8th Grade Teacher
Catoosa High School, Catoosa, OK (May 1983)
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK (May 1996)
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK (December 2004)
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (August 2016)
Associates Degree in Accounting
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education
Professional Oklahomma Educators
Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Teacher Night, September 2019
Tulsa GenCyber Teacher Camp, University of Tulsa – June 2018
OPRSC: Novice Teachers Training, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK – July 2018
EngageOK, Owasso, OK – July 2018
Reflex Math Training (online) – February 2018
OERB: Oklahoma Energy Resource Board, Rockin Ratios, Skiatook – 2017
OERB: Oklahoma Energy Resource Board, Core Energy, Tulsa – 2017
Okmulgee Plant Managers Program at CPKelco – 2017
EngageOK, Tulsa, OK – July 2017
Edgenuity Training, Okmulgee, OK – August 2016
Educators Camp, OSU-IT, Okmulgee, OK – June 2016
EngageOK, Broken Arrow, OK – July 2016
First Aide and CPR training, Okmulgee High School – 2016
EngageOK, Oklahoma City, OK -- July 2015
OERB: Oklahoma Energy Resource Board, Core Energy, Bixby, OK – 2014
ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education, Branson, OK, 2014
Vision 2020, Oklahoma City, OK -- July 2013 and 2014
Gaggle Training, December 2013
Oklahoma Council for Teachers of Mathematics Summer Conference
Think Through Math Training
I started working for Okmulgee Public Schools in 2006 and am starting my 13th year teaching with the district. Over the years I have taught math for grades 6-8, 8th grade Algebra 1, STEM, Intervention, and Personal FInancial Literacy.
I spent 6 years as a teachers assistant for Jenks Three Year Old Preschool through the Community Education Program and worked at both Central Campus Mayo Building and Southeast Elementary.
My first teaching assignment was Kindergarten in August 2005 at Jenks West Elementary.
I spent the next two years at Jenks Middle School working as a long-term substitute teacher where I taught 7th grade math, 7th grade Language Arts, Computer classes, speech/debate and an entire semester of Drama. While covering 7th grade math and language arts it was my job to create the lesson plans and input grades into the online gradebook just like the regular classroom teacher.
I was born in Stillwater, OK and raised in the Tulsa area. I attended Tulsa Public Schools, Jenks Middle School, Union Middle School, and Catoosa High School. I married my husband, John, in June 1983. We have lived in Jenks for the past 22 years. We have a 27 year old daughter who attended Jenks Public Schools and is currently working in the IT field; and a son who is 41 that lives in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and three kids. We currently have a 10 year old Maine Coon cat named Random.
I enjoy learning about computers, reading, and playing puzzle games.