Hello! I am Jennifer Fillmore (formerly Ms. Beard), and I am excited to be a Westmoore Jaguar! This is my ninth year teaching at Westmoore High School. I have been in education for 19 years. In addition to teaching English II & III at Westmoore, I also teach English Comp I & II at Oklahoma City Community College (evenings & online). I have a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. I am originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma, but I have lived in or near Oklahoma City since 2001. My husband, daughter, and I currently reside in Choctaw. My daughter's name is Berkley; she is my best friend and a seventh grader this year. And I have two crazy dogs--Penny and Gatsby--my "fur babies." Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our 10-year-old boxer, Max, in November of 2019.
One unique fact about me is that I compete in pageants. After seven years of competing in state-level pageants, I ultimately broke my "1st Runner-Up Streak," and I was FINALLY awarded the title of Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018! My dream of competing at an international-level pageant was fulfilled in July 2018 when I had the privilege of representing the great state of Oklahoma at the 2018 Mrs. International Pageant in Charleston, West Virginia, during the week of July 16-21, 2018. I thought I was done competing after achieving my goal... however, I felt called to keep going, so I competed on March 24, 2019, for the title of MRS. OKLAHOMA UNITED STATES 2019, and I WON! I represented Oklahoma at the 2019 Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas, August 1-4, 2019, and I had the time of my life! I then served as Mrs. Oklahoma County America for the greater part of 2020. For my final state title, I was selected as MRS. OKLAHOMA EARTH 2020-2021, and I represented our state at the 2021 Mrs. USA Earth Pageant, January 14-17, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. I placed in the Top 8, which means I exceeded my goal! In my first two national pageants, I had not moved past the preliminary round, but in my final national pageant, I not only advanced to the Top 12 but also the Top 8. It was very exciting!
I am so very happy and grateful to be working with the outstanding faculty, staff, and students who comprise the "Jaguar Pride" that makes Westmoore High School #1. GO JAGS!