8th Grade - Team 2


Jurean Cook - Math


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Theresa Miller - Earth Science


College:  Mary Washington College (Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education) 
Years at Madison:  19
Total Years Teaching:  27
Other Responsibilities:  Science Department Building Coordinator, Leadership Committee, Team Leader, Teacher Mentor

Personal:  Mrs. Miller is a former Sgt. in the United States Marine Corp and is married with one daughter.  Her husband, Larry, and her have been married 35 years.  Larry is also a retired Marine and a former teacher at Bartlesville High School.  Her daughter, Amanda, graduated from BHS in 2002 and is currently a practicing veterinarian in town.  They have a menagerie of 22 rescued pets!

Brian Reese - United States History


College:  Northeastern State University (BS in Social Studies Education)
Years at Madison:  1
Total Years Teaching:  7  
Other Responsibilities:  Head Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Coach, Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Personal:  Mr. Reese graduated from Nowata in 2006 and played tennis at OKWU before transferring to NSU.  He is married and has two sons.  Mr. Reese is also very active at City Church here in Bartlesville.
    

Steve Hughes - English/Language Arts


College:  Bartlesville Wesleyan College (B.A. in Religion and Philosophy), Kansas State University (M.A. in English)
Years at Madison:  5
Total Years Teaching:  29
Club(s):  Superheroes Club, Greek for Geeks

Personal:   Growing up, I lived in many different places as my family moved fairly frequently.   I first moved to Bartlesville in 1972 and found myself spending my senior year in high school at Sooner High.  It’s been a bit of a surprise to me to find myself back in the same building where I took Senior English from Mrs. Della Craighead.  Some 16 years later, I moved back to Bartlesville and all four of my children graduated from Bartlesville High School, so the Bartlesville School system has played an important part in my history.  I have been teaching for many years now and I have taught in several areas.  I enjoy teaching English the most.  It contains more of the intellectual areas than any other subject – you find philosophy, religion, psychology, sociology, and history, as well as the fascinating ways in which language works.  These are the areas of thought that I enjoy the most, and I enjoy the challenge of trying to get students to see at least some of the richness in texts and to see that they can be creative like the writers they read.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, staying as fit as possible, and playing golf.  Golf is like many aspects of life, including teaching.  As Arnold Palmer said,  “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”