Hi all! My name is Rebecca Alberty and I teach 8th grade US History. I graduated in May 2021 with a degree in psychology from OU and have experience with mental health work for all ages. Additionally, I have a passion for teaching history and showing children how history shapes our current events and even our day to day life. I aim to incorporate not only historical curriculum in my class, but also important life skills. A fun fact about me is that I have two cats. A calico cat named Peach, and a black cat named Pumpkin, who has three legs. They even have their own Instagram page! When I’m not obsessing over how cute they are, I’m usually hanging out with my friends or family, painting, or binging my newest Netflix favorites.
I teach because some of the most influential people in my life were teachers. I have a passion for working with kids and helping shape them into intelligent, kind, and empathetic adults.
- Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma
Hello! My name is Ana Barros. I am a first-generation immigrant, who grew up in Brazil, Venezuela, and Panama before coming to the United States in high school, 10 years ago. I speak fluent Portuguese, Spanish, and English. I am here because I believe that every single person deserves an excellent education. Before coming to TSAS, I taught 7th and 8th grade to the wonderful students at East Central Junior High.
I teach because teaching is the hardest and most beautiful job in the world. It is a process of cracking your heart open; a constant challenge to build relationships and trust in ways that you may have never seen or experienced yourself. I always put kids before content, because I believe that we are humans first. Especially in this time in our country, I feel the weight of my responsibility as an educator, and am committed to partnering with our students to make the world the best it can be.
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Certificate in Education Studies from Yale University
I grew up in Kansas City, MO before going to college in Springfield, MO and Chicago, then landing here in Tulsa to teach- making myself a proud resident of the Plains and Midwest for my whole life. I have a black cat named Frog who I might be a little bit obsessed with even though I’m allergic to her. When I’m not telling everyone to look at how cute she is, I love watching all types TV and reading all types of books. I’m involved in the Ok, So Story Slam and have been a finalist in the Best Storyteller in Tulsa competition two years in a row.
I took the leap of faith in becoming a teacher straight out of college because I believe that it’s one of the most important jobs that a person can do. Having the opportunity to cultivate a love of learning in young people, to help them find their passions, and give them high fives and encouragement along the way is the best way that I can imagine spending seven hours of my day. Every child deserves the opportunity to see themselves as innovators, creators, and explorers and that’s what I’m here to do!
Room: 301 A
- Bachelor of Arts in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago
Hi! I began teaching in the US Peace Corps in Estonia in 2000, and I’m delighted to teach at TSAS – here in Tulsa, where I was born and raised. My husband Matt and I have three children and a German Shepherd – “Bonnie the wonder dog”, and we love living just north of TSAS. I enjoy dancing, reading, practicing and teaching Pilates and learning about native Oklahoman plants and grasses. I do this work because of the students – middle schoolers are my fave. They are my best teachers.
Room: 301 B
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (minor in Women’s Studies) – University of Oklahoma