7th Language Arts; Academic Team; Archery, NJHS
Durant High School graduate
Bachelor of Science, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant OK
Major: Business Administration
Minors: Marketing and Information Systems
Oklahoma Professional Teaching Certificate 2015
Business, Career Tech, Middle-Level English certifications
NASP Certified Archery Instructor
Google Certified Educator, Level 1
Google Certified Educator, Level 2
Certified Economic Development Professional
Before my career in public education, I was a stay-at-home mom with our three daughters for several years. During this time, I was a grant writer for various public and private organizations, securing over $50 million in investments for non-profit organizations in the state of Oklahoma.
Prior to this, I spent 13 years in the economic development profession, serving as Business Development Director for Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc., and president of the Okmulgee Area Development Corporation (OADC). My proudest accomplishment as the OADC President was negotiating and coordinating with the team for the clean-up and redevelopment of the former Okmulgee refinery. This project won the 2015 EPA National Phoenix Award, which recognizes excellence in brownfield redevelopment. The OADC also received the 2013 EPA Region 6 Phoenix Award. This site is now home to the Okmulgee Business Park housing Harlan Ford, Holiday Inn Express, and Tractor Supply.
I have been happily married for 24 years to my husband Bruce, who is the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for Tulsa Community College. The only time we can’t be in the same room is when OU and OSU are playing each other in any sport; we are a house divided! He is a graduate of Oklahoma State and I’m a lifelong OU fan.
We have three daughters who attended and graduated from Morris Schools. Our oldest daughter, Victoria, graduated from the University of Oklahoma and is a brand manager for Dillards at Quail Springs Mall in Edmond. Our daughter, Abigail, is a junior at Northeastern State in Tahlequah majoring in business administration; and our baby, Kylie, graduated from Morris High School in 2023 and is attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater as a business management major.
We have a wonderful dog named Aspen and a temperamental cat named Luna.
What do I do when I’m not teaching?