Meet The Teachers
Penny began her teaching career in 1989 after obtaining her BS in minor in Early Childhood. She taught in grades K-6th, but found her real passion when teaching pre-Kindergarten 12 years ago. Her role as a Pre-K teacher is to inspire children to learn and to facilitate their best when learning. Young Children learn best when they are actively engaged, therefore, she places an emphasis on play and hands-on learning. "I feel it is important that the children are actively engaged throughout the learning process so we move and sing and dance a lot!"
Rhonda's teaching career began in 1987 in Towner, Colorado teaching 6th grade, but my husband of now 32 years brought me to Oklahoma (I’m grew up a farm girl in the Texas Panhandle). I have my BS degree in Elementary Education from Panhandle State University and my Early Childhood degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. I have 2 children and 4 dogs. I have been so blessed to be a part of the St. Paul’s family for 26 1/2 years where I have taught many many Pre-K and Kindergarten children. Children are such precious gifts from our Heavenly Father and and Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it”. God’s Blessings!!!
1st Grade Teacher
First Grade teacher, Heather Harbron, began her teaching career in 2004 after graduating from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She then went on to get her Master’s degree in School Counseling in 2010. Heather has taught grades first, second, third, and fourth throughout her sixteen year career. She has loved teaching first grade for the last six years here at St. Paul’s Lutheran School.
2nd / 3rd Grade Teacher
Marilyn was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma and received a BS degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University. Marilyn taught school over 30 years for Enid Public Schools before coming to St. Paul’s, where I’ve taught the last 3 years. "I’m so blessed to be part of this loving church and school family. I’m looking forward to school starting and seeing all my sweet students!"
4th / 5th Grade Teacher
Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher Wendi Collums began her teaching career in 2004 after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Wendi has taught grades second through sixth in her sixteen year career. The last thirteen years have been at St. Paul’s where she feels her classroom is her extended family.
Ms. Salisbury received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma State University in 1981. She taught elementary music for 28 years in public school before coming to St. Paul's. Ms. Salisbury has a passion for playing the piano and teaching young voices. She believes all children can experience a wide variety of music through singing, movement, theory, singing games, instruments and listening to music.
Library Media Specialist Karen Boardman has 31 years of teaching experience. She began her teaching career as a school speech-language pathologist . After serving in this capacity for five years, she felt a calling to pursue her masters degree in education, allowing her the opportunity to teach gifted education, transitional first grade and third grade. In 2004, Mrs. Boardman pursued a degree in Library Media Science. She was able to serve as a librarian for school children for twelve years. With a total of 31 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Boardman then served a 3 year term as Children's Program Director at Enid Public Library. The love of forming relationships with children and teaching them the importance of reading as a lifelong skill brought her back to teaching at St. Paul's. "There is nothing quite like the accomplishment and pride a child feels when they learn to read. Creating lifelong learners and successful readers is my goal as a teacher."
Principal / P.E. Teacher
Principal Carolyn LaBrue began her teaching career in 1984 after graduating with a B.S degree from Oklahoma State University. In 2007, Carolyn received her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from NWOSU. After 28 years in the classroom teaching elementary grades/principal internship for Enid Public Schools, she was principal for three years at Medford Elementary. After retiring, Carolyn was led to St. Paul's Lutheran School because of her desire to work with children as well as strengthen their faith through Christian Education. Carolyn loves this school as well as this church.