7th Grade - Team 1


Casey Brewer - Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere


College:  University of Central Oklahoma (Bachelor's in Secondary History Education)
Years at Madison:  3
Total Years Teaching:  21
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Personal:  Mr. Brewer is in his 21st year of teaching.  His first two years were at Harrah (his hometown), then at Watonga for 7 years, and then at Bethel for 9 years, and now Madison for 3.  He Taught 8th grade U.S. history for 7 years, and in the High School for 11 years mainly teaching World History/AP World History and U.S. History/AP U.S. History.  He coached every year until arriving at Madison.  Previously he coached middle and high school boys/girls basketball, high school baseball, middle school/high school softball.  He was fortunate to coach in 17 state tournaments, some as an assistant and some as the head coach in his 9 years at Bethel (one in girls basketball, 8 in fast pitch and 8 in slow pitch).  His teams won 3 slow pitch state championships in 2009, 2010, and 2014 and was state runner-up in fast pitch in 2013.  He is married to his beautiful wife Heidi of 24 years who teaches at Jane Phillips Elementary.  They have two daughters, Katrina and Mollie.  Katrina graduated with her nursing degree from BYU and Mollie is at NEO where she is also a cheerleader.

 
Michael Page - Life Science

    
College:  University of Oklahoma (Bachelor's), Oral Roberts University (Doctorate), Western Governors University (Teaching Certificate)
Years at Madison:  2
Total Years Teaching:  6

Personal:  Born in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Page grew up speaking German and learning how to bake and cook in his Austrian grandmother’s kitchen. During his first year in school his Native American father, an electrical engineer, transferred to Orange County where orange groves, swimming pools and baseball diamonds were his playgrounds. After graduating from Orange High School, Dr. Page attended the University of Oklahoma on National Merit and ROTC scholarships. He entered service in the Air Force and was quickly promoted to instructor navigator. This was before GPS and aircraft were still guided by the sun, stars, and navigators still used slide rules.  After five years in the cockpit he returned to school and earned a DMD degree from Oral Roberts University, completed an oral surgery fellowship at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was assigned as the 1st Infantry (Forward Brigade) Surgeon and Dental Surgeon in Germany. After completing this tour of duty he went on to a three-year residency in Pediatrics at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and was assigned to Ft Knox as a mentor in a general practice residency at Reynolds Army Community Hospital.  After this Dr. Page was assigned as the Oregon Army National Guard State Dental Surgeon and consultant to the Governor of Oregon, positions he held until his retirement seven years ago. During his service he taught continuing education courses to doctors, dentists, nurses, and medics. Not quite finished with school, he decided to enroll in the Western Governors University’s teacher certification program through Troops-to-Teachers so that he could teach high school biology, chemistry and physics in a rural high school. He completed his Demonstration Teaching at Stevenson High School in Stevenson, Washington a small rural high school in southern Washington State and taught there as a long term substitute for one year before moving to Anadarko, OK. He taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Anadarko for three years. Dr. Page also supported the Anadarko High School math department by serving as a tutor for Algebra I, II and Geometry. In his free time he likes to cook, play golf, fish, read and watch baseball. 

 Joanna Childress - English/Language Arts


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Christy Orphin - Math


College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Bachelor's in Secondary Mathematics Education)
Years at Madison:  7
Total Years Teaching:  10
Other Responsibilities:  Math Department Building Coordinator, Vision Quest Committee

Personal:  Mrs. Orphin taught in private schools prior to coming to Madison, and is starting her 7th year here.  Mrs. Orphin enjoys spending time with kids and attending activities with her family.  She and her husband, Dwayne, have been married for 20 years.  They are the proud parents of 5 children, 3 foster children, and also have 2 beautiful grandchildren.  Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends and reading.