Kylee Ponder

Kylee Ponder
  • Class of 2012, M.Ed. 2013
  • Hometown: Franklin, VA
  • Major(s): Linguistics / Minor: Sociology
  • Archived Blogger

About Kylee Ponder

I’m out of Williamsburg and down the road in the beautiful city of Richmond. Come on now, could you really have expected me to move farther than a quick drive back to the city that holds my heart forever? I’m missing Williamsburg now – missing those students from my 2nd grade student teaching classroom, missing Blue Talon burgers on the grass in CW, missing drives on the Colonial Parkway with best friends, and definitely missing weekend breakfasts at Five Forks and Shorty’s.

But I’m having new experiences – new experiences teaching fourth graders, living on my own in RVA, getting to spend more time with college friends, making new connections, and eating my way through a city with some of the most delicious food that the United States has to offer (it’s not just my opinion, I swear…).

These new experiences are about to be incredible and life-changing and terrifying, but they wouldn’t be possible without all of the love, support, and preparation that William & Mary has given me. And that’s something that I’ll never forget, even when I’m not 45 minutes down the road anymore.

Posts by Kylee Ponder

Three Days.

I have three magical days left of student teaching. Three days left to get in all of the hugs that I can. Three days

One More.

At this point last year, I was relaxing in my hometown of Franklin, Virginia, sitting around a firepit with close friends, and reminiscing about

A William & Mary Wedding

I’m taking a bit of a “30-minute-I-need-to-stop-working-on-lesson-planning break” to write something that I’ve been meaning to write for the past few weeks, but simply

Fear of the Unknown

I drove home to Williamsburg yesterday afternoon from a whirlwind weekend. Friday, I headed up to Richmond, but not before stopping in Hanover to

The Real (People) World

For the past few months, I’ve been referring to my post-undergrad life as “being a real person,” having a “real person” apartment, with “real

The Green-Eyed Monster.

There has been a clock ticking away in my head for the past four years – one that has included mental alarms to many


During my college experience, weekends have served as a time to embrace my surroundings, which could mean anything from heading to a dance party

Teaching & Inspiring

Now that I’m back in Williamsburg (and consequently trying to find a job and not be bored), I’ve been online a lot—thumbing through pictures

Things That I’ve Come To Realize

I’ve been home for approximately three days after turning in the last undergraduate assignment of my life. And although that time has been spent