I graduated from Afton High School. I graduated from Oklahoma State University (go pokes!) with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. I later attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Human Relations.
In addition to my degrees, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Because I am a Licensed Professional Counselor I am required to attend 20 hours of Continuing Education that specifically focuses on counseling issues and is certified by the Oklahoma Department of Health. My professional development focus the last several years has been on suicide, self-mutilation, eating disorders and body altering.
I began working at Grove High School in the fall of 2005. In addition to being a counselor, I teach Academic Achievement, coordinate School To Work, Virtual School and Credit Recovery courses. I am also the co-sponsor of Character Counts.
I began my counseling career in community mental health as a Homebased Therapist. After doing that for seven years, I went to work at Colcord Public Schools where I was the Counselor for the Middle School, High School and Alternative School.
My husband, Rick and I live in the Carr area, on the farm where his grandmother was born. Rick’s grandparents (Everett and Jessie DuBois) taught at Grove Public Schools for many years. We have one daughter who is currently a Senior. We have several animals: 5 cats, 2 dogs, 7 cows.
My favorite thing to do is read. I am not picky, and will read any genre.
My second favorite thing is food. I love to cook and I love to eat. As I tell everyone, I will never steer you wrong when it comes to food. I’m a foodie!
When I am not at school, I am the Starr 4-H club leader, I volunteer with the Prison Ministry Angel Tree and I like to spend time with my family and friends.