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Adjunct Instructor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5429 Educational Sciences, Foundations & Research CTL 208 , Box 206

Education and Certifications

1998–2004                           Oklahoma State University                      Stillwater, OK

  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction with Language Arts emphasis

1984–1989                           Northwestern Oklahoma State University     Alva, OK

  • Master of Education with English emphasis

1980–1984                           Northwestern Oklahoma State University     Alva, OK

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Education


2012 – Present                   University of Central Oklahoma                Edmond, OK

Professor of Education    (granted tenure in spring 2018)

2008- 2012                         Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Ed.    Oklahoma City, OK

 Director of Teacher Education and the Oklahoma Teacher Connection

2002 - 2008                          Northwestern Oklahoma State University     Alva, OK Associate Professor of Education/ Director of Teacher Education

1993 – 2002                         Northwest Technology Center                         Alva, OK

Education Enhancement Center Coordinator

  • Operated the Education Enhancement Center – included testing and placing students in appropriate basic skills enhancement opportunities.
  • Taught career preparation/resume writing.
  • Served in officer capacities of Special Needs Division, including President

1987–1993                           Alva High School                                               Alva, OK

Language Arts Instructor

1985                                       Sharon-Mutual Public Schools                    Mutual, OK

Language Arts Instructor

Honors and Awards

2015/16, 2016/17 Grant Recipient/Coordinator of Conference – Navigating Severe and Disruptive Behaviors in the Classroom, featuring Dr. Laura Riffel

Co-P.I. with Dr. Linda Rittner – State Department of Education PD on your Plan Implementation, Fall 2013 to Present

Co-P.I. with Dr. Susan Scott – Future Teachers’ Academy, Fall 2013 to Present

2008 Oklahoma Innovative Teacher Award, given by the Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference at Northeastern State University

2006, 2005 Nominated for the John Barton Distinguished Teaching & Service Award

2005 Selected as an Outstanding Professors’ Academy participant

2003 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inductee at Oklahoma State University

2002 Pride Award, Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education

1992 Honor Award Recipient to attend Quartz Mountain Arts Institute

1991 Teacher of the Year – Alva High School; Key Club Teacher of the Year

1991 Channel 5 Alive Teachers who Care Award Recipient

Professional and Community Involvement

Kappa Delta Pi – Member and Sponsor, University of Central Oklahoma – Fall 2013 to Present; Board of Examiners for National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education;  NCATE National Review Teams – Fall, 2012; Spring 2013; Fall 2013; State Team Accreditation Chair – East Central University, Fall 2013; Program Reviewer for OACTE/OATE/OCTP Annual Conference – 2012, 2013; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – 2003; State Teacher Competency Review Panel – Spring 2012 to Present; State Reading Conference Committee – 2011 to Present; State Character Conference Committee – 2010 to 2015

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Fall 2019 Presenter, 18th Annual Collegium Topic:  Differentiation for the University Classroom

Spring 2017 Co-Presenter, Transformative Learning Conference  Topic:  Transformative Learning Through a Looking Glass:  Autobiographies and Student Reflection

2014 Co-Presenter, OACTE/OATE/OCTP Annual Fall Conference Topic: Revision Effective Teaching:  Clinical Preparation, Partnerships and Evaluation

2012, 2013 Presenter, OACTE/OATE/OCTP Annual Fall Conference  Topic: Teacher Leader Evaluation in Oklahoma

2011Presenter, OACTE/OATE/OCTP Annual Fall Conference Topic: Panelist discussing Teacher Education in Oklahoma

2010 Presenter, Oklahoma House of Representatives Task Force Topic:  Math Instruction

2008 Presenter, Oklahoma House of Representatives Task Force Topic: Reading Instruction

2008 Presenter – State SOEA Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Dealing With Aggressive and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

2007 Presenter – NWOSU Assessment Day, Alva, Oklahoma; How to Prepare Poster Presentations

1998  Presenter – National Career Tech Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada; How to Host a Career Fair

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