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.
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 till I retire.
Before I started teaching, I was a social worker. I was in Education Training and Employment in 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 and is attending The United States Air Force Academy. Our daughter is named Mattie and is a student at Vian High School.
When not teaching I am with my family. I take every opportunity to go to Colorado and see my son. I also love to watch my daughter cheer and show her pigs for FFA! 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 also like to walk for exercise. I try to get three miles in as often as I can.