1992 Ada High School
1999 ECU Counseling degree
2014 ECU Elementary Education
1999 Bachelors of Science in Human Services Counseling
2014 Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education
Certified in Elementary Education grades 1- 8
Certified in Special Education grades 1- 12 focused on students diagnosed Mild/Moderate
2/2023 Mental Health First Aid
2022-23 Aperture Certified
July 2022 Conference: Supporting Students with Behavioral and Emotional Difficulties Training OSU/Tulsa
August 2022 McGraw-Hill Wonders Reading program
2020 PAX Training
2020 Orton-Gillingham Reading program
I am starting at Francis Elementary this Fall 2023 in the Behavioral Room for K-3rd Grade. I teach students with all ability levels in a behavior room ranging from grades Kindergarten to 6th Grade. I teach all subjects in a small group setting along with teacher’s assistants to provide support.
I have taught in the behavioral room within Ada District Schools for over 5 years ranging in grades K-6. I’ve always been in a Special Education room since I’ve been teaching. Before returning to ECU to get a degree in Elementary Education I was a counselor for children grades 1-12 in the El Reno and Kingfisher area. After being an outreach counselor within the schools I moved on to working in sales along with college recruiting. I met my husband in 2004, then we had our first son Benjamin in 2007, at which time we moved back to Ada. I was a stay-at-home mom when we had our second son Jake. Once both boys became school age I went back to school for a second degree knowing that my true talents lie with working in a classroom.
I married my husband Shane in 2006. We had our first son Benjamin in 2007, our second son Jake 2009, and we have a 10 year old dog named Biscuit!
I love to Crappie fish in a pond close to town. I like to have a workout routine a few times a week to decompress and having cookouts with family and friends.