Areas of Expertise
Family & Consumer Science
Health and Hunger
I come from a family of four teachers, three of whom are family and consumer science teachers. I have always known what I would do as a career choice from a young age. I’ve been an Extension educator for seven years and have held the position of county director for four. Extension is my second career; I taught family and consumer sciences for 27 years. I became an Extension educator because I like to teach people of all ages.
As a Creek County FCS educator, I use curriculum from my three issue teams to provide instruction for Creek County citizens. My issue teams are Health and Hunger, Family Breakdown and Safety. I teach two classes of Co-Parenting for Resilience.
4-H also is an important part of my role. I offer workshops in the summer from canning to sewing and host a 4-H sewing club that meets each month for two hours. It fills my heart when the 4-Hers come to my office just to say hi. They know me as “Miss Nancy.” I believe that, when we teach, we can touch people’s lives and serve as a mentor to youth in many ways. Each person learns in a different way and I try to teach in a learning style that will help people to learn the way that suites them.
My bachelor’s degree is from Oklahoma State University, and my master’s degree is from the University of Central Oklahoma.
- 101 Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE), advisor