My academic career with Tulsa Public Schools began at East Central High School in 2009 where I spent five years as an English teacher and Speech & Debate coach. I also served East Central High School as the English Department chair and as an Assistant Principal.
After serving for eight years at East Central High School I was offered the role of Interim Principal at Monroe Demonstration Academy. I am currently in my first year in that role and have grown to love the students and the community that Monroe serves. I am incredibly proud of the highly effective team that makes up Monroe. From the educators to the support staff, we have a strong family dynamic that really drives the tone of the school.
I attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah where I received a master's degree in communication and a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communications. I discovered my passion for education while working as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State University. While teaching freshman level courses, I learned that being part of a classroom setting was one of the most impactful roles I could have.
Education has become my passion; there is no better feeling in the world than to help ignite the spark in young minds that will drive their interests for years to come.
My academic career started with Tulsa Public Schools in 2013. I began my career at Cooper Elementary School where I was a 4th grade classroom teacher for two years. I then stepped into the role of Physical Education teacher for two years where, in 2015, I was named Tulsa Public Schools District Teacher of the Year.
After having the privilege of serving the Cooper community for 4 years, I started my administration career at Monroe Demonstration Academy. I have been the assistant principal at Monroe Demonstration Academy since 2017, and I am thankful and fortunate to get to serve this community every day.
I came to Tulsa with Teach for America in 2013 after graduating from the University of Lynchburg with a degree in Physical Education. While at the University of Lynchburg I played 4 years of basketball under coach Hillary Scott. Since coming to Tulsa, I have been blessed to be awarded the Certificate of Meritorious Achievement from the House of Representatives for the creation and work with Cooper Elementary School's first-ever basketball team, along with being named Oklahoma City Thunder's Teacher of the Game in 2016.
I received my master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and I am currently pursuing my Ed.D in Curriculum and Supervision at the University of Oklahoma.
I always feel so honored and thankful to serve the students of Monroe Demonstration Academy and continue to look forward to all the great accomplishments our students will have.
Monroe Demonstration Academy
2010 E. 48th St. North
Tulsa, OK 74130
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.