Tami Osborne

Pre-Kindergarten/Spec. Ed

Teaching Philosophy: I believe every student is unique, every student is valuable, and every student can learn.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education ~ Texas Tech University Certified in Special Education, Elementary Education, Agricultural Education.

Experience: 2 years in education

Mrs. Lisa Renfro

Kindergarten

Teaching Philosophy: I strive to instruct my students in a positive, and nurturing manner, always keeping in mind that they are our future.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Cameron College Early Childhood Certfication

Experience: 22 years in education

Dana Newcomb

First Grade

Teaching Philosophy: I work hard each day to guide our students to become happy, caring, and responsible adults by cultivating learning no only with academics but also good character skills. Seeing the light in the students' eyes when they have accomplished a new goal is an award like no other.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State

Experience: 14 years in education

Susan Bull

Second Grade

Teaching Philosophy: My passion is for kids to learn as much as they can and to develop into people of character with respect for others. TEAM! (Together Everyone Achieves More) and Mistakes Are Opportunities to Learn! are the mottos of my classroom.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, East Central University Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education, East Central University Special Endorsement in Social Studies, East Central University

Experience: 21 years in education

Judy Zorger

Third Grade

Teaching Philosophy: I strive to provide the students with the education necessary to enable them to be productive individuals.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education: Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Experience: 23 years in education

Tabitha Ledbetter

Fourth Grade

Teaching Philosophy: I believe every student can learn and become successful. I want my students to understand that making mistakes creates growth. Just because you don’t understand it one way doesn’t mean it is the only way. My goal is to help students find their way. I also want my students to feel that they are important, cared for, listened to, and that I believe in them, and that they will succeed!

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Experience: 4 years in education

Sara Selcer

Fifth Grade

Teaching Philosophy: I believe in actively engaging each student in his or her learning and giving them the confidence to reach his or her highest potential. Every student deserves the chance to be successful in life. As a teacher, I strive to give them that drive to be successful and achieve their goals in life. Teaching is my passion. I hope to show my students through my teaching that anything is possible!

Teaching Credentials: University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Experience: 12 years teaching experience in Early Childhood and Elementary education.

Robyn Harris

Sixth Grade

Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that will enable them to be successful in future educational and vocational pursuits.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Central Oklahoma Master’s Degree in Accounting, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Experience: Adjunct Instructor University of Maryland University College, 2002- Present Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) Practiced 17 years

Jeremy Bowline

Agriculture

Teaching Philosophy: --

Teaching Credentials: Bachelors Degree in Vocational Agriculture from Oklahoma State University

Experience: First Year in Education

Kristin Stecklein

Music & Band

Teaching Philosophy: I want to give my students the knowledge of a world they haven't yet experienced through languages and music.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor's in Piano Education, also certified for Vocal, Band, and Orchestra from East Central University.

Experience: 1 year in education

Scott Pace

History, Girls Basketball & Softball Coach

Teaching Philosophy: I believe that as an educator and coach I have the responsibility to not only teach the subject areas, but to also teach our student athletes to be responsible citizens.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor's in Education from Langston Univeristy

Experience: 29 years

Risa Darby

Counselor & Special Ed.

Teaching Philosophy: My personal teaching mission is to help young people realize they are unique and invaluable. Regardless of obstacles they may encounter, they can learn and lead rich, fulfilling lives.

Teaching Credentials: BS in Special Education/Elementary Education, SWOSU M.Ed. in School Counseling, SWOSU

Experience: 27 years

Michelle Green

Business & Computer

Teaching Philosophy: Because technology permeates our lives, I believe that teachers and students must be part of its constantly changing landscape. My teaching philosophy is geared towards preparing my students to succeed in today's technology driven world.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bachelor's Degree in Business Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Experience: 14 years in Education

Desiree Brown

English & Speech

Teaching Philosophy: I believe that children, even teenagers, truly want to learn. I believe if you set the bar high enough and approach new challenges with enthusiasm, encouragement and an open mind – learning becomes an energy. I want my students to feel confident in their own ideas and to develop the necessary skills for communicating those realizations. At the end of the day, I pray I have encouraged my students to work for their dreams and appreciate the world around them.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication and Radio/TV Broadcasting, Cameron University OK certified: 6-12 English, Speech, Drama, Debate.

Experience: 10 years in the classroom

Jase Newcomb

J.H./H.S. Boys Athletics & Science

Teaching Philosophy: Learning should be an adventure that once started, never stops.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelors degree in Education Science

Experience: 19 years in Education

Michael Harris

Secondary Math, Football Coach, Head Baseball Coach

Teaching Philosophy: My mission is to prepare students to enter and excel at life beyond high school. Math and athletics are the tools to accomplish this task.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelors of Science, Psychology, History Minor, Oklahoma State University Masters of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma Squadron Officers School, Air University Air Command and Staff College, Air University Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University

Experience: 11 years teaching college courses. Adjunct Instructor, University of Maryland University College, 2002 - Present 7 years teaching and coaching high school. Math Teacher, Football Coach, La Joya Community High School, Avondale, AZ 2007 - 2012 Math Teacher Football and Baseball coach Duke Schools, Duke, OK 2012 - Present

Dianne McRee

Reading

Teaching Philosophy: Every student should enjoy learning. I hope to make the students curious and impart to them that each person is responsible for his or her own achievements. The love of learning should be deeply rooted in everyone.

Teaching Credentials: Bachelor of Education- University of Central Oklahoma, Masters of Education- Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Experience: 39 years of Education Experience

Teaching Assistants

Julianne Birdwell

Donna Campbell

Kaelin Robertson

Chelsea Williams

Support

Administrative Assistant
Lindsey Dollins

Secretary
Melinda Morris

Maintenance
Steve Smith

Custodian
Isabel Cruz

Cooks
Kristy Martinez, Gloria Huerta