I was born in Waco, Texas when my dad, who was in the U.S. Air Force, was stationed there. My family moved to Enid, Oklahoma where he was transferred and after Dad retired, we moved to Okarche, Oklahoma to help my grandma on the family farm. Our next move was to Arkansas, but one year later, we came back to Oklahoma. I attended several schools before graduating from Muskogee High School.
Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. Life took me in different directions before I was able to fulfill that dream. After marrying my husband Joe, we rodeoed professionally, traveling all over the United States and into Canada for several years. Afterward, I attended Northeastern State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree in 2001. I taught in a classroom for 15 years and then took a couple of years away from teaching after losing Joe. I have two adult children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. I am blessed with a wonderful family and good health!
I am currently in my 17 th year of teaching and although I have taught most subjects, my passion has