Electives

Sandra Aguilera - Art


College:  The University of Kansas  (Bachelor’s of Art Education)
Years at Madison:  3
Total Years Teaching: 16
Club:  Art Club

Personal:   After completing her BAE and Certification from The University of Kansas, Mrs. Aguilera taught in Olathe, KS.  After a year, she decided to become an international art teacher.  She taught Art in South Korea, Angola, Thailand and Venezuela before returning to her hometown of Caney, KS.  She taught art at Ranch Heights Elementary School for 6 years before coming to MMS.
Mrs. Aguilera met her husband Alberto in Venezuela, where he was an Orthopedic Surgeon.  They have 3 sons.  Armando and Fernando graduated from Coffeyville Community College and will continue their studies at Emporia State. Victor is a student at Lincoln Memorial Elementary in Caney, KS.  Mrs. Aguilera enjoys all things art, HGTV, traveling and spending time with her family.

Andrew Blain - Physical Education


College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University (B.S. in Physical Education, M.S. in Education)
Years at Madison:  5
Total Years Teaching:  5
Other Responsibilities:  High School Volleyball Coach

Personal:  Coach 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 two years working full time at OKWU before returning to Madison full time in August 2017. Coach Blain has been a basketball, football, and currently a volleyball coach for the district. His wife, Mandy, is a nurse in Jane Phillips Emergency Room, and they have a beautiful daughter born in February 2019. Coach 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
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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.

Tina Ewing - Librarian


College:  Pittsburgh State University (BA), University of Central Oklahoma (MS), Oklahoma University at Tulsa (School Library Media)

Years at Madison:  5

Total Years Teaching:  31

Other Responsibilities:  M3 Committee, Madison Mania (transition camp)


Personal:  Mrs. Ewing has been teaching for 31 years, splitting them between Bartlesville and Ponca City.  Her husband, Sean, works for Phillips 66 and they have two children: daughter Whitney and son Derrick.  During their free time, they enjoy traveling, boating, hiking, reading and riding their Harleys! Live to Ride….Ride to Live!


You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. - Dr. Seuss


Stacey Goodwin - Title I Reading


College:  Oklahoma State University B.S. & M.S.
Years at Madison:  2
Total Years Teaching:  19
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Cheryl Herard - Publications, Broadcasting, and Computer Applications


College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University (MBA) 
Years at Madison:  9
Total Years Teaching:  11  
Other Responsibilities:  Yearbook Adviser, Electives Building Coordinator, Student Recognition Committee  

Club:  Photography Club

Personal:  
Mrs. Herard lives on the family ranch with her husband, Richard.  Mr. Herard 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).  Nationally Board Certification completed in 2017
Years at Madison:  4
Total Years Teaching:  8
Other Responsibilities:  
Director for the Bartlesville High School Symphonic Band, Assistant Director for the  Bruin Brigade Marching Band, 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 1 cat, 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:  11
Total Years Teaching:  23
Other Responsibilities:  STEM Department Chair, Edgenuity Online Coordinator, M3 Committee, PTLW Master Teacher  
Club(s):  Technology Student Association (TSA), Robotics Club 

Personal:  Mrs. McKinney teaches STEM: Computer Science, Medical Detectives, and Automation Robotics. 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 granddaughters Avery and Hadley.


Briana Secora - Title 1/ELL


College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University (B.S., M.Ed)
Years at Madison:  7
Total Years Teaching:  7
Other Responsibilities: M3 Committee, Title 1 Committee, Vision Quest Committee, Bruin Crew Committee

Personal:  Mrs. Secora 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 and 3 years in Vision Quest. Now she is teaching Title 1 Reading and ELL. 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. Mrs. Secora likes being active in school activities and loves watching her students participate in their choice of activities. Hobbies of Mrs. Secora's include reading, running, hiking, going to the mountains and going overseas on missions. 



Carl Holmes - Team Sports


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Robin Cobb- Spanish


College:   University of Oklahoma (B.A. in Spanish), Southern Nazarene University (Masters in Educational Leadership)

Years at Madison: 1 
Total Years Teaching: 15 

Club: Mutual Gold - 7th Grade 

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Micheal Stevens - Choir


College:  Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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Personal:  Micheal P. Stevens is the vocal music instructor and choir director for Bartlesville Madison Middle School. Prior to his current teaching post, he taught music theory and choir at Bartlesville High School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2005 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford where he studied composition with Dr. Dennis Widen and Dr. Charles Chapman and piano with Dr. James Breckenridge. In 2017, he earned his Masters of Music Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

Mark Villines - Band


College(s):  Oklahoma State University (Bachelor's), University of Northern Colorado (Master's), 
Years at Madison:  18
Total Years Teaching:  32
Other Responsibilities:  Bruin Brigade Woodwind Specialist and Marching Technical Assistant

Personal:  M
r. Villines is in his 32nd 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.