1990 Graduate of Washita Heights High School
1995 Graduate of SWOSU
Bachelor of Science in Natural Science Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology
This is my fifth year with Weatherford Public Schools and my third year to teach Chemistry I and Chemistry II at WHS.
I started my teaching career at Dibble High School. I then taught at Frederick High School. I was at Altus High School for 12 years. After that, I taught at Hydro-Eakly High School for 5 years.
After my second year of teaching, I worked in a summer internship program at OMRF where I studied genetic variability and regulation in E. coli. This is where I built confidence in my ability to conduct, set up, and teach labs with and for students. In the summer of 2011, I was awarded the opportunity to intern under Dr. Holgado at SWOSU where I was able to study neurobiology using C. elegans.
I also had a summer internship at SWOSU working with Andrea Holgado. I was allowed to see her work in neuroscience. I gained experience in seeing how a real lab works. I studied genes and spent time with worms of the species C. elegans.
I have had the opportunity to help with SAGE STEAM camp, which was formerly known as TECH TREK, for 4 summers. I really enjoyed working with my small groups of 8th grade girls as they learned more about DNA or science of the oil/gas industry. It is an awesome program for the up-and-coming STEM professionals.
I have been married to Kevin for about 20 years. We lived most of our married life in Altus, Oklahoma; we moved to Weatherford about 10 years ago. We have 2 children. Josh is a Junior at OU, and Sarah is a Senior at Weatherford High School. We have one dog named Marki.
I enjoy spending time with my family. I like to cook new recipes. When I can find the time, I like to escape with a good book.