Welcome! I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Hoover family and share in its belief to focus on the whole child, recognizing each one’s unique characteristics and to challenge each child to perform to his/her fullest potential.
I want to begin by thanking you for sharing your children with me! I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know your children and am honored to be the principal at Hoover Elementary.
I will take just a minute of your time to familiarize you with my experiences during my year career in education. I started my teaching career in Delaware, OK where I gained experience teaching first through sixth grades. It was while teaching first grade that I realized my passion for teaching reading.
I obtained my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002. I earned a Reading Specialist endorsement, which prepared me to teach literacy in grades PK-12. I taught Reading Recovery and Title 1 reading at Kane Elementary before moving to Wilson to serve as Reading Facilitator, where I stayed four years. During my time at Wilson I earned my National Board Certification in Reading/Language Arts. I then moved on to Will Rogers Early Childhood Center where I had the privilege of being principal for two years. I now call Hoover my home and am most happy to be working with each of you to ensure your child receives the best education possible.
I bring a love for children and passion for learning to Hoover. The staff and I appreciate you sharing your child with us!
"We want you here, we value your input and we need your help!"
The administration, teachers and support staff at Hoover Elementary School strive to create a positive, warm and caring learning environment where parents and students feel comfortable and safe. Our goal is for all family members to become an integral part of their child's education. Research indicates that when the home and school work together, students experience a greater level of academic success.
Building a strong parent/school relationship means parents and schools must communicate actively with each other. By getting involved, you show your child that you value school and education, and you increase your child's chances for success.
Hoover Elementary School
Bartlesville, OK 74006
918-333-9337 ext. 1814
~ FAQ (Frequently asked Questions)
Q. WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN BE SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL?
"Get involved: ask questions, read with your child, go to school and stay involved!"
* Get to know your child's school, classroom and teachers.
* Feel free to contact your child's teacher through telephone calls, notes, or
* Parent teacher conferences are a great time to become better acquainted and talk about your child. Describe your child's particular strengths and interests or areas where your child may need extra help. Teachers appreciate families who take the time and make the effort to come to school. You are an expert about your child. Think about your child's interests, talents, and challenges. Share this information with your child's teacher so that the teacher can help your child learn.
* If your child has special needs, make these known right from the beginning.
If you notice a big change in your child's behavior or attitude, contact the teacher immediately.
Q: How do I get the most out of parent-teacher conferences?
* Be prepared to listen as well as to talk. It helps to write out questions before you leave home. Also, jot down what you want to tell the teacher. Be prepared to take notes during the conference and ask for an explanation if you do not understand something.
* In conferences, the teacher should offer specific details about your child's work and progress. If your child has already received some grades, ask what went into them. Ask how your child, you and the teacher can work together to help your child be successful in any areas were grades are low.
* Establish a home environment that supports learning. Parents and teachers are partners in helping children learn to read and write.
* Children who read at home with their parents perform better in school. Show your kids how much you value reading by keeping good books, magazines, and newspapers in the house. Let them see you read. Take them on trips to the library and encourage them to get library cards. Let children read to you, and talk about the books. What was the book about? Why did a character act that way? What will he or she do next?
Look for other ways to teach children the magic of language, words, and stories. Tell stories to your children about their families and their culture. Point out words to children wherever you go -- to the grocery, to the pharmacy, to the gas station. Encourage your children to write notes to grandparents and other relatives.
Q: What if I do not have time to volunteer as much as I would like?
* Even if you cannot volunteer to do work at the school building, you can help your child learn when you are at home.
* Remember that you can encourage your child to work hard. You can give your child the power to succeed in school.