Okmulgee High School
Oklahoma State University
Northeastern State University
Bachelor of Science Major: Organismic Biology Minor: Chemistry
Oklahoma Teaching Certificate: Physical Science, Biological Sciences
Okmulgee High School Science
Twin Hills School
I met my husband while attending NSU in 1999. We were married as soon as I finished school in June 2001. Jim is the Executive Chef for The Cheesecake Factory in Tulsa. He loves entertaing our family and friends at our home. He can create a wonderful meal at the drop of a hat. A definate perk to being a chef's wife!
We have three boys that always keep us on our toes! Our oldest, Skyler, is an eigth grader and loves school. It's rare to find him without a book in his hand. Jacob is our sixth grader and is constantly cracking us up! He loves to perform and is so creative. Our youngest is starting third grade this year. Austin loves being outside and is a complete daredevil! He's my baby and he knows it.
After high school graduation, I attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and received a Bachelor's of Biology with a chemistry minor. For the next few years I worked at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Environmental Department. I traveled to all the Corps monitored tri-state area bodies of water to conduct water quality testing. I completed both field and laboratory testing and reported results to the public and different government agencies. When my first son was born, I became a stay-at-home mother for the next several years. By the time my youngest started school, I knew I wanted to share my love of learning and science with children and began the process to becoming a teacher.