6th Grade - Team 2

Kelsey Bridges - Math

College:  Oklahoma State University (Bachelor's in Elementary Education), Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Master's in Education)
Years at Madison:  3
Total Years Teaching:  6
Other Responsibilities:  Junior High Head Softball Coach, Site Technology Trainer
Club:  6th Grade Youtube Lunch Bunch

Personal:  Ms. Bridges is a graduate of Bartlesville High School.  During her free time she loves spending time outdoors with her family and friends.  She also loves furthering her education and learning new things.

College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Years at Madison:  8
Total Years Teaching:  8
Other Responsibilities:  Social Studies Department Building Coordinator, Varsity Wrestling Assistant Coach

Personal:  Mr. Lawson has been teaching at Madison since 2010.  He graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2009.  Prior to his time at OKWU he spent 5 years serving in the United States Marine Corp.  Following that he worked in law enforcement.  Mr. Lawson is currently the varsity assistant for Bruin wrestling.

Madison Barr - English/Language Arts

College:  Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Bachelor's in English Education)
Years at Madison:  2
Total Years Teaching:  2
Other Responsibilities:  Reading Tutor
Club:  Million Word Reader Club

Personal:  Ms. Barr grew up in Owasso and moved to Durant, Oklahoma for college.  Upon returning home, she adopted a basset hound puppy named Sunny and bought a house in Collinsville.  She spends her free time reading, jogging, shopping in boutiques, and raising her fur child.  A future goal she has for herself is to get her Master's degree within the next three years. 

Tonya Knollmeyer - Physical Science

College:  University of Missouri - Rolla (Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering)
Years at Madison:  3
Total Years Teaching:  9
Club(s):  Walking Club, Science Olympiad

Personal:  Mrs. Knollmeyer graduated from University of Missouri – Rolla where she played basketball for the Miners!  Upon graduation she moved to Ponca City and worked as an engineer with Conoco along with her husband. Soon after, her family was transferred to the Lake Charles, Louisiana refinery and stayed there for 23 years. She began teaching 9 years ago – an interest she has always wanted to pursue.  Her areas of interest are all maths and sciences!  Mrs. Knollmeyer is married to Tim and they are the proud parents of two daughters – Tori (23), a chemical engineering student and basketball player for Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and Lydia (15), a sophomore at BHS.  When not at school you can't find Mrs. Knollmeyer because she is chasing Lydia all over the country for volleyball!