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Jackie Bobbitt is currently in her 10th year of teaching. She has had the privilege of teaching in Mounds, OK for 9 years and is now teaching 5th grade in her hometown of Porter, OK. Bobbitt attended Connors State College where she received an Associate of Arts degree and then attended Northeastern State University to acquire her degree in teaching.
Along with teaching 5th grade science and social studies, Jackie is also the gifted and talented director and academic coach for the elementary, as well as the assistant coach for the middle school and high school academic teams. Some of Bobbitt’s achievements have been receiving the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year award in 2010 and being nominated for the POE Kathy Cox Elementary Educator Merit Award in 2011.
Jackie has been married for 13 years to her husband Jeremy and together they have 2 children. Outside of school Jackie and her family enjoy the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and four wheeling. Jackie is also a member of the Cherokee Nation and takes great pride in keeping up with her Native American culture by playing the Indian flute as well as basket weaving.
Jackie is currently serving as treasurer on the POE board with a previous service as secretary/ treasurer.
Hal Clary has taught for 32 years, all at Noble Public Schools. He is a Noble graduate and attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Education. He received National Board Certification in Science in 2004. He currently teaches 7th grade Life Science, Pre-AP science and coaches 8th grade girls basketball, as well as serves as the Science Department Chair. He was selected as the 2011 POE Foundation Junior High Educator Merit Award winner. Hal has been married for 30 years to his high school sweetheart and together they have three grown children and one grandson. In his "spare" time, he enjoys hunting and fishing, being a grandpa and doing taxidermy.
Marsha Strunk grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Olivet Nazarene University, a small school located just outside Chicago, Illinois. During her time in college, she worked in an office and spent two summers assisting missionaries in Nicaragua and Peru. Both jobs strongly influenced her decision to become a teacher.
She has taught in Missouri, Illinoi and Ohio and has spent the last twenty-two years teaching English in Minco, Oklahoma. Mrs. Strunk served as president of her local association for ten years; and in a most remarkable meeting in 2000, all teachers in the district joined the Professional Oklahoma Educators association. She has also served on the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and as a member of the ACE Task Force. Mrs. Strunk is excited to serve Professional Oklahoma Educators because it meets the needs of children and teachers.
Mrs. Strunk has three grown children and two grandchildren. She enjoys music and reading; and since 2003, Marsha has taken five groups of students and adults to Europe.
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Carol Cumbie has been teaching for 26 years. She currently serves as a Title I Reading Specialist at Will Rogers Elementary School in Altus. She has taught Kindergarten, Special Education and fourth grade. Carol graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with Bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. Her Masters include certification as a Reading Specialist and School Counselor.
Carol has been a member of POE since 1996. She and her husband, Keith, organized their local chapter, Altus Professional Educators, in 1998 and has served as President, Vice President and Secretary, as well as a building representative. Carol grew up in Reed, Oklahoma and graduated from Mangum High School. She and Keith have 2 married daughters (Amanda and Jenna) and 1 grandson (Jaxon).