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Elementary Faculty and Staff

Marietta Elementary School boasts some of the finest educators in the state. Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to the well-being of every student, every day. Take a moment to get to know us better!

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Dana McMillin
Principal, Upper Elementary School
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Dana McMillin

Principal, Upper Elementary School

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Ann Rutledge
Principal, Primary School
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Ann Rutledge

Principal, Primary School

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Mary Jones
Secretary - Primary
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Mary Jones

Secretary - Primary

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Roberta Morgan
Secretary - Upper
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Roberta Morgan

Secretary - Upper

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Teaching Staff

Lacee Ballard
Kindergarten
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Lacee Ballard

Kindergarten

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Ms. Sifford teaches kindergarten at Marietta Elementary School. She earned her high school diploma in 2001 and went on to earn a bachelor's in business administration and marketing in 2005. In 2010, she completed her certification in elementary education and her Texas Educators Certificate. She completed her Oklahoma Educators Certificate in 2011.

Amber Boatright
Third Grade
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Amber Boatright

Third Grade

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My family and I moved from Colorado to Marietta in 2001. I have been a resident of Marietta for thirteen years, so to me, Marietta is home. I graduated from Marietta High School in 2007 and then went on to earn an associates degree from Murray State College and a bachelor's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I've been teaching at Marietta Elementary School for two years. Go Indians! In my spare time, I volunteer as a firefighter with the Shady Dale Volunteer Fire Department. I have three god children (Holley, Hagen, and Tessa) who are my whole world, and I love to spoil them as much as I can. I have no children of my own, so that is quite often! I've always known that I was meant to be a teacher, and I am so blessed to be doing something that I love every day. I have only been teaching for two years, so every day is a new experience! Each student in my class becomes a permanent part of my heart, and I can honestly say that I love each and every one of them. I always strive to do and be my best for my students, and in return, I expect the same from them.

Kacie Bone
Second Grade
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Kacie Bone

Second Grade

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Mischelle Brown
Second Grade
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Mischelle Brown

Second Grade

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Kathleen Burk
Kindergarten
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Kathleen Burk

Kindergarten

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Christina Conway
Kindergarten
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Christina Conway

Kindergarten

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Heather Cummings
Kindergarten
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Heather Cummings

Kindergarten

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Ms. Cummings earned a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Oklahoma City University in 1997. Before coming to Marietta, she taught kindergarten at Dickson Elementary, kindergarten at Alcott Elementary, and reading at Take 2 Academy. She has been teaching kindergarten at Marietta Elementary School since 2000.

Jennifer Davis
Third Grade
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Jennifer Davis

Third Grade

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I earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Texas Woman's University in December 2012. I am currently certified to teach early childhood education through sixth grade in Oklahoma, Texas, and California. I also hold an English as a Second Language certification in these states. I am a 2004 graduate of Marietta High School. Go Indians! This is my second year teaching third grade and my third year as a teacher. I moved to third grade from fourth grade, so I will be teaching our third graders with the skills they need for fourth grade in mind. Before I was a certified teacher, I spent two years as a special education paraprofessional for Lewisville Independent School District in Lewisville, Texas. I also have a lot of experience working with students who are English language learners. I have always enjoyed working with kids. Through the years, I have done a lot of volunteering with other programs such as the Boys and Girls Club.

Pamela Davis
Fourth Grade
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Pamela Davis

Fourth Grade

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Pamela Davis earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Nazarene University. Before becoming a Marietta Indian, Pamela taught at Lone Grove Primary and Zaneis Elementary. She taught sixth grade, seventh grade, and third grade at Zaneis Elementary. She also taught second grade at Lone Grove Primary. Pamela is engaged to her best friend, Curtis Latham, an Oklahoma game warden for Johnston County. They spend their time with their children, Desiree, Layne, Brady, Forrest, Dalton, and Lexi, who all share a love for the outdoors. A special blessing came from heaven above, as Caiden Curtis Latham became the newest addition to their family as "The Grand." They also enjoy watching Oklahoma Sooner football, and being avid OU fans! Boomer...Sooner!

Kassie Drain
Fifth Grade
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Kassie Drain

Fifth Grade

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I'm Kassie Drain. Tthis is my second year as a fifth grade teacher at Marietta Elementary. My husband, Steven, and I have been married for six years, and we have one son, Wyatt. I first graduated from Murray State College in 2010 then from SOSU in 2012. This year I teach two sections of math and a section of reading.

