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OFLTA's 2022 - 2023 Teacher of the Year
Norma Jones, Spanish Teacher, Tuttle H.S.
My name is Norma Jones, and I am proud to be a Spanish Teacher at Tuttle High School! I was born in Chicago, Ill, then I moved with my family to El Paso, TX. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. I am certified to teach Spanish, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education. I have been teaching for eleven years. This will be my third year at Tuttle High School, where I received the District Teacher of the year award for 2021 - 2022. I taught at Norman High School for a year, where I had the privilege of working and collaborating with Darcy Pippins. I worked for three years at Hamshire-Fannett High School located in Southeast Texas, where I received Teacher of the Year for 2017 - 2018. I also worked four years at Tuttle Middle School.
I absolutely LOVE teaching Spanish!! The passion that I have in teaching is reflected in the students' attitude and engagement in my classroom. I love watching the students get so excited when they realize that they are acquiring Spanish and using the language not only in my classroom, but out in the real world as well. I also love it when my former students stay in contact with me and share all of their wonderful language experiences.
Personally, I have been married for 30 glorious years and have three fantastic children who are 27, 25, and 22 years old. I also have a beautiful daughter-in-law who speaks five languages, and the most wonderful grandson, who fills our lives with so much joy and happiness. I enjoy traveling, cooking, music, relaxing at home, and spending time with friends and family.
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