I am a 1978 graduate of Poteau High School. I attended Oklahoma
State University from 1978-1982 and received my Bachelors of
Science in Elementary Education. I taught in Carney, OK my
first year and in Perkins, OK for the next two years. We
moved to Poteau in 1985 and I substituted in Poteau Schools.
I have taught 2nd through 5th grade and Gifted Education in Poteau Public
Schools for 8 years. I received my Masters in Elementary
Education with a minor in Reading from the University of
Arkansas. I then received my Principal's certification from
Northeastern State University. I was Assistant Principal at
Poteau Primary for two years and am in my eleventh year as Principal
at Pansy Kidd Middle School.
I believe that all students can learn. I
strive to be an educational leader that enables all faculty and
staff to meet the needs of our students. I believe in
excellence. I expect all students to put forth his/her best
effort in order to meet this level of excellence.