Electives

Andrew Blain - Team Sports


College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University (B.S. in Physical Education, M.S. in Education)
Years at Madison:  3
Total Years Teaching:  3
Other Responsibilities:  Junior High Football Coach

Personal:  Mr. Blain grew up in the tiny town of Weippe, Idaho.  He moved to Bartlesville for college and stayed at the college as a GA getting his masters while also teaching at Madison from 2013-15.  He spent the last two years working full time at OKWU and is extremely excited to be back in the Madison and BPSD family.  Mr. Blain love sports, the outdoors, and road trips and does all three as often as possible!


Greg Carr - Orchestra


College:  Southern Nazarene University, Wichita State University, Fort Hayes State University
Years at Madison:  18
Total Years Teaching:  31
Other Responsibilities:  
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Personal:  
Mr. Carr and his wife Rhonda are the string staff for Bartlesville schools. Mr. Carr is responsible for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade orchestras at Madison. He also helps with an orchestra class at Central. Mr. Carr has been teaching since 1986. 13 years were spent in Kansas where he taught Band, Choir and Orchestra. He started teaching band in Bartlesville in the fall of 1999 and then replaced retired string teacher Myrna Hershberger and later Mary Snider. Mr. Carr has two children, Gabriel age 20, currently a junior at Southern Nazarene University, and Avery age 16, a junior at Bartlesville High School. Mr. Carr has also served as the principal trombonist in the Bartlesville Symphony since 1999. Growing up in the Norman school system fostered an appreciation for excellence in instrumental music. His undergraduate work was completed at Southern Nazarene University and Graduate work at Wichita State University and Fort Hayes State University in Kansas.

Jennifer Cubbage - Librarian


College:  Oklahoma State University (Bachelor's in Animal Science, Master's in Library Science)
Years at Madison:  5
Total Years Teaching:  14
Other Responsibilities:  Site PIC Committee, Technology
Club:  Battle of the Books

Personal: Mrs. Cubbage and her husband r
un Angus cattle by Hula Lake in Osage County with their 2 year old daughter and 6 year old son.  She enjoys reading books and watching old time movies. 

Julie Giovannetti - Art


College:  University of Tulsa (BFA in Painting, Masters Level K-12 Teacher Certification in Art)
Years at Madison:  14
Total Years Teaching:  23
Club(s):  Knitting Club, Lunch Bunch 

Personal:  Mrs. Gio 
has been married 28 years to Tom and they have two children.  Maggie is a freshman at the University of Tulsa and majoring in political science.  Emily is a senior at BHS and is a competitive swimmer.  They have two dachshunds, Charlie and Lola, and my daughter Emily just got a puppy named Luna that is part Lab, Great Pyrenese, and unknown.  They live in Owasso.   Mrs. Gio volunteers for the Splash Club.  Her hobbies are knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, cooking, traveling, DIY, and visiting art museums.  She also enjoys walking and playing golf. 

Stacey Goodwin - Title I Reading


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Cheryl Herard - Keyboarding


College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University (MBA) 
Years at Madison:  8
Total Years Teaching:  9  
Other Responsibilities:  Yearbook Adviser  

Club:  Junior Yearbook Club

Personal:  
Mrs. Herard lives on the family ranch with her husband, Richard.  He is an Automotive Service Technology Instructor at Tri County Tech.  The Herard’s have 4 children, a son-in-law & daughter-in-law, and 3 grandsons.  When they are not chasing their children from sports to rodeos they are chasing bird dogs.  Mrs. Herard also loves to quilt when she is able to sneak in a little free time.


Rachel Hough - Gateway to Technology/STEM


College:  Oklahoma State University (B.S. in Education), Wayne State College (M.S.E.)
Years at Madison:  3   
Total Years Teaching:  18
Other Responsibilities:  BEA Negotiator
Club:  Technology Student Association (TSA)

Personal: Mrs. Hough moved to Bartlesville in 2006. She is married to Brandon and has two girls; Emalee (a freshman at OSU), and Annaleah (a freshman at BHS).  They also have 2 dogs, 1 cranky rabbit, 25 chickens, 4 pigs, and several thousand bees.  When she’s not at school Mrs. Hough enjoys gardening, farming, knitting, cooking, spending time with her family, and watching sports. 

