Name: Angie Allen
Email: angela.allen@edmondschools.net
Phone Number: 405-726-5844
Room Number: 183
Grade Level: 6th – 8th
Subject Area: Orchestra
Team: Elective
Planning Period: 1st hour
Degree: Bachelor’s Degree – Instrumental Music Education – Oklahoma City University
Educational Philosophy: Every child can be successful!
Favorite Quote: “Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that

Class Website: https://sites.google.com/a/edmondschools.net/sequoyahmiddleschoolorchestra/

6th grade orchestra:

“6th grade orchestra is available to any student, with no need for previous musical experience.  Students will learn everything there is to know about how to play a stringed instrument.  The instruments are violin, viola, cello, and bass.  Students will go on musical trips and perform in a large group at the winter concert and spring concert.”
7th grade orchestra:
“7th grade orchestra students will progress from 6th grade orchestra as they prepare and perform various styles of music at concerts and contests throughout the year.  Students have the opportunity to perform solos and small ensembles at contest and travel out of Edmond to an orchestra festival in the spring.  Emphasis will be placed on furthering technique and enhancing musicianship.”
8th grade orchestra:
“8th grade orchestra is available to students who have successfully completed seventh grade orchestra.  Students will prepare and perform various styles of music at concerts and contests throughout the year.  Students have the opportunity to perform solos and small ensembles at contest, travel out of Edmond to an orchestra festival in the spring, and participate in activities that help transition to the high school orchestra.  Emphasis will be placed on furthering technique and enhancing musicianship.”

Dustin Bennett

Andrew M. Boatman
andy.boatman@edmondschools.net
MultiMedia and Technology Literacy
405-726-5826
Room: 210
Planning Period : 11:25-12:45

Degree: B.A. – Sociology, Teaching Certificate in Social Studies
M.Ed. – Educational Technology
Educational Philosophy: I believe it is important for students to be able to teach themselves how to learn to do something new as they encounter unfamiliar technology.

Beth Bryan
Beth.Bryan@edmondschools.net
Room: 137
405-726-5863
Enrichment
Planning Period: 11:20-12:50
Class Description: Gifted and talented class focusing on creative problem solving.

Degree: Bacholors from OSU in Elementary Education with Middle School Math.
Educational Philosophy: As the teacher, I am the facilitator of self-directed learning. Students learn the most from their failures causing them to find success after multiple attempts.
Favorite Quote: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Ben Franklin

Name: Ben Conrady
Email: ben.conrady@edmondschools.net
Phone Number: 726-5834
Room Number: 176
Grade Level: 6th/7th/8th
Subject Area: Band
Team: Masters of the Universe
Planning Period: 11:20-12:50
Degree: Bachelor of Music Education – OU/Master of Music Education – OU
Educational Philosophy: Every child deserves to learn. It is my job to facilitate the learning by meeting them where they are and learning with them.
Favorite Quote: “The time is always right to do what is right.”
Class Website: Our Band Page

 

Name: Stephanie Adler
Email: stephanie.adler@edmondschools.net
Phone Number: 405-726-5819
Room Number: 0
Grade Level: 6-8
Subject Area: Media Literacy
Team: Electives
Planning Period: N/A
Degree: Masters of Education
Educational Philosophy: Everyone is capable of learning and sucess.
Favorite Quote: “The more you read the more you know. The more things you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
Class Website: Sequoyah Website http://sequoyah.edmondschools.net/sequoyah-media-center/mediacenter/
Club Sponsor: Sequoyah Website – Book Clubs  http://sequoyah.edmondschools.net/sequoyah-media-center/book-club/

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Vicki Keller
Vicki.Keller@edmondschools.net
Room: 136
405-726-5854
Publications, I Teach
Planning Period: 12:05-12:45

Journalism Website: https://sites.google.com/a/edmondschools.net/sequoyah-journalism/

I-Teach Website: https://sites.google.com/a/edmondschools.net/i-teach-sequoyah/
Class Descriptions: I Teach is a leadership class where students learn by serving. For sixth graders, Publications is an introductory class that covers many different types of journalism. For seventh graders, Publications is a newspaper class. For eighth graders, it is a yearbook class.

