Special Education Resource Teacher
I graduated from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 2008.
I graduated from University of Oklahoma with a Master’s in Special Education in 2015.
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Music.
I have a M. Ed. in Special Education with a focus in Transition.
I am certified in: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Mild-Moderate Special Education, Severe-Profound/Multiple Disabilties Special Education.
I have registry certificates in: Autism, Tramatic Brain Injury, and Multiple Disabilties/Deaf-Blindness.
I have presented at 2 international conferences (Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) and locally at Oklahoma Transition Institute (OTI).
This is my second year as a Middleberg Tiger. I am the full time special education teacher. I teach reading, math, spelling, social studies, and science. I serve all grades (Pre-K thru 8th).
I worked for 6 ½ years at Moore (Central Junior High) in a self-contained classroom with students with multiple disabilities/severe-profound.
I worked for 1 year at Norman as a paraprofessional in a classroom for students with autism.
I was on the Transition team for Moore Public Schools. Building Representative for the local OEA (TEAM).
I have mentored 2 student teachers in the special education field.
I am a member of the State Advisory Board for IDEA-Part B.
I am married to Damon. We have 4 sons and 2 awesome daughters-in-law. Steven, 26, lives in Missouri. Daniel, 24, lives in San Marcos, TX with his wife, Emily, and their first child, Aubrey. Benjamin, 21, is stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX with the Army. He and his wife, Brittney, had their first child, Alayna, on July 27. Benjamin will be deployed to Korea in October. And, Nathan, 16, lives at home and is a junior at Washington High School.
I also have 7 fur babies. We have 2 Australian Shepherd/Pyrenees puppies (Scout and Bear) , a Jack Russell (Diesel), 3 mini dachshunds (Pumpkin, Jasper, Dixie), and a Jack Russell/Dachshund mix (Rebel). I have 2 fur grand babies. Zoot (a chihuahua/dachshund mix) and Pugsley (a pug/chihuahua mix).
When I am not in the classroom or working on things for the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially, my new granddaughter. I love photography, the outdoors (hunting and camping), football (Oklahoma State Cowboys), traveling (particularly the beach), cooking, and reading.