Early Childhood Educator for 32 years with Moore Public Schools.
I am an early childhood educator because I believe strongly in the importance of early intervention. I believe that a child’s first teachers have an enormous ability to shape a child’s future learning potential. Research shows that teacher quality is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement. Teachers should strive to be the best teacher that they can be. As a teacher, I love the challenge of creating a program that addresses student diversity and builds success for each individual child.
Teacher of the Year for Red Oak Elementary - 2010; MACT Teacher of the Year 2011; Eva Robinson life time Achievement award in Special Education for the State of Oklahoma - 2008; Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year- 2006; Teacher of the Year for the Rippetoe Learning Center - 1990; Channel 5 News - One Of Oklahoma Best Teachers - 1985; Teacher of the Year for Meadowbrook Special Education Center - 1983.
1993 Oklahoma State University Associate Degree Major - Sign Language Skills; 1991 University of Central Oklahoma Masters Degree Major: Early Childhood Education; 1980 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Bachelors Degree - Major: Deaf Education | Minor: Elementary Education
Taught in Moore Oklahoma as a teacher in Early Education for 32 years. Also worked as a Parent Education Consultant for the ECCO (Enriching Children's Communication Opportunities) for the State of Oklahoma from 1982 - 2013. As a proven Grant Writer I received numerous grants during my teaching career.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Other (Math), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics