Title I Math Specialist
This is my 23rd year of teaching. Before teaching at Jenks, I taught kindergarten, fifth grade and special education in southeastern Oklahoma. My career at Jenks began twenty years ago teaching first grade for six years at Jenks East Elementary. In 1998, I became the Title I Math Specialist for West Elementary. Last year, I transferred once again to East Elementary working with third and fourth graders as a Title I Math Specialist.
I grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Memorial High School. I attained my education degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with graduate work at the University of Central Oklahoma. In April 2011, I received the Oklahoma Mathematics Teacher of the Year (Elementary) from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
My husband, Paul, and I just celebrated our 40th Anniversary. Our family includes two sons, Mark and David, and their wives, three grandchildren, and one Labradoodle named Abby.
I am excited about the opportunity to teach your child this year. Your child will be actively engaged in many stimulating lessons and activities to build and deepen their conceptual understanding of mathematics throughout the year. I will ensure he/she is provided with a safe, motivating, and challenging schooling environment.