2017 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Participants

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Colonial American History Education

2017 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Participants

Thirty-six Oklahoma teachers will walk in the footsteps of America’s patriots and British colonists during the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Early American History in the restored capital city of 18th-century Virginia.

This marks the 25th year that the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has coordinated Oklahoma’s participation in the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Oklahoma is second in the nation, following California, in the number of teacher institute participants, with more than 800 graduates.

While at Colonial Williamsburg – the world’s largest living history museum – Oklahoma teachers meet character interpreters of 18th-century people and are immersed in early American history through hands-on activities and reenactments of historic events. Participants also visit Jamestown, which is the site of the first permanent English colony in America, and spend a day at Yorktown visiting the battlefields where the Continental Army forced the British to surrender.

The Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute provides participants with interactive teaching techniques and skills to become mentor teachers who can assist their peers and other educators to develop active learning classrooms and make history exciting for their students. Participants share strategies to improve instruction, raise literacy levels and enhance thinking skills.

Fifth-Grade Teachers
Kathy Hixon, Wayside Elementary School, Bartlesville
Mandy Rosenberger, Collins Elementary School, Bristow
Kayla Wilhelm, Aspen Creek Elementary School, Broken Arrow
Alexandra Nobles, Russell Dougherty Elementary School, Edmond
Kaylena Cecil, Glenwood Elementary School, Enid
Romney Nesbitt, Jenks West Intermediate School, Jenks
Angela Price, Pioneer Park Elementary School, Lawton
Nancy Wallace, Pioneer Park Elementary School, Lawton
Stacy Blankenship, Parker Intermediate Center, McAlester
Amanda Smith, Kelley Elementary School, Moore
Samantha Snow, Moyers Elementary School, Moyers
Kathy Wallace, Moyers Elementary School, Moyers
Brittany Caffey, Canyon Ridge Intermediate School, Mustang
Jessica Marshall, Ronald Reagan Elementary School, Norman
Janet Pyle, Ronald Reagan Elementary School, Norman
Jennifer Gibson, Wilson Elementary School, Norman
Terri Chitwood, Poteau Upper Elementary School, Poteau
Beverly McCutchan, Poteau Upper Elementary School, Poteau
Andrea Selfridge, Hilldale Elementary School, Putnam City
Kristle Morris, Northridge Elementary School, Putnam City
Aimee King, Sequoyah Elementary School, Shawnee
Emily Baker, Eliot Elementary School, Tulsa
Todd Soper, Tulsa Honor Academy, Tulsa
Blake Martin, Marshall T. Moore Elementary School, Union
Christina Fisher, Cedar Heights Elementary School, Woodward

Eighth-Grade Teachers
Betsy Phillips, Chickasha Middle School, Chickasha
Shari Cullins, Dibble Public Schools, Dibble
Heather Burroughs, DeWitt Waller Middle School, Enid
Tony Cook, Locust Grove Middle School, Locust Grove
Pepper Austin, Ninnekah Middle School, Ninnekah
Kassie Byrd, Curtis Inge Middle School, Noble
Jo Stewart, South Rock Creek Elementary School, South Rock Creek
Elizabeth Buretta, Stringtown Elementary School, Stringtown
Ty McBride, Texhoma High School, Texhoma
Jeannie Reich, Tuttle Middle School, Tuttle
Mikayla Morgan, Western Heights Middle School, Western Heights