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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville, Oklahoma
August 11, 2006
New Teachers Welcomed
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19 New Teachers Filled Out Infomation Sheet For Greeting Collinsville
2006-07 Teaching Subject or Grade
Years Teaching (including 2006-07)
Previous School(s)
James Allison Computers (HS) 1st year


Oklahoma State & St. Ambrose Wife: Lisa; Children: Jacob, Noah Loves golf, mountain hiking and bridge
Pam Bailey Special Needs (HS) 10 years Holdenville & Wewoka East Central Univ. (Ada) Husband: Albert;
4 Daughters
1 daughter married, 2 in college, youngest in HS
Alison Brown Speech Pathologist 4 years Glenpool Elem. Oklahoma State & Univ of Tulsa Husband: Corey .
Mandy Burd 4th Grade 5 years Owasso Northeastern State Husband: Bryan; Children: Mallory, Blake, Brayden .
Wendi Caffee Math / Science (6th) 2 years Holdenville Oklahoma State 1 daughter .
Kim Fahrion Family & Consumer Sciences (HS) 1st year . Northeastern State Parents in Medicine Park, OK .
Jade Finney Kindergarten 1st year . Oklahoma State Kevin Finney .
Marney Flippo 1st Grade 1st year . Northeastern State Husband: Tony; Children: Pete, Sydney .
Keli Harrell English III (Juniors) 10 Coweta Northeastern State Husband: Mike; Children: Kailan, Chelsea, Alex, Kyleigh .
Paul Hartman Chemistry 19 years Sallisaw, Hays TX, Roswell NM Univ. of Georgia Wife: Diana;
3 Children
soccer referee
Nicole (Sizemore) Ketcher Special Education
14th year East Central HS, Tulsa Lutheran, Marrs & Central Elem, Skiatook Northeastern State Husband: Mike; Children: Genevieve, Nicholas professional photographer
Gina Lewis Business (HS) + Band Color Guard Instructor 19th year Salina, Muldrow, McAlester, Bartlesville Northeastern State Husband: Ron Lewis (Band Director); Children: Saxon, Kelci .
Melody McCoy Pre-Algebra (8th) + Math (7th) 1st year . Oklahoma Christian University 2 dogs & 2 cats .
Jill Oliver Literacy Lab (MS) 9 years Collinsville (Wilson Elem) Northeastern State Husband: Jim; Children: Brett, Brooke .
Connie Plumlee English & Geography (MS) 31years Owasso (28yrs), Legacy, Berryhill Northeastern State Husband: Jack; Children: Shelly, Cara, Natalee .
Ryan Powell Physical Science (9th) 1st year . Northeastern State Wife & 4 month old son (Hank) .
Jennifer Quinten 2nd Grade 8 years McKinley Elem. Tulsa Former Univ Center at Tulsa, Langston Univ. Husband: Lirdy; Children: Caedmon .
Jeremy Rankin 3rd Grade 1st year . Northeastern State Wife: Tonya .
Jim Riley Social Studies (6th & 8th) 25 years Barnsdall HS Oklahoma State & Northeastern State Wife: Debbie; Children: Jason, Meghan 3 grandchildren: Tevin, JaRay & Sam
Collinsville's newest teachers gathered this morning at the Education Services Center for introductions, breakfast and some paperwork. One started several months ago and some were hired just this week to fill last minute resignations. They will gather again Tuesday Aug. 15th with all of the teachers for the Chamber of Commerce Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. Classes begin for students next Thursday Aug. 17th.
It will be a few weeks before 2006 school enrollment figures are available. I'm sure they will exceed the 1916 total of 1224 students which occured while the 2 zinc smelters were active and Collinsville's population was expanded. At one point during the smelter years (1911-1920) Collinsville's population was reported as high as 6000 (larger than today). -- Ted