I am beginning my eleventh year as an educator, and all eleven of those years have been spent at Weleetka Public Schools. I taught in the sixth grade classroom from 2005 until the spring of 2008. In the fall of 2008 I made my move across the street to teach English I, English III, and English IV. In the fall of 2013 I made another change, serving as the High School/Junior High School Counselor. The challenges of each position are different, but I can honestly say that I have never second guessed my decision to move into secondary education.
I am a 2001 graduate of Weleetka High School. After graduation I attended Eastern Oklahoma State College for one semester and then transferred to Connors State College where I graduated in 2003 with an Associate of Arts degree. From there I went to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have always had a passion for writing and literature, so I decided upon graduation to gain certification in secondary English as well. In 2010 I completed my Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama.
In August of 2004 I married my high school sweetheart, Keith Hare, and we made our home in Weleetka. We have two beautiful daughters, Kallie Laine and Korbyn Faye.