NBCT, EA Mathematics 8th Grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 Teacher
I am an Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra I teacher at Bethany Middle School in Bethany, OK. I am currently in my 15th year of teaching and absolutely love my job! I have taught five years of 6th grade math, one year of 7th grade math, one year of 3rd grade, and now eight years of Pre-Algebra and four years of Algebra 1. Before coming to Bethany Public Schools, I worked for Putnam City Schools at both Capps Middle School and Lake Park Elementary School. While at Capps I served as their Math Chairperson and regularly met with the district's Math Curriculum Director to ensure that we were using the best methods to teach our students mathematics! I also assisted Leadership Central and helped organize activities to raise funds for the Oklahoma Research Foundation. Most recently, while here at Bethany Middle School, I obtained National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics. I am very proud of this accomplishment and feel it has helped me to become a better teacher!
Outside of school, I spend most of my free time with my husband Brent and our two boys, Chase and Cale! We also have a malti-poo named Boomer! We spend many weekends at the ballpark watching our boys play baseball, football, and/or basketball! We all four love sports and follow college and professional level ball, including the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Cowboys and Oklahoma! When we're not watching/following sports we enjoy watching movies and playing ball outside! My family and teaching are my life and I feel very blessed!