Growing up, I was a Union Redskin through my freshmen year, and the change to Lincoln could not have come fast enough. I was ready for a school that would not only challenge me academically, but would grow me spiritually and teach me to believe in myself. I could not be more thankful for the experiences and lessons I was taught both as a student and a human being in my time at LCS. God truly moved in my life in those three years.
After graduating from Lincoln in 2009, I moved to the great city of Stillwater, Oklahoma, to attend Oklahoma State University and study secondary education with an emphasis in Mathematics. I wanted to be Coach McWhorter when I grew up. I graduated in four years with a double major in Mathematics and Education, and in the spring of my senior year, God opened the perfect door for me. After a phone call with (then Athletic Director) Brad Ballard, I was on board to coach and teach at my alma mater!
The first three years of teaching and coaching at Lincoln were truly a dream come true. I got to coach junior high and high school softball, basketball, and track, working with some incredible athletes and coaches. I was able to experience softball history with the program’s first regional victory, basketball history with the program’s first regional championship, and track history with the school’s first female individual state champion thrower. I also got to work with an unbelievably talented math department, who helped me grow as an educator in my time there.
In the spring of 2015, my husband Brice and I were married. At the time he was working in the Physical Therapy department at St. Francis Hospital. However, God had bigger plans for us, one of which was for Brice to continue his education into a Kinesiology program. During the summer of 2016, we moved to Dallas, Texas, and Brice is currently attending the University of Texas at Arlington. I teach a class called Math Models at RL Turner High School in the Carrollton Farmers Branch school district, and I also get the pleasure of coaching 9th grade volleyball, JV basketball, and assisting with the varsity softball team. God is continuing to grow me as an educator, coach, wife, and friend through our new adventure in Dallas, and I’m truly thankful that Lincoln taught me how to be obedient to His calling! God is good, all the time.