I am a 1979 graduate of Sallisaw High School. I attended college at Connors State College in Warner, OK. I then attended Northeastern State University where I earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education. I earned my Master of Education in Special Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ and a Graduate Certificate in Administration from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.
I began my teaching career in Rough Rock, AZ on the Navajo Reservation. I spent 7 years there, beginning with teaching high school English and transferring to teaching special education. On the third year, I was appointed as the special education director and later federal programs director was added to my title and duties. The final year in Arizona, I was the middle school principal.
I then returned to Oklahoma as the first female principal at Watts High School and spent the next four years there before going to Muskogee High School to teach for a year. I wanted to get back into the classroom for a year and also wanted to see what it would be like to work at a large school. I learned that my heart is with small schools.
In 2013, I came to Keota as the elementary school principal. I have served the last two years as the high school principal and superintendent. I am happy to begin the 2020-2021 school year as the Superintendent of Keota Public School.
I have been married for 41 years to Alan Morris. We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Alan and I live on his family’s homestead and have remodeled a house that was first built in approximately 1893. We live on Kerr Lake and enjoy spending time with family and our horses and dog. I love the time spent in Keota and have grown to love the people here as family. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your community.
Alan and I live in the home that his great-grandmother was born in and have remodeled it ourselves. We like horses, hiking, golf, and anything outdoors. We especially love going to watch the Keota Lions play ball, as well as watching our oldest grandson who plays football for Bixby and our oldest granddaughter who plays little league basketball, cheers for little league football at Sallisaw and performs on Miss Jordan’s Dance team, as well as anything else the six grandchildren are involved in.