I have been at Stuart School for 25 years, and this is my 30th year in education. I am currently the 4-6 grade social studies/history teacher and half day librarian. I graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from East Central University in Ada, a master’s degree in 1990 in Elementary Principal from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, and a master’s degree in Library Media in 2011 from East Central University.
In 2015 I was named a Fund for Teachers Fellow which presented me the opportunity to do research of our Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War in the New England states. I also was a recipient of a Freedom Foundation Presidential History and Heritage Fellowship which allowed me to tour historical sites including Mount Vernon, Monticello, Montpelier, Berkley and Shirley Plantions, and other places of significance in teaching social studies/history.
My husband Robert and I have 2 sons, Bo 24 and Zack 22, who are Stuart School graduates and recent graduates of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.