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!
This year I am teaching 5th grade Math and Science. 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. 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 was chosen for the OBU Hall of Fame in 2021! He is married to our fabulous Maggi, who has a masters degree as a registered dietitian and runs her own business, Simple Healthy Living. They have our granddaughter, who is one in October of 2021. 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. They have our grandson, who was born in June of 2021. My son, Reece, graduated from OBU with a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies. He also won state in power lifting his senior year at Southmoore and played college football! He is an Oklahoma City Firefighter. His 3 dogs, Bruce, Oskie, and Rudy live at my house! 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. She shines on the stage! It was a blast to watch her sing and perform in high school musicals! She made her mark at OBU in many ways, and one was the honor of being a Harvest Queen candidate.
I especially enjoy watching classic (old!) movies and musicals.