I am a 1986 graduate of Cave Springs High School. I was a non-traditional college student and began college after being in the workforce for several years. I graduated from Northeastern State University with a Bacholor of Science in Education, majoring in Early Childhood Education.
The classroom assistant is Jennifer Stoner.
We have a para professional in our room, Stephanie Smith.
We have a part time aid, Chelsea McCarter.
I received my certification in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education in 1995.
I have been working with Vian Headstart since August 2015. I have a mixed class of 3 and 4 year olds.
I started my teaching career in 1998 and taught 4 year olds for the public school at Zion Elementary until I moved to Sallisaw in 2004.
I have been married to John Sawney for 26 years and we have four children. Caitlin is 23, Madalyn is 20, Brenna is 16 and Darby is 14. Brenna has a cat named Capuccino who only likes Brenna and Madalyn has a malti-poo named Maggie who loves everyone. My younger children attend school at Sallisaw, where we currently live.
I also work some evenings at Ms. Jordan’s School of Dance, where my two youngest children are on the competitive team, my oldest volunteers and my second assits teaching acrobatic dance classes. I love to make costumes for them.