High School: Byng High 1988
College: ECU: 1992
ECU: Bachelors of Arts- Human Resources, Counseling, 1992
ECU: Bachelors of Sience: Early Childhood Education, 2006
Cerfitification in Early Childhood (Pre-K – 3rd grade)
Certification in Elementary(1st – 8th)
Certification in Mild, Moderate Disabilities (Kg. – 12th)
ECU: Masters of Education in Reading, 2016
This is my 13th year to teach Kindergarten. I taught my first two years at Stonewall Elementary. This is my 11th year at Francis Elementary. I love Francis School! It is the best school around, in my opinion! All of my children have gone through here. Before I went back to school to get my teaching degree, I was a stay at home mom. Once my kids were all in school, I started doing a lot of substitute teaching and volunteer work at Francis. I loved it so much that I decided to go back to school and get a second bachelor’s degree. This time in teaching! I did my student teaching at Francis.This is my “dream job!”
I have been married for 26 years! I have 3 children and 2 grandsons. My oldest child is married and has a 3 yearl old son and a 6 month old son. She is a graduate of ECU.She is the Adminstrative Assistant at our church, The Refuge. She has been married for 7 years. She and her husband are youth pastors at our churck. Her husband also works at Ada Sales and Rental. My middle child just graduated with her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology at UCO in Edmond last May. She is currently working for Byng and Stonewall Schools. She just got married last March. Her husband works at Legal Shield. My youngest works at P & K (John Deere). He just got married last May. (We had a very busy Spring/Summer!) His wife works at Homer Elementary. My husband, myself and all 3 of our children are Byng graduates!! We love Byng Schools!
I spend a lot of time at our church, The Refuge. I volunteer in the kitchen where I plan, shop and prepare meals every Wednesday night for about 200 people. I am also in charge of doing breakfast every Sunday morning.
In my spare time, I love to bake! I started a home bakery, selling my cookies Look me up on Facebook. Debbie’s Cookies-Ada!
I spend a lot of time with my family and extended family. Family and church are very important to me!