Lewis and Clark Principal
I have worked as an educator since graduating from ORU with my bachelors degree in 2000 and obtaining my masters from OU in administrative leadership in 2016. I was a classroom teacher for 15 years before moving into administration. I served as an assistant principal at Lewis And Clark for two years before being named the Principal of Lewis and Clark. I have worked in Tulsa Public Schools for the past 13 years. As a lifelong learner, each task has enabled me to grow and develop the skills necessary for the demands of the learning environments of today. I am committed to ensuring that all students have high quality educational experiences. I also want to build powerful relationships with teachers, staff, parents, and community partners.
Greetings, from LaKinda Houston!
I grew up in Oklahoma, and have known since my own school days at Sunnyside Elementary, that I wanted to be an educator. My favorite teacher, Mrs. Spire, first encouraged me to become a teacher in fourth grade. I am proud of being an educator, and furthermore, proud to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. Three of my own children are school-age and attend Tulsa Public Schools. I am passionate about the children I serve, and consider each day in education a blessing!
I attended Langston University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I continued my professional growth by attending Southern Nazarene University to earn a Master of Administration in Educational Leadership degree. Throughout my 17 years as an educator, I have been an instructional coach, and taught various elementary grade levels from first through fourth grade.
It is a privilege to be a member of Team Tulsa, and it is an honor to serve students and families at Lewis and Clark Elementary. Lewis and Clark has a school culture focused on academics, character, behavior, and collaboration. I am very fortunate and am committed to carry on with the high expectations and practices that are Lewis and Clark traditions.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
---Robert Louis Stevenson
Lewis & Clark Elementary
737 South Garnett Road
Tulsa, Ok 74128