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Lorrie Desbien

Name:
Lorrie Desbien

Title:
English Teacher

Email:
ldesbien@woodland.k12.ok.us

Work Phone:
918-642-3295

Cell Phone:
580-763-7526


EducationProfessional ExperienceFamily InformationPersonal Information

Educational History:

  • Northern Oklahoma College

    • May 2001  Associate of Arts – Elementary Education 

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    • May 2002 - Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education, Early Literacy Curriculum Focus 

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    •  July 2004- Master of Education – Reading Specialist 

    • Currently pursuing a Master of Psychology with an expected graduation date of 2019

Degrees and Certifications:

Certification Areas:

  •  Early Childhood Education

  • Elementary Education

  • Reading Specialist

  • Elementary Principal

  • Middle Level Principal

  • Secondary Level Principal

  • Principal Common Core

  • English

  • Speech, Drama, Debate

Professional Development:

Professional Development

  • March 2001 – Multicultural and Diversity Training Program

  • August 2002 – August 2012 – Blood Borne Pathogens

  • November 2002 – Johnny Can Spell

  • June 2003 – Metacognition with Gifted and Talented Learners

  • June 2003 – Bal-A-Vis-X

  • June 2003 – Computerized Curriculum Company Training

  • August 2003 – Understanding NCLB

  • November 2003 – Dealing With Problem Readers

  • 2004 – 2006 – EDIT Curriculum Mapping Project

  • February 2004 – Working With Children of Poverty

  • March 2004 – 6 Traits of Effective Writing

  • April 2004 – Fossils to Fuel

  • November 2004 – Better Readers and Writers with Literacy Centers,

  • 2005 – 2006 - Master Teacher Project

  • Summer 2005 – Differentiated Instruction Las Vegas 4 Day Conference

  • Summer 2005 – Math Investigations

  • Summer 2005 – Oklahoma Mathematics Conference

  • October 2005 – Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol

  • April 2006 – The OK Effective Reading Instruction and Intervention Conference

  • Summer 2006 – Literacy First Phase I

  • Summer 2006 – Chemical Changes Science Kit Training

  • Summer 2006 – IGPRO, SASI Training

  • Fall 2006 – OK PRIDE – Oklahoma Foster Parent Training (27 hrs)

  • July 2008 – Great Expectations Summer Institute

  • August 2008 – Oklahoma Minimum Criteria Teacher Evaluation Training

  • August 2008 – Power School

  • September 2008 – Data Summit

  • Spring 2009 – Observation Protocol

  • Summer 2009 – Great Expectations Summer Institute

  • Summer 2009 – Instructional Coaching

  • Spring 2011 – Kindergarten Conference

  • Spring 2012 – CPR AED Training Certification

  • Spring 2012 – Centers in a Snap

  • Spring 2012 – Creative Classroom (24 hours)

  • Spring 2012 – A Year of PreK Lesson Plans (24 hours)

  • Fall 2012, Fall 2013 – State Mandated Testing Training

  • Spring 2014 – EDIT 

  • Fall 2014 – Osage Interlocal Coop

  • Spring 2015 – Research for Writers, Intro to Journalism

  • Summer 2015 – Engage OK

  • Spring 2016 – Fiction Writing

  • Summer 2016 – Oklahoma Writing Project

  • Summer 2016 – Tech4Ed

Educational History:

  • Northern Oklahoma College

    • May 2001  Associate of Arts – Elementary Education 

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    • May 2002 - Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education, Early Literacy Curriculum Focus 

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    •  July 2004- Master of Education – Reading Specialist 

    • Currently pursuing a Master of Psychology with an expected graduation date of 2019

Degrees and Certifications:

Certification Areas:

  •  Early Childhood Education

  • Elementary Education

  • Reading Specialist

  • Elementary Principal

  • Middle Level Principal

  • Secondary Level Principal

  • Principal Common Core

  • English

  • Speech, Drama, Debate

Professional Development:

Professional Development

  • March 2001 – Multicultural and Diversity Training Program

  • August 2002 – August 2012 – Blood Borne Pathogens

  • November 2002 – Johnny Can Spell

  • June 2003 – Metacognition with Gifted and Talented Learners

  • June 2003 – Bal-A-Vis-X

  • June 2003 – Computerized Curriculum Company Training

  • August 2003 – Understanding NCLB

  • November 2003 – Dealing With Problem Readers

  • 2004 – 2006 – EDIT Curriculum Mapping Project

  • February 2004 – Working With Children of Poverty

  • March 2004 – 6 Traits of Effective Writing

  • April 2004 – Fossils to Fuel

  • November 2004 – Better Readers and Writers with Literacy Centers,

  • 2005 – 2006 - Master Teacher Project

  • Summer 2005 – Differentiated Instruction Las Vegas 4 Day Conference

  • Summer 2005 – Math Investigations

  • Summer 2005 – Oklahoma Mathematics Conference

  • October 2005 – Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol

  • April 2006 – The OK Effective Reading Instruction and Intervention Conference

  • Summer 2006 – Literacy First Phase I

  • Summer 2006 – Chemical Changes Science Kit Training

  • Summer 2006 – IGPRO, SASI Training

  • Fall 2006 – OK PRIDE – Oklahoma Foster Parent Training (27 hrs)

