Sophomore English / Speech
Honors Graduate, Broken Bow High School, Broken Bow, OK, Class of 2001
Carl Albert State College, Poteau, OK 2001-2003
B.A.in Social Studies Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK, Class of 2006
Masters in 21st Century Teaching and Learning, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Class of 2017
I currently teach English II, Pre-Advanced Placement English II, and Competitive Speech at Madill High School. I am the English Department Chairperson and the Reading Specialist at MHS. I have been with Madill for 11 years and have taught in Oklahoma public schools since 2006.
Certified Teacher, Crowder High School, Crowder, OK
Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government, History Club sponsor, Senior class sponsor, Student Council sponsor, Prom sponsor
Certified Teacher, Savanna High School, Savanna, OK
Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government, Student Council sponsor
-Member, Madill Education Association, 2008-present
-Member, Oklahoma Education Association, 2008-present
-Member, National Education Association, 2008-present
-Madill High School Teacher of the Year, 2014-15
-Madill High School Teacher of the Year, 2015-16
-Madill District Teacher of the Year, 2015-16
-Top 12 Finalist, Oklahoma Teacher of the Year 2016
-OKC Thunder Teacher of the Game, December 27, 2015
-KTEN Teacher of the Month September 2016
-Member, State Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council, 2015-present
-Member, TLE Regional Stakeholder Committee, SE Quadrant, 2016-2017
My husband, Brad, and I have a working cattle ranch outside of Madill. We raise cattle and have two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and two wonderful children who show cattle through the 4-H program. Grace just turned 12 and will be in 7th grade at Madill Middle School in August. She loves art and dance and showing her calves, Hope and Teddy. Claire just turned 9 and will be in the 4th grade at Madill Elementary School in August. She loves reading and singing and showing her calf, Cotton Candy.
I love to spend time with my family, read, sing, do arts and crafts, and watch movies. My family and I love to travel; we went to Biloxi, MS and New Orleans, LA this year for our annual vacation. In my limited free time, I help students with college applications and edit papers for classes, follow #oklaed on Twitter, help to block speech pieces for speech students, and indulge and spread my healthy obsession of all things Broadway.