Music Teacher/5th Grade Teacher
I am a 1987 graduate from Afton High School in Afton, Oklahoma. I received my bachelors degree from NSU, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I graduated in May of 1998.
I have a degree in Special Education and in Elementary Education.
This will begin my 21st year of teaching at Grove Public Schools. I have taught special education classes for 19 years and music for 2 years. This is my 2nd year teaching 5th grade in the general education. This year I will continue to teach Spelling, English, Science, and Music.
I started my teaching career in Grove, Oklahoma. I have been in the Upper Elementary my whole teaching career. I enjoy my job and love working with the students on a daily basis.
My father was an educator for 56 years. The impact that he had on my life was absolutely one of the many reasons I chose education for my career. He proved to me that it’s the little things we do everyday that make the big differences in our students lives.
I have three sons. My oldest is Tyler. Tyler graduated from Grove in 2009. He is now living in Lawerence, Kansas and is an assistant manager at Walmart in Ottawa, Kansas. My middle son is Jake. He graduated from Grove in 2014. He also, lives in Lawerence, Kansas and works the distrubution center in Ottawa, Kansas.. My youngest son is Josh. He is just starting his senior year in Grove High School. He is active in several sports.
I enjoy spending time with my kids. Family is very important to me. I love to watch sports. I also enjoy reading and listening to music.