I grew up on a 500 acre farm in the rural town of Bradley, Oklahoma. My family raised cattle, sheep, chickens, and show pigs.
I graduated from Alex High School in 1981. After high school, I decided to follow in my grandmother’s footsteps and become an educator. I enrolled in Southwestern Oklahoma State University in the fall of 1981 and graduated in the spring of 1985.
Bachelor of Science Education – 1985 Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Ok
Master of Science Education – 1987 Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Ok
Oklahoma Energy Resource Board – Master Teacher – Fossils to Fuel & Fossils to Fuel 2 – 13 years
Great Expectations Master Teacher – 4 years
I grew up on a 500 acre farm in the rural town of Bradley, Oklahoma. My family raised cattle, sheep, chickens, and show pigs. My parents still live there in the house my great grandfather built in the 1930’s.
God blessed my family with two children. My son, Jay, graduated from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, with a degree in math. Jay also played baseball for the Lyon Scots and is a life long member of the TKE fraternity. Jay is employed with the technical department of AT&T. My daughter, Mayson, graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, with a degree in English. Mayson is currently enrolled in the graduate program of Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma, pursuing a degree in Library Science. Mayson is also employed by the Chickasaw Nation.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”