Welcome to Coalgate
The School of Opportunity
It has been awhile since I updated my information, so I decided I needed to get busy.
I am thankful and blessed to be a part of the Coalgate community. I started teaching here in 1984. I tell my students I have been here since the beginning of time. I almost have. When they ask my age, I tell them I'm 93. I’ve been 93 for a few years now. That usually stops any further questions about age and starts them on another train of thought, such as, “Why are you still teaching at 93?’ Neverending!
I work in the computer lab. I have students as young as four through the fifth grade. I love working with all of them. This is my eighth year in the lab, and I find I am constantly learning new things. I wouldn't trade this job for anything in the world. I love the teachers that I work with, the students, and the parents that I have gotten to know over the years.
My husband's name is Philip. We have been married for forty years. He’s a great man! He never hesitates to help with the laundry and housework. He even helps with the cooking and cleanup. I think I'll keep him for awhile. He is a CWI-Cerified Welding Inspector. His job keeps him on the road. He truly loves it. He can set his own work schedule which allows him to help out with his mom.
Our oldest daughter, Kasey, teaches Kindergarten. We couldn't be more proud of her. I have enjoyed helping her, when I have the opportunity, get her classroom ready. I have no doubt she is an amazing teacher. She is married to Drew Jackson. He works for the Choctaw in their finance department. He is super smart. We were blessed when he joined our family. Our youngest, Lauren, graduated from UCO in Edmond. She has a double major in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. Lauren is a counselor and is working on her Masters Degree. Lauren is married to Brett Porter, and they have blessed us with our first and only grandchild, Kenna. She is the greatest! We have so much fun with her!
If you ever have any questions or need to reach me, please feel free to call the school at 580-927-2338 ext. 125 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.