Jonathan Knopfel - Band


College:  Oklahoma State University (B.S. 2007, Bachelor's of Music Ed. 2011).  Currently a candidate for National Board Certification.
Years at Madison:  2
Total Years Teaching:  6
Other Responsibilities:  Bartlesville High School Wind Symphony Assistant, Bruin Brigade Assistant, Northeast Band Directors Association Secretary

Personal:  In addition to his time in Bartlesville, He has previously held instrumental music positions with Edmond North High School and Blackwell Public Schools and was recognized by Blackwell Public Schools as the 2014-2015 District Teacher of the Year. Outside of his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Knopfel maintains a private flute studio, works as a chamber musician performing with regional choirs, community and church groups, and is a loving pet owner to 2 cats, a Scottish terrier and an Iguana named Turq. Mr. Knopfel’s professional teaching affiliations include Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, and the Northeast Oklahoma Band Directors Association. 

Shannon McKinney - Gateway to Technology / STEM


College(s):
  Northeastern State Univeristy (Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education), Oklahoma State University (Master's in Educational Technology)
Years at Madison:  10
Total Years Teaching:  22
Other Responsibilities:  STEM Department Chair, Edgenuity Online Coordinator, M3 Committee  
Club(s):  Technology Student Association (TSA) 

Personal:  Mrs. McKinney is a native of Bartlesville where she played basketball and ran track.  She began her teaching career at Hoover Elementary in 1996 teaching 4th grade.  She then moved to Madison Middle School in 2008 teaching 7th grade Language Arts and also served as the Instructional Coach for two years. She is married to her high school sweetheart Craig and they have two children, Kyle and Kaylee.  She enjoys reading, gardening, camping and playing with her adorable granddaughter Avery.


Briana Miller - Vision Quest


College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University (B.S., M.Ed)
Years at Madison:  6
Total Years Teaching:  6
Other Responsibilities:  Mustang Run Committee, M3 Committee

Personal:  Ms. Miller is a native of Bartlesville. After high school (2007), she graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with her BS in Elementary Education (2011). Then received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership through Oklahoma Wesleyan University (2015). She taught seventh grade English at MMS for 4 years. Now, she is in her second year teaching Vision Quest. Her desire is to help students achieve their goals in life and help them see that they are worth something. Everyone deserves to be able to spread their wings. Ms. Miller likes being active in school activities and loves watching her students participate in their choice of activities. Hobbies of Ms. Miller’s include reading, writing, coloring, biking, going to the mountains and going overseas on missions.



Terry Reynolds - Physical Education


College:  Oklahoma State University
Years at Madison:  5
Total Years Teaching:  7
Other Responsibilities:  M3 Committee, Bruin Crew Committee, Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator, Head Junior High Track Coach
Club:  Weight Lifting Club

Personal:  Coach Reynolds and his wife, Kassie, have three children:  Noah, Rylan, and Kendall.


Alex Rivera - Choir


College:  University of Oklahoma (Bachelor's of Music Education - Voice with Special Distinction)
Years at Madison:  5
Total Years Teaching:  5
Other Responsibilities:  Elective Department Chair, Bruin Time Committee, Talent Show Committee, Performing Arts Lead
Club(s):  Harry Potter Club

Personal:  Mr. Rivera is a Bartlesville High School alum and the current Choir Director at MMS.  He is one of the chairpersons for the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association Junior High All State Choirs.  He is also the organist and Choral accompanist at Bartlesville First Church, the Artistic Director and Conductor for Bartlesville Youth Chorus, and maintains a private voice studio.  He and his wife Callie have 2 kids and 2 cats.  His favorite food hasn't changed since middle school - pizza!


Maria Serrano - Spanish


College:  Bachelor's in Marketing and Human Resources 
Years at Madison:  3
Total Years Teaching:  14
Other Responsibilities:  School Translator
Club:  Warrior Cats

Personal:  Mrs. Serrano is originally from Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean.  She has lived in the states since 1990.  Mrs. Serrano is married and has two boys; Manny (25) is married and Frankie (19) is in his second year at RSU.  She started her teaching career at Oklahoma Union as a teacher aide for Pre-K and later Kindergarten.  She has taught Spanish to grades Pre-K through 12th during my 14 years.  Also, Mrs. Serrano coached a dance team and cheerleader squad for three years when she was teaching at Oklahoma Union.  She loves dancing and in her free time she likes to watch movies and read.  Most of all, SHE LOVES TEACHING and loves being a MMS teacher.


Mark Villines - Band


College(s):  Oklahoma State University (Bachelor's), University of Northern Colorado (Master's), 
Years at Madison:  16
Total Years Teaching:  30
Other Responsibilities:  Bruin Brigade Woodwind Specialist and Marching Technical Assistant

Personal:  M
r. Villines is in his 30th year of teaching.  He received his Masters from University of Northern Colorado and Bachelors from Oklahoma State University.  He has taught in Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.