I am so excited to start our year! This is my 8th year at Okmulgee Elementary and I love being an Okmulgee Bulldog. Did you know that I was a Bulldog growing up too? I went to school in Arkansas City, Kansas which is about the same size as Okmulgee. We were Bulldogs except our colors were purple and gold. Yay Bulldogs!
Although this is my 8th year at OES, it is my 18th year of teaching. I have taught kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade. I am very excited to be back in 5th grade! I have taught many subjects but Reading and American History are my favorites.
I married my high school sweetheart 30+ years ago and we enjoy our time together travelling, cooking, and spending time with our grandchildren. I also like to read, collect cookbooks, and bake sweet treats. My husband and I have one daughter, Lacy. She and her family live in Claremore. She has 3 children, you will probably hear stories about their silliness this year. Madison is 10, Nathan is 8, and Olivia is 6 years old. We also have 4 cats, Ellie, Emma, Tigger and Thomas. They are brothers and sisters and keep my husband and I entertained. We also have a rescued Corgi named Elvis. Our house is always entertaining!