I graduated from Weatherford High School in 1984, and from SWOSU in 1987.
I have a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Psychometry. I am also certified to teach Spanish, JH/HS English and Math, and I am certified in Elementary (K-8) Administration.
I have been teaching in Weatherford since 2013. Currently I am the Title Math Specialist for 4th and 5th grade at West Elementary.
I began my teaching career in 1987. I have taught in the following school systems: Watonga, Hydro, Arapaho, Woodward, Geary, Binger-Oney, Minco, Lindsay, and now Weatherford. I have experience teaching special education, elementary, junior high and high school Spanish, junior high and high school English, junior high math, Algebra I, junior high reading, elementary library classes, 2nd grade students, 3rd grade students, and now Title Math. I also have 19 years experience with coaching elementary, junior high and high school academic teams.
I have been married to Richard Brownen for 32 years. He is a retired school superintendent and currently works part-time for ASAP Energy. Together we manage Brownen Rental Properties here in Weatherford. We have three children, Trevor, Trent, and Terin. Trevor is a CPA and financial analyst for Wexford in Oklahoma City. His wife Haley is a professional photographer. They have a spunky Boston terrier named Broggie. Trent is a pharmacist for Aliance Health Hospital in Woodward. His wife Adrian is an accountant for the same hospital. Our daughter Terin is a senior at SWOSU majoring in mathematics, finance, and accounting. She stays really busy with classes and organizations at school, working at Weatherford City Hall as the Economic Development assistant, babysitting, taking and giving piano lessons, and with her hair and make-up business. Her husband Danny is one of the managers at our local Braums and also a senior at SWOSU, majoring in finance. They have two lovable golden doodles named Teddy and Ruby. We have a twelve-year old miniature schnauzer named Ebony. She is very sweet, smart, and spoiled and knows lots of tricks! Richard and I also decided to become foster parents about two years ago and currently have a precious four-year-old who’s excited to begin pre-k this fall!
My very favorite thing to do in my free time is just being with my family. Another favorite of mine is traveling. I have been to nine countries and almost every state in the U.S. Soon I hope to add Hawaii to that list! I also enjoy studying my Bible, reading, watching movies, music, and trying new restaurants.