Celinda Garner
Fourth Grade
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Celinda Garner

Fourth Grade

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Lynette Glenn
Fifth Grade
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Lynette Glenn

Fifth Grade

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Hello, I am Lynette Glenn. I am a graduate of Grandfield High School. I graduated from Cameron University in 2011 with a degree in elementary education. I started my teaching career at Grandfield Elementary. I taught reading and English for two years. I married my husband in 2013. We decided to make our home in central Oklahoma, so that is how I came to teach at Marietta. This is my second year at Marietta Elementary as a fifth grade teacher. When I have free time, I love playing with my niece and nephew. I greatly enjoy the outdoors and animals. I also like to travel.

Sara Gore
Fifth Grade
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Sara Gore

Fifth Grade

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I am a 2000 graduate of Marietta High School. I attended Murray State College for two years where I played collegiate softball. I then transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University where I majored in physical education. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education with an elementary education endorsement. I did my student teaching at Calera Public Schools. There, I taught physical education to first through sixth grade students. I was also the junior high and high school assistant girls basketball, fast pitch, and slow pitch softball coach. In 2005, I substituted for one year. I joined Marietta Public Schools in 2006 as a fifth grade teacher and have been here ever since. I began coaching junior high slow pitch softball in 2010. In 2011, I was the assistant coach for the high school fast pitch softball team. I have been the head junior high fast pitch and slow pitch softball coach for the last two years. I enjoy teaching young minds the game. It is a blast getting to watch these kids improve and become ball players. I have also been the gifted and talented coordinator for six years. Personally, I have been married for eight years. I have a fourteen year old stepson, a five year old little girl, a three year old little girl, and a six month old little girl. I am a big sports fanatic. I love O.S.U. and the Texas Rangers. I enjoy reading, hunting, fishing, and ranching. I am the family readiness coordinator for the 45th IBCT, Alpha Troop 1 180th. I enjoy volunteering hours to serve the soldiers who serve our country. I am very active in my church, the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Purcell, OK.

Shari Hallum
Fourth Grade
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Shari Hallum

Fourth Grade

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I graduated from OSU in 1992 with a bachelor's in education. I have taught third grade, first grade, kindergarten, and fourth grade since 1992.

Crystal Jones
Fourth Grade
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Crystal Jones

Fourth Grade

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Tami Lewis
Kindergarten
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Tami Lewis

Kindergarten

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Hello! My name is Tami Lewis. I was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. I attended Plainview Public School, graduating in 1994. I have been married to Rick Lewis for ten years, and we currently live in Ardmore. He is a retired firefighter and current equipment operator. We have a daughter, Sierra, who just turned twenty and lives in Marietta. I enjoy reading, watching football, and taking road trips with my awesome husband! After seven years in the home health field, I returned to college and completed my teaching degree at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2004. Before coming to Marietta Elementary, I taught at Lincoln Elementary, Hickory Creek Child Center, and Mannsville Schools. I truly love being a teacher, helping little minds develop to their full potential!

Glenda May
First Grade
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Glenda May

First Grade

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Hope McClendon
Special Education
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Hope McClendon

Special Education

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Shawna McGehee
Pre-Kindergarten
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Shawna McGehee

Pre-Kindergarten

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I am from Marietta, Oklahoma, and I have lived here all my life. In 2001, I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I spent one year teaching kindergarten, and the last twelve years have been as a pre kindergarten teacher. I am married to Gregg McGehee, who is also from Marietta. We have four children: Garrett is a college freshman, Briggom is a high school junior, Caleb is an 8th grader, and Claire is a pre kindergartner. We love to be outdoors as a family. Hunting, traveling, and playing sports are favorites of ours.

Jamie Monson
Fifth Grade
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Jamie Monson

Fifth Grade

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Bre Niblett
Second Grade
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Bre Niblett

Second Grade

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Bonnie Petersen
Third Grade
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Bonnie Petersen

Third Grade

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I received an associate's degree in general studies from Murray State College and then went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I love being a teacher, and I am so fortunate to be doing something I love every day. I truly believe all children can learn, and with the right environment/influences, all can flourish as well. I have three wonderful children: Amanda, 25; D.J., 23; and Cody, 19. I recently lost my husband of 27 years. We've lived in the Marietta area for sixteen years, and all of my kids are Marietta alumni. My hobbies are reading, camping, and working on D.I.Y. and home improvement projects.

