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Rebecca Alberty
US History 8 History

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.

Email: ralberty@tsas.org

Room: 303

Education Background:

  • Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma
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Ana Barros
Social Studies 7 History

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.

Room: 315

Education Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Certificate in Education Studies from Yale University
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Shannon Barry
Social Studies 6 History

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!

Email: sbarry@tsas.org

Room: 301 A

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago
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Wes Hill
Government, Oklahoma History, US History, History Department Chair History

I am from OKC and love the Thunder and watching NBA games. My wife Lindsay and I enjoy drinking coffee at home and the local shops in town, as well as, working on our fixer upper.

I teach because I want the world to be a better for everyone and while our society loves to teach people what to think, it rarely teaches them how to think. At TSAS we are passionate about releasing thoughtful humans, into the world, capable of critical thinking and thus able to create a world that is a better place for all people.

Email: whill@tsas.org

Room: 114

Education Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Government from Oral Roberts University
  • Master of Arts in Education from Oral Roberts University
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Jennifer Lamkin
US History, Women and Gender Studies History

After spending two years reading, thinking, and growing in OSU’s Curriculum and Leadership Master’s program, I am eager to return to the classroom doing what I love. In my free time, I love to travel to new states and countries, dragging my husband and two teen daughters to museums and historical sites, rain or shine. While home, I continue to learn more and more about Tulsa, having lived here for seven years now. I hope to draw upon this rich history and our amazing community in order to help my students feel more connected to themselves and their place in this world.

I discovered early on that I would teach as play. My siblings and I played school regularly, nurturing a love of learning. I would like to inspire my students to develop a love of learning and to grow into knowledgeable, civic-minded, justice-oriented, members of their society. Just as an artist is compelled to create art, I am drawn to teach. I teach to engage with knowledge and people. I teach to offer a service to my community, and I teach in order to remain a student for life.

Email: jlamkin@tsas.org

Room: 114

Educational Background:

  • Masters in Curriculum and Leadership, Oklahoma State University
  • Doctorate in Law, Indiana University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Indiana University
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John Turner
World History and U.S. History History

I am an avid movie watcher, book reader, and dog lover. I have a Corgi named Molly, who I love very much. I also enjoy traveling and experiencing new places.

I am an educator because I myself have a passion for learning. Everyday in the classroom my students provide me with a different perspective on any given topic. I believe that knowledge grants power and if I can give that to my students I have done my job; not only as a teacher but as a fellow human. Fortuna Eruditis Favet!

Email: jturner@tsas.org

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Room: 113 B

Education Background:

  • Master’s in American Studies from Northeastern State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tulsa
  • Certificate in Classical Studies from the University of Tulsa