I graduated from Ardmore High School in 1983. I went to East Central University from 1983-1987 and graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Physical Education. I received my Masters in Education in 1990. My teaching career started in 1987, 4th Grade at Barstow, California. I taught 7th and 8th Grades in 1989 at Pleasant Grove in Shawnee and from 1990 - 1995, Kindergarten, 5th, 7th, and Music (1-8) at Paden, Oklahoma. I started teaching Kindergarten at Marlow in 2003 - 2005 and Fourth Grade from 2005 to present. The Fourth Grade is Departmental and I currently teach Language Arts. I LOVE my job!
I have been married for 32 wonderful years to George. We enjoy watching our boys engage in sports and other activities. We have vacationed at ten Major League Baseball Stadiums. We met in college while George played football and I played tennis, both of us played collegiate athletics for four years. George has been in administration for 31 years and I have taught a total of 21. (I had the blessed opportunity to be a stay at home mom, for ten exciting and priceless years!)
We have been blessed with two wonderful boys that have brought so much fulfillment and excitement to our lives. Our oldest son is Trey (George 3) and he graduated with his Associates Degree from CASU in May of 2016. Trey has attended the University of Central Oklahoma for the past two years. He graduated in May 2018, with an Industrial Safety Degree. He enjoys sports, hunting, and fishing. He is currently employed at Goodyear. On June 18, Trey married Jayden Newberry. Jayden is working on Radiology Tech in Lawton. She has been a joyful bubbly addition to our family. They have a four month old Blood Hound named Copper. Yes, we have a grand-pup! He has been so fun!
Will is our youngest and graduated from Marlow in May. He is starting Southern Nazarene University in the fall. He is playing collegiate Golf and majoring in History, with the option of coaching several sports. He enjoys hunting, fishing, of course golf, and hanging out with his buddies.
We have been busy this spring and summer but I still planted a garden and I am going to try a fall garden! I enjoy being outside, gardening, making jelly, reading, watching our boys in activities, and spending time with my family and friends. :0)
I am here to teach, challenge, encourage, and love my students! As a teacher, that is part of an excellent and caring Fourth Grade Team, we are not only preparing our kids for the next educational level but life skills! Thanks for your support and trusting us with your kids.