I graduated from Miami High School in Miami, Oklahoma a l-o-n-g time ago!
My Associate of Arts degree was earned at South Oklahoma City Junior College, now known as Oklahoma City Community College. In Wichita Falls, Texas, I attended Midwestern State University to earn my Bachelor of Sciences degree in Elementary Education. I later got my Masters of Education in Reading Education at Midwestern State University.
I am certified to teach Early Childhood through Eighth Grade in both Texas and Oklahoma.
After working for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools while living overseas, I taught in Texas for ten years. I happily came home to NE Oklahoma five years ago, and have been teaching Third Grade at Grove Lower Elementary School ever since.
I have three grown daughters. Natalie is married to Rich and lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with her red-tailed hawk, Sora. Natalie and Rich both work for FOX23-TV in Tulsa. Hilary is married to David and they live in Atlanta, Georgia where Hilary works for Moxie Advertising and David works for Chick-fil-A. They are the parents of my beautiful granddaughter, Jillian Sparkle who was born in April, 2017. Lindsay is my youngest daughter and she is in Nursing School at NEO in Miami. She is the proud kitty-momma to Max, my HUGE grandcat.
I LOVE to read! When I was in 3rd grade, my favorite book was Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. I imagined myself hiding and spying on all my neighbors, just like Harriet did, only I wouldn’t get caught!
Now, I read almost anything. I love the fantasy in all the Harry Potter and the Percy Jackson books, but I also like to read about things that happened in the past. I especially like to read about Medieval England and the early settlers of the United States.
In addition to reading, I like art of all kinds. I love going to museums and seeing the great art there, but I also like to make my own, maybe not so great art.