My name is Kim Wyrick. I have lived in Atoka County all my life. I attended school at Atoka from K-12 and graduated in 1989. That fall, I began college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and graduated in December of 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree. My major was Elementary Education (1st-8th), accompanied by an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (PK-3rd), which I am qualified to teach.
I married Clay Wyrick in 1993, who was a Stringtown graduate. We have two children, Heather and Jared. I worked for Caney Elementary for 2 ½ years, then became a homemaker, staying home with our two kids for 7 years. When my son went to Kindergarten, I began teaching 2nd grade at Stringtown Elementary, where I still am, and so thankful to be a part of this school. In 2006, I returned to college, this time East Central University, to pursue a Master’s Degree, which I received in 2008 for Reading (K-12). Both of my children graduated from Stringtown and were 8th grade and 12th grade co-valedictorians.
My oldest was married in 2016 to Taw, and they now have a little boy named Ridge Dean. He was born on July 30, 2019, and is the cutest boy ever!
As a teacher, I am fortunate to be part of a small rural school in Oklahoma. I now teach Kindergarten with my Scooby-Doo themed classroom. I am grateful to work here and to teach your child. There are no 2 classes ever alike, and every year brings new challenges. At the end of the year, we will have a Kindergarten Graduation, followed by a small reception. I love to see all my students, in cap and gown, receive their little diplomas. This year could be the exception, as last year was due to the pandemic. I know this crisis has brought many new things our way, but we will keep moving right along. I now have a Google Classroom, which will enable us to meet this challenge in education, even if we must do it at a distance. I have been at Stringtown Elementary School for 16 years and would not trade it for anything.
And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
I know we have all experienced trying times firsthand in the last year. Fortunately, your children attend a strong and compassionate school who want to see your children succeed. I am not going to save the Jewish people as Queen Esther did in the Old Testament of the Bible, but I can touch children’s lives.