Jenna Phipps
Special Education
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Jenna Phipps

Special Education

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LaWanna Reed
Second Grade
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LaWanna Reed

Second Grade

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Ariel Rickets
Pre-Kindergarten
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Ariel Rickets

Pre-Kindergarten

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I earned my bachelor of science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2014 and have early childhood and elementary education certificates. I have a passion for education and feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school district.

Lori Ross
First Grade
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Lori Ross

First Grade

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Amanda Sanders
First Grade
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Amanda Sanders

First Grade

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Ms. Sanders earned her bachelor of science degree at St. Joseph College in Renssealer, Indiana. Before coming to Marietta, she spent five years teaching in Corsicana, Texas. She started teaching at Marietta Elementary in 2007 in the kindergarten classroom and then spent three years teaching first grade. She presently teaches second grade.

Misti Sprouse
Third Grade
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Misti Sprouse

Third Grade

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Britany Taylor
First Grade
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Britany Taylor

First Grade

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I live and went to high school in Ringling, Oklahoma, where I played any sport they offered. My husband and I got married in 2007 and travel the U.S. every summer we get the chance. We both received our degrees from SOSU and are very grateful for that opportunity. We do not have any children, but we have a dog named "Lucky," and he is like our child. My hobbies during any free time are reading books, watching movies, spending time with family, and going to the lake. We have a huge family, and we are very family oriented people. We attend church at Church on the Rock in Ringling where my father in law preaches. I am grateful to be teaching first grade at Marietta Elementary, and I love doing it!

 

Support Staff

Teresa Pereida
Custodian
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Teresa Pereida

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Jessica Garcia
ELL
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Jessica Garcia

ELL

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Ms. Argraves earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and Spanish from Oklahoma State University in 2013. She has a license to teach Spanish and ELL for pre kindergarten through twelfth grade. Before coming to Marietta Elementary School, she taught at Lakenheath High School, Feltwell Elementary School, Guthrie High School, and Suburban Middle School. She also has experience teaching Spanish at Upward Bound in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she taught high school students from low income areas and diverse backgrounds and cultures. Her past work as a nursery worker and camp counselor has also given her experience working with various age groups.

Erin Banta
Assistant Teacher - PK
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Erin Banta

Assistant Teacher - PK

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Lupe Garcia
Custodian
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Lupe Garcia

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Karen Handley
Assistant Librarian
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Karen Handley

Assistant Librarian

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Ronette Hunter
Assistant Teacher - Kindergarten
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Ronette Hunter

Assistant Teacher - Kindergarten

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Becky Jones
Assistant Teacher - Special Education
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Becky Jones

Assistant Teacher - Special Education

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Josh Jones
Assistant Teacher - Primary
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Josh Jones

Assistant Teacher - Primary

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Robin Mayes
Librarian
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Robin Mayes

Librarian

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Regina McGill
Literacy
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Regina McGill

Literacy

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Heather McMahon
Counselor
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Heather McMahon

Counselor

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Hello, my name is Heather Mcmahon (Ms. Mac). Children are my passion, and I feel very fortunate to have a career that I truly love. I enjoy welcoming students to school each morning, supporting them throughout the day, and teaching life skills during guidance classes. As a counselor, my goals are to guide and counsel students toward academic and personal success as well as to assist them in developing coping skills to handle life's many challenges. As a team member, I work with all our staff to support each child's individual needs. I have been teaching for eighteen years; five of those years coaching basketball and track. I have two children, Carson and Courtlyn, who are third generation Marietta Indians. My hobbies include watching Oklahoma State University sports, spending time with friends and family, and raising show pigs.

Sarah Mendenhall
Assistant Teacher-Pre-K
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Sarah Mendenhall

Assistant Teacher-Pre-K

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Ashley Riley
Assistant Teacher - Special Education
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Ashley Riley

Assistant Teacher - Special Education

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Gloria Sullivan
Assistant Teacher - ELL
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Gloria Sullivan

Assistant Teacher - ELL

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Sheri Willis
Assistant Teacher - Pre-K
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Sheri Willis

Assistant Teacher - Pre-K

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Jessica Wolfe
Assistant Teacher - Reading
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Jessica Wolfe

Assistant Teacher - Reading

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