• 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 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, and historical fiction stories and mysteries are favorites of mine.  I also like reading stories 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 previously taught in Putnam City Schools, Hennessey schools, and Yukon schools. I also stayed home for 15 years whhile raising my children and loved every minute!
     
    I am married and have four children, plus two boxers --Bruce and Oskie.  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. They will have our first granddaughter in October. My daughter, Kyra, is a nurse at Children's Hospital. She is married to our fantastic Nate, who is a college student minister at Quail Springs Baptist Church.  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, and he is working towards attaining that goal.  He also won state in power lifting his senior year at Southmoore!  My daughter, Raelie, is a teacher at Wayland Bonds Elementary. 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.
                Bruce and Oskie   Thanksgiving 2019