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 my job!
I have been married for 33 wonderful years to George. 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 32 years, I have taught a total of 22, and this starts our 17th year as a Marlow Outlaw! (I was blessed with opportunity to be a stay at home mom for several exciting and priceless years!)
We have been blessed with two wonderful boys that have brought so much love, fulfillment, excitement to our lives. Our oldest son is Trey (George III) and he graduated with his Associates Degree, from Carl Albert State College, in May of 2016. He played baseball for two years at CASC. Trey has attended the University of Central Oklahoma for the past two years, where he was on the Fishing Team. He graduated in May 2018 with an Industrial Safety Degree. He enjoys sports, hunting, and fishing. He is currently employed at NOV-WILCO. On June 16, 2018, Trey married Jayden Newberry. Jayden is working on being a Radiology Tech. She has been a joyful bubbly addition to our family. They have 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 2018. He is a sophomore at Southern Nazarene University. He is playing collegiate Golf and majoring in History, with the option of coaching several sports. He is involved in many activities such as FCA and intramurals. He enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, of course golf, and hanging out with his buddies.
We have throughly enjoyed watching our boys and “our” kids that have grown up in our home, in sports and many other activities. We have taken our vacations around Major League Baseball Stadiums and have visited 10. (Go a Boston and Yankees) After 23 years of having kids in and out of our home, George an I are having to get use to just each other again! It’s been a change (not keeping a couple of gallons milk, 2-3 packages of Oreo cookies, pizzas, snacks, etc) but we are always up for changes. He is trying to become our “Chef-Boyardee”!
I still planted a garden but with the crazy weather this spring it kinda got washed out. So, I put the majority of tomatoes and peppers in pots! It was different but they have done great! I am still getting lots of peppers and tomatoes! I enjoy being outside, gardening, making jelly, reading, watching our kids in activities, and spending time with our family and friends. We are getting a Cornhole game, so watch out boys!
I am here to teach, challenge, encourage, and love my students! As a teacher, who is part of an excellent and caring Fourth Grade Team, we are not only preparing our kids for the next educational level but giving them life skills! Thanks for your support and trusting us with your kids.