At Unity Learning Academy, students joyfully engage in an academically rigorous curriculum that prepares them for a rigorous junior high and high school experience all in service of preparing them for college and beyond. We strive to be a place of learning that provides a quality learning experience for every student, every day, without exception. Unity Learning Academy will provide a safe, nurturing, and encouraging learning environment that will focus on results, celebrate successes, and promote a high standard for all.
Catapult pilot program
Tulsa Public Schools believes that our schools are the unit for change. Unity Learning Academy is a part of the Catapult pilot program, which focuses on building a culture of learning and feedback.
Focus on Health
We partner with Global Gardens to provide every grade level with its own garden. Our teachers incorporate these gardens into the lesson plans, teaching students how to cook with fresh ingredients, eat healthy meals, and incorporate the "seed to table" mentality.
As a neighborhood school, we live true to the Unity name by uniting our community. We are lucky to have many generous community partners who provide resources for our teachers, fund field trips for our students, and sponsor monthly dinners for our families. These events are wonderful times for students to show their parents what they have learned and get to know their neighbors. Thanks to organizations such as Graves McLain, the Ed Darby Foundation, All Souls Unitarian Church, and Partners in Education, Unity children know they are loved and supported in welcoming community.
What a joy to have the opportunity to be the principal at Unity Learning Academy! I know exciting things are happening in this building; I feel privileged to be a part of this team. I grew up in Newkirk, Oklahoma (a small rural community in north-central Oklahoma). I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and my Master’s degree in Human Relations several years later. I recently completed my Administration Certification through Lamar University.
My experiences in public education, which span 29 years, have included teaching kindergarten through high school special education, 2nd grade teacher and an equity coordinator. I joined Team Tulsa in 2013 as an Exceptional Student Support teacher. Since then, I have been a Dean of Scholar Advancement and an ESS Instructional Coach. Outside of the public education arena, I have worked as a clinical coordinator for adjudicated girls, ages 14 – 18. In this role; I supervised direct care staff, facilitated individual, group and family counseling, and collaborated with state agencies to develop transition plans to successfully return the young ladies to their homes.
As a child who grew up in poverty in a single parent home, I believe with authentic relationships and consistent, high expectations our scholars will achieve phenomenal growth.
This is my new day! This day is given to me fresh and clear! I will not waste it! I willfillmy mind, body, and soul with knowledge! I pledge to be a great scholar! I will be responsible for my choices. Today, I accept the challenge to become to the best that I can be! How far I reach depends on me!