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|District Teachers of the Year|
|Mr. Ryan Frame -
Mrs. Julie Beeson - Middle School
*Mrs. Nicole Wallstein - Herald Elementary
Mrs. Debbie Wolfe - Wilson Elementary
Ms. Carrie McBlair - Janice K. Pollard Early Childhood Center
-- Submitted by Michelle Borthick (4/10/2012)
Professional Development Chairperson
I was born and raised in Collinsville and attended Collinsville Public
Schools while growing up. I graduated from high school in 1986 and attended
Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) where I earned my degree in Elementary
and Special Education. This is my 19th year of teaching children with
special needs and my 8th year teaching in Collinsville. I really enjoy
working at the Early Childhood Center.
I have a son, Joshua, in the 10th grade at the High School. If you see him in the hallway, tell him he needs to study harder!
Debbie Wolfe (Wilson) --
Debbie Wolfe began her teaching career at Oklahoma State University earning her bachelors degree in Family Relations & Child Development and certification in Elementary Education. She was the fifth in the line of her siblings from Marshall, Oklahoma, to obtain a teaching degree. After a brief time out of the state, she returned to Oklahoma to settle in Collinsville. She began teaching third grade at Wilson Elementary and continued that course for twenty years. In 1995, she resumed her college studies with OSU to earn a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. From the classroom, Debbie made a transition to the Wilson Library after acquiring certification as a Library Media Specialist. This has been her position for the past 12 years.
Debbies interest in educational computing began in the early 1980s after taking an introductory course offered to the community at the high school (on an Atari computer!). She immediately saw the value that technology could have when integrated with the curriculum. She has pursued that interest by obtaining grants that provided Internet access to all campus libraries and throughout the Wilson campus. Additionally, she has planned and led staff workshops, served as an Eighth Floor Master teacher, and continues to instruct the First and Second graders to effectively access, search, and evaluate information sources
Debbie is married to John Wolfe, a graduate of Collinsville High School and son of James Wolfe, who served on the Collinsville School Board for several years. They have three children: Matt Wolfe of Conway, AR, Kendal Wolfe of Tulsa, and Gayle Wolfe of Oklahoma City. All three children are graduates of Collinsville High School. Gayle is currently teaching first grade at Van Buren Elementary in Oklahoma City. Debbies interests include traveling, almost anything computer related (PhotoShop addict!), and following OSU sports.
|Mrs. Nicole Wallstein
- (Herald) --
I graduated from Bixby High School in 1997 and attended Southern Nazarene University on a softball scholarship. After receiving my multidisciplinary degree in Sociology/Psychology in 2001, I worked with inner city youth and was a childrens group facilitator. I married my husband, Derek, in 2005. We moved to Tulsa where I began completing my alternate certification for special education. Upon completion I began my teaching career at Broken Arrow Public Schools. In 2008, we moved to Collinsville and I am currently in my fourth year as a Special Education Teacher. We have a six year old son, Jacob, and a three year old daughter, Nora. When not in the classroom you will find me reading, fishing, or camping with my family.
Julie Beeson - (Middle School) --
I graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education.
I began my teaching career in 1990 as a kindergarten teacher in Owasso and taught multiple grades at the elementary level for eight years.
At that time, we had two small boys and I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with them for six years. When our youngest son started first grade, I was ready to go back to the classroom.
I taught third grade at Herald Elementary for five years beginning in 2004. In 2009, I moved to Collinsville Middle School. This is my third year at CMS and Im currently teaching 6th Grade Reading and 7th & 8th Title 1 Reading.
My husband, Derek,
and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in May. We have two
fantastic children, Hayden, who is a Junior at CHS and Spencer, who
is an 8th grader at CMS.
|Mr. Ryan Frame
- (High School) --
Mr. Frame is currently in his 14th year of public education as a classroom teacher and coach. A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma in 1996, Mr. Frame began his teaching career as a long term substitute at Edmond Santa Fe High School before moving on to Norman High School where he spent 5 years teaching in the science department. In 2004, Mr. Frame moved to Green Country where he taught and coached at Skiatook High School for 6 years. During his time at Skiatook, he served as the head baseball coach where he started a summer baseball program, a junior high baseball program, and implemented the very first astronomy curriculum for the science department. Mr. Frame was named the Skiatook High School Teacher of the Year for the 2009-2010 school year. He was again blessed with a wonderful opportunity in 2010 to move to Cardinal country and join an outstanding staff at Collinsville High School.
Mr. Frame remembers his 7th grade science teacher, Coach White, as an influential figure in his early years. Coach White inspired students with his stories and connections to real life through science. Also, Mr. Frame had Dr. Miller (gold medalist gymnast Shannon Millers dad) as a physics and meteorology professor during his time at UCO. Dr. Miller brought humor to class as well as a love for learning science. An intelligent and passionate teacher, Dr. Miller was the man.
During his career, Mr. Frame has worked in some great school districts alongside some fantastic teachers, coaches, and administrators who have helped shape him into the educator that he is today. I believe that I have been cut from this mold and I am humbled to be nominated for this prestigious award.