Graduated from Sallisw High School in 1982.
Graduated from Northeastern State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Serivces.
I went back to college in 1993 to get my degreee in Early Childhood Education.
Bachelors of Science in Family Services.
Early Childhood Edication Courses and Certificate.
I started teaching in 1997 and have spent my whole carreer in Vian Elementary School. I have always been in first grade and plan to stay in first grade until I retire.
Before I started teaching, I was a social worker. I was in Education Training and Employment for South Tulsa County for five years. When we moved to VIan, I worked in TANF for two years before getting a teaching position in Vian.
I married Tim Parks in 1990 and we have two children. Our son is named Jonathan. He is currently a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He is an RPA Pilot at Whiteman Air Force abase. Our daughter is named Mattie and is a senior at Northeaster State University and majoring is Speech, Language Pathology. I could not possibly be more proud of my family.
When not teaching I am with my family. Since both of my children live on their own, I am now a parent of two Miniature Schnauzers named Elliot and Truman. They keep me very busy! If I find myself with spare time, I LOVE to read! I have been a reader since I was in the first grade and love it to this day. I try to get a bit of walking exercise in to round out my days!