Welcome to our Haworth Jr. Sr. High Library.
Let me share a bit about myself. I love my family, friends, church, and school. I am married to Kent Smith. We have a son, Brent, daughter-in-law, Rachael, and daughter, Kayla. Brent is currently teaching Ag Education in Valliant, Oklahoma. His wife, Rachael is currently working at Haworth Schools. Kayla is participating in an internship this year and will graduate as a Speech Language Pathologist in May, 2017 from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Our entire family is dedicated to education and serving our community when possible. Haworth has been our home since 1990.
I have thirty-four years experience in education. My first seven years, began in 1983, I worked as Idabel Middle School secretary, federal programs secretary in the administration building, and after graduating from SOSU with a teaching certificate, I spent a year as teacher's assistant and ½ day teacher of 4-year olds at George Elementary School. For my first eight years I I developed a love of teaching, especially reading, as the 7th grade reading teacher at the Idabel Middle School. In 2000, I transferred to Haworth where I had the pleasure of teaching secondary English for eleven years. During two of those years, Haworth Schools offered a group of teachers an opportunity to attend SOSU on Saturdays where we earned master's degrees and reading specialist certification. Three years later, Mrs. J. Jackson, Mrs. L. McKee, Mrs. J. Cox and I worked diligently to earn rigorous National Board Certification. I can honestly say that working with the greatest staff in professional development and continued education and teaching fantastic students lead me to my passion about education.
Finally, due to the suggestion and retirement of a dear friend, Mrs. Cresie White, I attended Ada's East Central for one semester and then graduated from Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow with Library Media Certification. I am honored to be the Secondary School Librarian, where I've been for the past five years. As librarian, I look forward to assisting students with their research, education, and reading endeavors.
We want students to have access to a research/resource facility equipped with computers and print materials, learning and multi-media centers, and an expanded collection of books and reading materials. We appreciate the support of our parents and community and look forward to working with you to inspire students to learn and to develop a love of reading. We will keep you posted.