I kept teaching.
When I started teaching at my current school, my dad had recently passed away and I was at a low point—that’s when I started dancing with students and using social media to have more fun with my job.
Since then, I’ve been using dancing and music to have fun and connect with my students.
Keep following my journey


High School
Spanish Language and Literature
Loyola University New Orleans
Hispanic Studies
Villanova University
Spanish-Latinx Cultural Studies
University of Houston


Spanish Teacher

I teach high school Spanish and am known for using dance to connect with my students.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I'm a morning person so I'm usually productive early in the day. I try to go to the gym or get some writing done in the morning. Starting the day by doing something for me puts me in the right state of mind. At school, my day is all over the place in the best way! I teach five classes and will plan, attend meetings, or do trainings when I'm not in class. My room is a hot spot at lunch. This is my favorite part of the day because we can have deeper, meaningful conversations and make videos!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Be your authentic self. That's your best route to connecting with your students and feeling happy and confident in your career.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hispanic Studies
Spanish-Latinx Cultural Studies


Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress
Death and Loss