Science Teacher, Link Crew Coordinator
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. After 15 years as a Chef in restuarants from the Oregon coast to The Cheesecake Factory in Tulsa, Jim recently jumped at the opportunity to become the Director of Child Nutrition for Okmulgee Public Schools. He is thouroughly enjoying creating tasty and healthy dishes, that will soon be served in our cafeterias.
We have three boys that always keep us on our toes! Our oldest, Skyler, is a freshman and loves school. It's rare to find him without a book in his hand. He has big plans to become a biomedical engineer and develop robotic prosthetics. Jacob is our seventh grader and is constantly cracking us up! He loves to perform and is so creative. Digital media designing is definitely in his future. Our youngest is starting fourth grade this year. Austin loves being outside and is a complete daredevil! Baskball and baseball are always his first picks but he also enjoys just hanging out in the pool.
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.