Middle School

Valerie Cobb
Valerie Cobb5th - 7th Grade Math; 6th - 8th Grade Social Studies; Computers; MS Enrichment
Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education
Intermediate Math
University of Oklahoma

“Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
~Proverbs 22:6

Jill Duran
Jill Duran6th grade English
–Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Concordia University, Seward, NE
–Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy from Oklahoma State University

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Shawn Griffith
Shawn GriffithPre-Algebra, Algebra Concepts, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, & Calculus
Education – Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education in 2000

Professional Development – over 1000 hours in workshop training and college courses including Great Expectations, Thinking Maps, Advanced Placement, Texas Instruments technology, Google Drive, Structured English Immersion, and various math instruction techniques.

Work experience – 15 years as a 6-12 grade mathematics teacher in rural, online, and Christian environments.

Certification – highly qualified and certified in over 10 states

Matthew 22:37 – “Jesus replied: ‘Love The Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'”

Ginger Hendricks
Ginger HendricksMiddle & High School Sciences, STEM, Middle School Enrichment
–B.S. 1990 Oral Roberts University – major Biology, minor Chemistry

–M.S. 1993 Oklahoma State University – Science

–2017 Alternative Certification 6 – 12th grade Biological Sciences – 3 year conditional

1994 – 2005 Electron Microscopy Laboratory Manager and Instructor, OSU Stillwater and OSU Center for Health Sciences

1998 – Current Adjunct Biology for Non-Majors Course Instructor, TCC

Phillipians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Katherine McGrew
Katherine McGrewReligion Teacher
–Former President of Oklahoma Middle Level Educators Association
–English Teacher
–Guidance Counselor
–Assistant Principal in Broken Arrow Public Schools
–Principal in Jenks Public Schools
–Certified as School Superintendent
–Masters Degrees in School Administration and Guidance Counseling
Gayla Nelson
Gayla NelsonCollege Concurrent English, English Comp I and English Comp II, English III, AP English II, Pre-AP English I, Pre -AP 7th & 8th English, Yearbook.
–Bachelor of Arts in English -Cameron University
–Masters of Science in College Teaching of English – Northeastern State University

–Oklahoma Teachers Certificate grades 5-12 English

–Certified High School AP English Instructor

Worked in higher education for 31 years – college teaching and administration.

Spent the past 5 years in high school education teaching English, AP English, Creative Writing, and World Literature.

Psalm 78:2-4 – “For I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past— stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord,about his power and his mighty wonders.”

Linda Barton
Linda BartonSpecial Services Tutor
–Retired Special Education Teacher
–B.A. in Special Education and Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences
–Certified in mental retardation, LD, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury and Early childhood
Elementary Curriculum:

Middle School Curriculum: — We are in the process of mapping curriculum  –Updated information coming soon

To read an overview of the middle school curriculum, please visit the links below.

Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) Offerings

At the middle school level, Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) classes give 7th and 8th grade students the opportunities to practice (at the appropriate level) skills that will enable them to be successful in Advanced Placement classes in high school.  Pre-AP is currently offered in English/Language Arts.