College of Health Professions
Hello! My name is Anita Respondek and I am from Mission, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.
I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). After working in our field for almost 30 years, I decided to move forward into education. With my love of my profession, I went back to school after 25 years away and earned my BS in Respiratory Care (cum laude :) I am now a full-time instructor at South Texas College in McAllen. I am passionate about passing along the skills, knowledge, and compassion to the next generation of respiratory therapists who will be caring for patients for years to come. I am about halfway completed with grad school, and hoping to graduate in Fall 2023. My advice would be this, “You can do it! Find a few good companions with whom you can bounce your ideas and problems around. Make your goals and stick with them. You CAN do it!”
My husband, Jeff, is an Air Force veteran who farms. This season's crops consist of corn, grain sorghum, sunflowers, and sesame. We have been married 30 years and have 2 wonderful young adult children who are both in Arlington. My pastimes include paper crafting, animal rescue, and finding the next excellent concert to attend with one of my kiddos. Our favorites are anything alternative but especially Twentyone Pilots.