• Hello!  I am Mrs. Gilbert, and  I am so excited to have the opportunity to work at Earlywine, where I have taught since 2008, with such an amazing faculty.  The students here are also very special!
    I teach 5th grade Reading, Science and Social Studies.  I love the way these subjects allow us to be "hands on" in many ways.  I enjoy getting to work with children and see their enthusiasm when they discover and learn something new! I like to read. Historical fiction stories and mysteries are favorites of mine.  I also like anything that makes me laugh! 
    I graduated from the University of Oklahoma, with a bachelors in Elementary Education.  BOOMER SOONER!  (My parents and my siblings all graduated from OU, too!)  I have a specialization in Math and Science. 
    I am married and have four children, plus a miniature pinscher and a boxer.  My husband, Bryan, who graduated from OBU and Southwestern Seminary, is a pastor at Brookwood Baptist Church.  My son, Kimes, who won state is power lifting as a senior in high school, played college football and is now a coach and math teacher at Choctaw High School. He is married to our fabulous Maggi, who has a masters degree as a registered dietitian and works in Shawnee, OK.  My daughter, Kyra, is a nurse at St. John's hospital in Tulsa, OK. She is married to our fantastic Nate, who is a student minister in Bristow, OK.  Kyra played basketball and lacrosse her first two years at OBU and is an amazing athlete and a wonderful photographer.   My son, Reece, graduated from OBU with a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies. His ultimate goal is to become a firefighter, but he is currently teaching and coaching at Choctaw High School.  He also won state in power lifting his senior year at Southmoore!  My daughter, Raelie, a senior at OBU, is working on a double major in early childhood and elementary education.  She is very talented artistically and musically, and participated in drama and choir at Southmoore. It was a blast to watch her sing and perform in high school musicals!  We all enjoy old movies and musicals.  I previously taught in Putnam City Schools, Hennessey schools, and Yukon schools.  I also stayed home for 15 years while raising my children.  I loved every minute! 
    Family Flicka Bruce  Christmas 2017