Introducing Baby Bevins

Alicia Dofelmier, Staff Writer

A few months ago one of Rosary’s beloved English teachers welcomed a baby girl into their family. I had the chance to interview Mr. Bevins about his new baby girl. Before we get into how Mr. Bevins feels about his baby girl, for those of you that don’t know who Mr. Bevins is, here is some background information. Mr. Bevins first met his wife when his best friend took her out on a few dates. They have been together since 2014. He has been coaching at Rosary for over 10 years and teaching for about eight. If you take Honors English I or II, you’ll have Mr. Bevins as your teacher. And, it was just confirmed that he will also be teaching AP Literature and Composition for next year.

Mr. Bevins’s favorite memory from Rosary would have to be either giving the Rosary Day Speech or winning CIF with the Water Polo team. Now that you know a little about who this incredible teacher, is here is what Mr. Bevins had to say about his new baby.

Q: What is your baby’s name?

A: Rylee Jane Marie Bevins.

Q: Do you think she’ll attend Rosary?

A: I hope she will attend Rosary. If she is anything like my wife, she will love Red and Gold. 

Q: What are your hopes for her?

A: This is a loaded question. I want her to find something in life she is passionate about. I want her to go on adventures and create her own path in the world. I want her to be empathetic and accepting of all people. I want her to be a good friend. I want her to be honest. I want her to know that loving others is the most important thing she will ever do. 

Rylee with her Dad (Photo provided by: Mr. Bevins)

Q: What does it feel like to be a new dad?

A: It is hard to explain what it is like to be a new dad. It is exciting and terrifying. It is exhausting and rejuvenating. It is overwhelming and amazing. It’s like all of the most important things in life — it is difficult but so very worth it and centered on absolute love for someone other than yourself. 

Q: Anything else that you’d like to share about Rylee?

A: I learn things from my students every day on how to be a good father. They give me advice and insight into what it is like to grow up as a girl in the world today. If I turn out to be a good dad, I will owe a lot of it to all the amazing young women I have met while working at Rosary. 

Well Royals I hope this interview gave you a little more insight into who both Rylee and Mr. Bevins are. And if you ever happen to see Rylee be sure to compliment her on her enunciation because according to Ms. Young, “Rylee read a few poems at the water polo game during halftime and I was very impressed with her enunciation.” And if you would like to see more pictures of Rylee be sure to stop by Mr. Bevins room as I am sure he would be more than happy to talk about Rylee with you.