I graduated from high school in Alva, Oklahoma, and from college with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. I received a master’s degree in reading from Oklahoma State University.
This will be my first year at West Elementary, and I am excited to join this amazing school. I will be teaching 4th Grade and 5th Grade Title 1 Reading. I’ve been with Weatherford Public Schools for seven years, and have taught first grade at Burcham all of those years. My career in education has lasted for over 40 years, and I have had the pleasure of teaching everything from kindergarten up to a study skills class at Oklahoma State University. My real love is with elementary students, and each year I feel as if I’ve learned many things along with my students. There is truly no better job in the world.
I have been married to Joel for almost 40 years, and he is also in education. We have a wonderful son, Jordan, and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Elizabeth. They live and work in Austin, Texas. We are looking forward to being grandparents someday! My mother and my sister and her husband live here in Weatherford, and I have another sister and brother-in-law in Houston, Texas, and a brother in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And I have to mention our beautiful lab-mix dog, Hope. She is definitely the princess at our house, and daily lives up to her name.