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Contact Info:


Work Phone:

806-322-1184 x1243

Conference Times:

8-8:45 am

Class Room Number:


About Me

Educational History:

Graduated from Fairmont East HS, Kettering OH

Graduated from Miami University, Oxford OH

Graduated from West Texas A&M Univ, Canyon TX

Degrees and Certifications:

BS Degree Mass Communications, Miami University (Oxford, OH)

Post-Bacc Theatre Education, WTAMU, Canyon, TX

Certified in: Theatre, Speech/Debate, Business, Journalism

I am also a Certified Master Financial Coach through Dave Ramsey, Inc.

Current Position:

I am starting my 10th year at Bushland HS. This is my first year to teach Theatre Arts at Bushland and I’m SO excited! I look forward to a fun and productive year!

I will also still be teaching Dollars & Sense, which is a personal finance class geared towards seniors who will be living on their own soon. 

Previous Position:

For the past 9 years, I have taught Professional Communications and been the coach for the Speech & Debate team. I have taught various other classes such as a Media Studies class, Hospitality, Information Technology, and Introduction to Business Finance/Marketing/Management.  For the past few years, I have facilitated Dual Credit Speech, Psychology, and Sociology. 

Prior to coming to Bushland, I worked at Amarillo High as their Credit Recovery/GED teacher/facilitator. 

I was a stay-at-home mom for quite a few years, but prior to having children, I lived in New Hampshire and worked for the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine as Production Editor. 

Family Information:

I have 2 adult children. Taryn, who lives in Round Rock and teaches voice/piano/guitar, as well as being a certified Zumba instructor and teaching at Southwestern University. She holds a degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre from Southwestern University. My son, Michael, got married last year to his high school sweetheart, Ciara. He holds a degree in Theatre (acting/directing) from Abilene Christian University. They recently moved back to Amarillo and I am now blessed with my first grandhild, Addilyn Marie Stafford! Ciara will be finishing her BSN at WT. 

Personal Information:

I have 4 dogs: a Wire-haired Pointer mix, and 3 rambunctious Corgis! 

I also have a Standardbred horse, Molly, who I adopted from New Vocations. They rescue and retrain race horses for 2nd careers. 

I enjoy gardening and home improvement projects. I love to cook, as well as go to upscale restaurants. 

I’m a snob when it comes to wine, coffee, and chocolate!


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Classroom Number:
School Phone:
806-322-1184 x1243
Conference Time:
8-8:45 am