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Contact Info:

Email:

tray@wpsok.org

Work Phone:

772.2270 ext.4302

Conference Times:

4th Hour (11:16-12:08)

About Me

Educational History:

Watonga High School 2004

University of Oklahoma 2008

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

Oklahoma State Department of Education Alternative Certification:

  • Secondary English Language Arts
  • Journalism | Yearbook

Professional Development:

I've accumulated 800+ professional development hours in my seven+ years of teaching.

Current Position:

I've been teaching middle school English Language Arts for seven years. This will be my fifth year at Weatherford Middle School – and my third classroom as well! I have taught a combination of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English Language Arts/ 6th grade Reading during my time at WMS. This year, I am teaching 7th grade English Language Arts, as well as an 7th grade Honor’s Engish class.  

Previous Position:

I started my teaching career at Hydro-Eakly, where I taught a combination of 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, and 9th grade English/Reading and high school Journalism. Before teaching, I used my degree in Journalism by working as a writer/reporter/correspondent at KFOR-TV. Before my time as a journalist, I worked as a graduate assistant at The University of Oklahoma’s media relations department where I had the opportunity to use my journalism degree once again in writing several athlete features for media programs. 

My background in journalism has certainly helped prepare me for a career in teaching English Language Arts, but nothing could have prepared me for teaching middle school better than actually being in the classroom with students and having that hands-on experience. I believe that teaching is a true calling, and I am blessed to be living out, what I believe, is what God wanted me to use my talents for. I love working with kids, especially middle school students, every single day, and think that I work in the best school with the best people – now THAT makes coming to work every day fun and rewarding!

Family Information:

Ty and I were married in 2010 and have two beautiful boys – Tyton, who is seven and entering first grade and his last year at Burcham Elementary, and Tyger, who turned one last spring and entering day care for the first time this fall. They are the absolute light of our lives. Tyton keeps us busy with wrestling, soccer, flag football, and tee-ball, and Tyger loves to talk and keep us on our toes, as well. 

Personal Information:

When I'm not teaching, or planning, or grading... You can find me spending time with my boys, which often includes long days at wrestling tournaments, watching OU football (or any football for that matter!), spending time with our families, attending the First United Methodist Church on Sunday mornings, fishing, and weekly visits with my grandparents.

Favorites:

  • Sport: Football
  • Sonic Drink: Large Strawberry Peach Fizz Water
  • Food: Game Day food, donuts
  • TV Shows: college football GameDay
  • Movies: "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Forrest Gump"
  • Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings, and any Chinese place!
  • Music: I like a little of everything! Country, old rock, pop... You name it!
  • Subject: English, of course! But I really liked Art, Science, and History in school :)
  • Sports Team: OU SOONERS!
  • Season: Fall (football and back to school are so much fun!)
  • Place: Mountains AND beach!
  • Snack: No Man’s Land Beef jerky, Pistachios
  • Candy: Sour Punch Straws, Zots
  • Athlete: Baker Mayfield!!!!!!!!
  • Weekend activity: Watching football and Saturday morning donuts with my boys :)
  • Holiday: CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I start listening to Christmas music right after Halloween!)

Contact

School Phone:
772.2270 ext.4302
Conference Time:
4th Hour (11:16-12:08)