Special Education Teacher
1997- graduate of Weatherford High School
2002- graduate of SWOSU, Bachelor of Social Work
Certified K-8 and Special Education.
I did not have a traditional route to teaching, but I made it none the less!! I used my Social Work degree after graduation to counsel at risk youth at Youth and Family Services of Canadian County. I loved this job!! I loved working with kids, and more importantly, the more challenging kids. I led group counseling at several different elementary and middle schools in Candian County, and did indivudal and family counseling at my office there. When I had my first son, my husband and I were blessed enough that I could stay home and raise our babies. I was a stay at home mom for 13 years.
When it was time for me to re-enter the workforce, I wanted to work in a local school so that I could still be close and available for my family. I was lucky enough to get a job as a teachers aide here at West Elementary in Special Education. I fell in love with working here!! I obtained my alternative teaching certification not knowing what the future held, but trusting that I would stay at West. The opportunity presented itself for me to teach Special Ed in 2019 and I jumped on the chance. I learn something new everyday, about myself, my students, and teaching. It is where my heart is, even though I didn’t know it til later in life.
I have been married to BJ, the hardest working guy I know, since 2001. We have three awesome kids that attend WPS. Cole is 14 and in the 8th grade, Emma is 12 and in the 7th grade, and Trent is 10 and in the 4th grade.
Hi! My name is Cynthia McCurdy, and I lOvE teaching at West Elementary!!! I didn’t discover this until a little later in life, but I have so much life experience that truly helps me be the best teacher that I can be. I am a first year teacher, but have been a teachers aide with Special Education for 2 years. I love working with these extra special kiddos!
I am a native Weatherfordian!! It is my home and has been since I was born. I cannot imagine a better place to grow up, raise a family, work, and live in.
I don’t claim to know everything, or anything on some days, but I learn something new every single day. My students are the best teachers! I have the best faculty, staff, and administration behind me as well. I couldn’t do this job without the awesome people at West.