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Josh McElhaney

5th Grade Reading

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About Me

Educational History:

Grove High School: 1997-2001 

NEO A&M College: 2002-2004

Pittsburg State University: 2004-2007

Pittsburg State University:2014-2016. 

Degrees and Certifications:

NEO A&M College: Associates Degree in Early Childhood from NEO A&M College

Pittsburg State University: Bachelors Degree in General Studies and Minor in Education

Pittsburg State University: Masters Degree in Educational Leadership

Emergency Teaching Certification: State of Oklahoma-State Department of Education

Professional Development:

2018-2019: Love & Logic Conference

Current Position:

2019-2020: This is my first year at Jay Public School, but my second year in teaching. I currently teach 5th Grade Reading at Jay Upper Elementary.  


Previous Position:

2018-2019: This year was my first year in teaching. I taught Kindergarten in Vinita OK.

2012-2018: Before becoming a teacher in the public school setting I came from a background in higher education. I worked as a Recruiter for NEO A&M College, at which time I recruited area high school students in NE Oklahoma, including sudents from Jay High School, at attend NEO. After NEO I worked as a Business Develepment Recruiter with local businesses in Tulsa to recruit non-traditional adult learners at Souther Nazarene University in Tulsa OK. . 

Family Information:

My wife Jennifer and I have been married for 12 years. We have two children. Our son, Cooper, (7) and Mackenzie, (3). Cooper is in 1st Grade and attends Grover Lower Elementary. Mackenzie currently attends preschool and will start school in 2 years. 

We also have our dog, Hannah, and our cat, Edwin. 

Personal Information:

When I am not teaching in the classroom my family and I stay busy with youth sports.I coach my son Cooper’s YMCA basketball team. Cooper is also on a local traveling baseball team. We also like to attend football games in Norman and watch the Oklaohoma Sooner. We also enjoy spending time outside on the trails in NW Arkansas. . 

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