4th Grade ELA
1/2013 – 5/2015 Northeastern State University Broken Arrow, OK
Bachelor of Science in Education
Elementary Education Major
Additional studies in Language Arts and Young Adult Literature
Project Wet, Water Education for Teachers Completion
4/2009 – 7/2009 S.T.O.N.E Tulsa, OK
State of Oklahoma Resident Producer – Casualty, Property
Licensed Insurance Agent for the State of Oklahoma
10/2001 – 4/2002 At-Home Professions
Certification in Legal Transcription and Scoping
Completed course in Legal Transcriptioning and Scoping with attention to legal documentation requirements and reading stenography
8/1993 – 05/1997 Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK
Elementary Education Major
Class of 1993 Porter Consolidated School Porter, OK
High School Diploma
Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination K-8 (OPTE)
Oklahoma Subject Area Test for Elementary Education Subtest 01 (OSAT)
Oklahoma Subject Area Test for Elementary Education Subtest 02 (OSAT)
Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET)
Oklahoma Reading Test (ORT)
Oklahoma Subject Area Test for English 07
I am the proud daughter of a teacher. My mother taught MATH among other things for the last 32 years before retiring. I am also the blessed mother of two beautiful daughters, Payton and Drew. They bless me everyday in ways that they don’t always know.
I live in Porter on a farm that I was raised on. I have always lived in Porter even though I worked in Tulsa and Muskogee for periods of time throughout my life. I have serveral animals. I have two cats (but I’m not sure they realize they’re cats) named Noir and Toothless. Two older dogs, a schnauzer named Sugar and a Yorkie named Chase. We recently got an Aussiedoodle that’s a very LARGE dog considering I’ve only had small dogs. His name is Yona, which means Bear in Cherokee.
I love to read, fish, sleep, play video games, bowl, go to movies and pretty much normal things. I would have to say that one of my favorite places to go is a book store. I can get lost in there for hours. Well, that and any store there and any store that sells tools.
I love teaching reading but even moreso I love being there for the students. Every student becomes my kiddo once they’re in my room.
Being a mother of two girls, we’re on the go a lot. We have soccer games for both school and recreation and cheerleading functions to attend. We attend church currently in Coweta at Community Baptist but that’s a recent change from Porter First Baptist where I grew up in the church setting and singing in the choir. I love going to the movies with my daughters and my soccer mom friends and enjoying life and laughing.
I absolutely love to read. I also love to encourage others to read and find books and magazines that interest them so they begin to love reading as much as I do. When we go to Tulsa I love to go to Barnes & Noble and to Garner’s Used Book Store. I could stay in those stores for hours just looking at all the new books that I want to read. I always have a book that I’m reading on-hand.
As a family we like to spend time going fishing, bowling, out to eat, and plan on starting to do a lot more traveling soon.