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New Teachers Begin
Their Collinsville Careers
Special Ed - Wilson Elementary
History, Drivers Ed, Coach
Assistant Band Director
Superintendent Pat Herald
greeted three new school teachers to the Collinsville School System, Friday
August 8. He recalled this as the least number of new teachers in his 30+
year tenure at Collinsville. Superintendent Herald said he had brought in
as many as 18 teacher in one year and typically 10 to 12 each year. All three
new teachers have parents who are educators.
Damon Herald, Superintendent
Herald's son, brings 2 years teaching experience with him (one at Pawhuska
and one at Adair). Damon is a graduate of Collinsville High School and NSU.
Damon will teach history/government classes, driver's education and fill the
assistant football coaching slot vacated by Tom Benham. At Pawhuska, Damon
taught Alt. Ed., Elem. P.E. and coached junior high / varsity football. At
Adair, he taught middle school American history, coached football and baseball.
Damon's wife, Alicia, works at American Bank of Oklahoma.
is beginning her teaching career this year at Collinsville. She is a graduate
of Wagoner High School and NSU at Tahlequah. At NSU, Linda earned her Bachelors
and Masters Degrees in Education. Linda and her husband, Duane, have been
married 25 years and have 4 children. Linda will teach Special Education at
Jason Dulin is
a 1997 graduate of Glenpool High School and received his Music Education Degree
from the University of Arkansas. Jason was assistant band director at Wagoner
last year. Jason's percussion experience at Glenpool, Fayetteville and Wagnor
helped land him the Assistand Band Director position here.
There are also several
other Collinsville educators with new responsibilities this year. Among those
are Kelly Hamlin who will be the Middle School Principal and Ken
Chronister, Assistant Principal there. Joe Ogden will be teaching
computer applications at the high school in addition to his middle school