Middle School Faculty


Marie Bryant

Marie Bryant

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
5-12th Special Education

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor in Special Education

Where did you attend college?
Northeastern University

Where did you attend high school?
Epps High School (Louisiana)

More About Me:
I am a pastor's wife, mom of twins, chef, chauffeur, maid, janitor, and taxi driver!


Chris Cole

Chris Cole

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
6th Grade English

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor in Physical Education

Where did you attend college?
Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler High School


Jan Coplen

Jan Coplen

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
SMS Office

Where did you attend high school?
Fort Worth, Texas

More about me:
I am married to C.B. Coplen, Jr. I have four kids and fourteen grandkids. I love middle school kiddos and teachers. I love to knit, cook, and play piano. I have been a member of First Baptist Church of Kinta for 44 years.


Stephanie Dix

Stephanie Dix

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
6th Grade Literature

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor of Science

Where did you attend college?
Northeastern State University and Connors State College

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler High School

More About Me:
Madison Dix is a junior at Stigler High School and Garrett Dix is a junior at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.


Tony Gilmore

Tony Gilmore

Middle School Principal

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Arkansas)
Master of Education (Northeastern State University)

Where did you attend college?
Eastern State College
University of Arkansas
Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Tulsa East Central

More about me:
Wife - Kelli, Son - Mason (21), Daughter - Madison (17), Son - Grayson (14)
This is my 20th year working for Stigler Public Schools.


Kim Hall

Kimberly Hall

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
Special Education 5th-8th Grade

What degree(s) have you earned?
Associate of Applied Science-Paralegal, Bachelor of Science in Education

Where did you attend college?
Oklahoma Junior College, Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Keota High School (Class of 1989)

More About Me:
Married to Ronnie Hall, I have two children (Kandace and Kaleb Hall)


Traci A. Hurst

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
8-12th grade Computer Fundamentals of Technology and Intro to Computer Science

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor Of Science and Emphasis: Business Administration and Human Resource

Where did you attend college?
Oklahoma Wesleyan University, in Bartelsville Oklahome

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler High School

More About Me:
Family: husband, Wade and 2 daughters, Brook and Hannah, all Panther Alumni
2016 Facilitator of 1st place student in Desktop Pubishing at National Business Professionals of America, Boston, MA. Also, 3 Oklahoma State Qualifiers in Microsoft Office, 4th; Accounting, 3rd; Web and Graphic Design, 10th; Desktop publishing, 1st; and Team Presentation, 3rd.


Matt Jones

Matt Jones

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
7th Grade Math and Physical Education

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor in Middle Childhood Euducation

Where did you attend college?
Carl Albert State College, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and East Central University

Where did you attend high school?
Keota High School


Valorie Lewis

Valorie Lewis

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
6th Grade Math

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Where did you attend college?
Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Gans High School

More About Me:
National Board Certified Teacher


Taletha Martin

Tahletha Martin

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
Middle School Counselor

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Early Childhood - Master’s in Counseling

Where did you attend college?
Connors, NSU, ECU

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler High School

A little more about me:
Loves spending time with husband, Brad, and sophomore daughter, Emmi. ~ Loves helping students


Terri Moss

Terri Moss

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
Library Media Specialist---Elementary and Middle School

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor of Business Education Master of Library Science

Where did you attend college?
University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Stroud High School

More About Me:
Husband - Max; Children - Evan and Levi


Ashley Olzawski

Ashley Olzawski

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
SMS Secretary

Where did you attend college?
Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler High School

More about me:
I am married to Craig Olzawski. We have two daughters, Blair and Brooklyn. Blair is married to Marty and they have two boys, Carter and Caston. I love to cook, read, and take care of grandbabies.


Chris Risenhoover

Chris Risenhoover

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
Middle School Health, Football, and Golf

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor’s Degree

Where did you attend college?
Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Tahlequah


Jayme Risenhoover

Jayme Risenhoover

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
6th Grade English, and 8th Grade U.S History

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Double, Minor in English and History

Where did you attend college?
Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Skiatook High School

More About Me:
I am married to Rick Risenhoover and we have four children: Blair, Lindsey, Spencer, and Paige. We also have two grand daughters: Mia and Bella. I spend my free time reading and enjoying my grandchildren, and watching my daughter play basketball.


Joye Smith

Joye Smith

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
Geography, Social Studies, Junior High Softball, Junior High and High school Girl’s Track

What degree(s) have you earned?
Associate in General Studies, Bachelor in Physical Education

Where did you attend college?
Connors State University, and University of Central Oklahoma

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler High School

More About Me:
I have a 4-year-old son named Crew.


Ryan Stamper

Ryan Stamper

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
5th-12th Band
8th-12th Jazz Band
8th-12th Choir
Drivers Education

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor of Science in Music
Where did you attend college?
University of Arkansas

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler (Class of ‘02)

More About Me:



Villette Stamper

Villette Stamper

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
5th - 12th grade Instrumental music and Personal Finance

What degree(s) have you earned?
Bachelor of Science in Music (ECU); Master of Music in Music Education (KSU)

Where did you attend college?
East Central University & Kent State Online

Where did you attend high school?
Eufaula

More About Me:
I’m married to my best friend, Ryan Stamper, and we have one beautiful daughter, Kayla Marie Stamper.


Catherine Underwood

Catherine Underwood

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
7th Grade Keyboarding (Computer Ed.) and 6-8 grade Humanities

What degree(s) have you earned?
Elementary Ed. 1-8 , Mild-Moderate Disabilities PK-12, Language Arts 6-8, and Social Studies 6-8.

Where did you attend college?
Connors State College,and Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Stigler High School class of 1977

More About Me:
I love planting flowers in my garden for the hummingbirds and butterflies, i also enjoy watching them as they bring their friends to my yard. I enjoy going fishing with my husband and son. Fishing is very relaxing. We have a Chocolate Lab named Angel who also likes to go fishing. My husband’s name is Randall Underwood and my son’s name is Robby White


Nikki Upton

Nikki Upton

What grade/subject(s) do you teach?
Resource Math and Reading 5th-8th

What degree(s) have you earned?
My degree is in General Studies. I have alternative certifications in Family/Consumer Sciences and Early Childhood. Working on Middle level English and Mild/Moderate.

Where did you attend college?
Northeastern State University

Where did you attend high school?
Moore High School 9th-11th and Wagoner High School 12th