Degree: Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Language Arts
Educational Philosophy: Any child can learn given the right environment to do so.
Favorite Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Name: Julie Lareau
Email: julie.lareau@edmondschools.net
Phone Number: 405-726-5875
Room Number: 209
Grade Level: 6th – 8th
Subject Area: Multimedia; Technology Literacy
Team: Masters of the Universe
Planning Period: 12:05-12:45
Degree: B.S. Business Education; M.Ed. Business Education
Educational Philosophy: All students can learn! As educators, we must answer these questions: 1. What do we want our students to learn? (Objectives) 2. How will we know if the students have learned it? (Assessment) 3. How will we respond if the students have not learned the objectives?
Favorite Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

Name: Ryan McCord
Email: Ryan.McCord@edmondschools.net
Phone Number: 405-726-5845
Room Number: 176
Grade Level: 6/7th
Subject Area: Band
Team: Elective
Planning Period: 11:20-12:50
Degree: Bachelor of Music Education – Instrumental, University of Oklahoma
Educational Philosophy: All students deserve the opportunity to succeed.
Favorite Quote: “You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant.” – Dr. Seuss
Class Website: Band

Brandon Page
Brandon.Page@edmondschools.net
Room: 140
405-726-5850
Around the World, Leadership
Class Description: “Appreciation of our differences starts with the acknowledgment of our similarities” -Peter Reese

Degree: B.A. History Education
Favorite Quote: “Fake Joy is better than genuine depression.” Florence Littauer

Name: Amy Pitts
Email: amy.pitts@edmondschools.net
Phone Number: 726-5862
Room Number: 184
Grade Level: 6-8
Subject Area: Vocal Music
Team: Electives
Planning Period: 5th Hour
Degree: Bachelors of Music Education, Master’s Of Music Education (Currently Pursuing)
Educational Philosophy: I believe in lifelong learning, and the willingness and humility it takes to admit that you can always do better. I think it is incredibly important to laugh at your own mistakes, and allow everything that happens to be a learning opportunity! I am continuing my education through Texas Tech’s Master’s of Music Education program, and absolutely love to read literature on how to help the middle school students find their voice. More than anyone else, I learn from my students. I experiment to see what methods help them improve the most, and change what I’m doing if it’s not helping. I also am a strong believer in music literacy! If you learn one thing from my class, it will be how to read music. No one cares if you remember the harmony to some silly pop or folk song, but if you can read anything off the page, I have given you a skill that will last you a lifetime. Lastly, I believe in keeping music FUN! I try to have fun every day and want to bring that joy to my students!
Favorite Quote: Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. – Henry Van Dyke
Class Website: https://sites.google.com/a/edmondschools.net/cougar-choir/
Club Sponsor: Instagram: @cougar_choir

Name: Larry Tettleton
Email: larry.tettleton@edmondschools.net
Phone Number: 726-5827
Room Number: 0
Grade Level: 6-8
Subject Area: Physical Education
Team: Masters of the Universe
Planning Period: 3rd 9:35-10:25
Degree: B.S. P.E.
Educational Philosophy: Make it fun
Favorite Quote: Romans 8:31
Our Physical Education Website

Andria Whaley
Andria.Whaley@edmondschools.net
Room: 208
405-726-5852
FACS
Planning Period: 12:05-12:45

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Special Education, Conversation edorsement in Vocational Home Ec, Masters in Professional Services/Family and Consumer Science
Educational Philosophy: As a teacher, I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. I aim to create an atmosphere that encourages curiosity, determination, supports risk-taking and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the student’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.
Favorite Quote: Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Name: tanya williams
Email: tanya.williams@edmondschools.net
Phone Number:
Room Number: 161
Grade Level: elective
Subject Area: art
Team: elective
Planning Period: 11:47-12:54
Degree: elementary with art endorsement
Educational Philosophy: Not everyone will become an artist in my classroom, but all students can have a love and appreciation for art.
Favorite Quote: it’s never too late to be what you might have been.