I attended Weatherford, Butler and Wilburton High School. I graduted Wilburton High School in 1986. Upon graduation I attended Eastern where I graduated with an associates of Science. I then traveled to CASC where I completed Nursing school. I then traveled to SOSU to graduate with a Bach of Biology/ Conservation. I then attended OU and OSU where finishing a zoo biology degree by working at OKC and Tulsa zoos. I started teaching at Panola Public Schools. Going back to college I obtained a Masters of Education from ECU while teaching at Panola. I am proud to be a Warrior now. I love Haileyville school and the students that walk these halls. I am by no means finished with my school as I am starting Arkansas in the spring to obtain my Doctorate in Forensic Anthropology.
I spend summers in workshop training. AP biology, AP environmental science, and pre-ap middle school were this summer's large workshops. Numerous one day training was scattered in between. TI conferences in early March and NABT conferences in fall are attended as well.
I am currently teaching Biology, Biology II, AP Biology and AP environmental science. I look forward to teaching an anatomy class, Ecology, geology, earth and Botany or Zoology.
Prior to Haileyville I worked at Panola Public schools as the High School and Junior High Science Teacher. I worked with EOSC students in tutuoring and lab collections for the science department. I helped start Booth Environmental and been around oilfield my entire life. Living in rural Southeast Oklahoma I have a strong background in the agricultural realm. We ran numerous head of feeder cattle and cow/calf pairs. I raised show goats for a few years and helped the FFA Department with clipping, showing, feeding and general care of their projects.
I currently live in Wilburton. I have one son that lives in the Panola. Two of my four grandbabies attend Haileyville elementary. Summer usually is full of workshops or continuing education. I get greeted every morning with kisses and love from my 4 furbabies.
I love taking pictures and use those photos in my teaching whenever possible. I like to fish, hunt, and enjoy outdoors. I love music, movies and reading books. I have a 4 grandbabies of which 2 attend Haileyville. I love my students and enjoy watching them learn.