  • July 2008 – Great Expectations Summer Institute

  • August 2008 – Oklahoma Minimum Criteria Teacher Evaluation Training

  • August 2008 – Power School

  • September 2008 – Data Summit

  • Spring 2009 – Observation Protocol

  • Summer 2009 – Great Expectations Summer Institute

  • Summer 2009 – Instructional Coaching

  • Spring 2011 – Kindergarten Conference

  • Spring 2012 – CPR AED Training Certification

  • Spring 2012 – Centers in a Snap

  • Spring 2012 – Creative Classroom (24 hours)

  • Spring 2012 – A Year of PreK Lesson Plans (24 hours)

  • Fall 2012, Fall 2013 – State Mandated Testing Training

  • Spring 2014 – EDIT 

  • Fall 2014 – Osage Interlocal Coop

  • Spring 2015 – Research for Writers, Intro to Journalism

  • Summer 2015 – Engage OK

  • Spring 2016 – Fiction Writing

  • Summer 2016 – Oklahoma Writing Project

  • Summer 2016 – Tech4Ed

Current Position:

This is my fourth year at Woodland. I will be teaching English I - English IV and Speech.

Previous Position:

Teaching Experience

  • Shidler Inter-Local Coop

    • Summer 2002 Enrichment Teacher (computers, art, music)

  • Blackwell Public Schools

    • 2002-2005 2nd Grade Teacher – Washington Center

    • Summer 2004 Title IX Reading and Math

    • 2005 – 2006 3rd Grade Teacher

    • Summer 2006 Summer Reading Academy

  • Ponca City Public Schools

    • 2006-2007 3rd Grade Liberty

    • Summer 2007 Lead Teacher Summer School

    • 2007-2008 5th Grade Liberty

    • Summer 2008 – Lead Teacher Summer School

    • 2008 -2010 – Principal Intern – Lincoln Elementary

    • Spring 2009 – Interim Principal – Lincoln Elementary

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    • Spring 2005 – Emergent Literacy, Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems

    • Summer 2005 – Support of the Special Student in the Regular Classroom

    • Fall 2005 – Emergent Literacy, Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, Children’s Literacy

    • Spring 2006 – Emergent Literacy, Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, Elementary Science Methods

    • Summer 2006 – Foundations of Math Methods, Intermediate Math Methods

    • Fall 2006 – Intermediate Math Methods, Emergent Literacy

    • Spring 2013- Children’s Literature, Language Arts Methods

  • Kanza Education and Learning Center

    • Director

  • Deer Creek Lamont Public Schools

    • 2011-2012 Pre-Kindergarten teacher

    • 2012 Summer School – Cooking for Teens

    • 2012-2014 Jr. Class Sponsor

    • 2012 -2014 – English 8th grade – 12th grade and ACE English Remediation

    • 2012-2014 – Student Council Sponsor

    • 2012 -2014 – District Testing Coordinator

  • Woodland Public Schools

    • 2014-Present English I-IV, Speech, Student Council, Class Sponsor

Professional Service

  • School Improvement

    • 2004 – Authored, tested for validity, altered standardized math tests for EOI 2nd grade

    • 2004 – Developed Resource Guides for Math, Language Arts, Maps, and Arts for 2nd Grade

    • 2004 – Mapped curriculum for 2nd Grade

    • 2004 – Developed Grade-to-Grade Alignment for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade

    • 2005 – Co-Wrote -Power Standards

    • 2005- 2006 – Wrote and co-wrote tests for trade books – 3rd grade

    • 2005 – Reading Standard Setting – Department of Education, Harcourt

    • 2007 – Mapped 3rd Grade Curriculum - helped redo third grade report card

    • 2009 – Data Review

    • 2012 – Early Childhood Core Standard Setting and Academic Vocabulary Setting – Department of Education

    • 2012 – 2013 – Student Council Sponsor

    • 2012 – 2013 – Junior Class Sponsor

    • 2012 – Created and implemented Service To Others group – an extension of Student Council which allows all students to join in community service, school spirit, and anonymous projects

    • 2013 – Developed ACT workshop

    • 2014-2017 – Student Council Sponsor, Class Sponsor

  • Committees

    • 2003, 2004, 2006 – Calendar Committee

    • 2003 – Reading Title 1 Committee

    • 2004 – Language Arts Textbook Adoption Committee

    • 2005 – Extended Studies Committee

    • 2006 – 2007 – Reading Committee

    • 2006 – 2007 – Home and School Connection Committee

    • 2007 - Social Studies Textbook Adoption Committee

    • 2006-2008 – Professional Development Committee

    • 2007-2008 - Liberty BLT Committee

    • 2008-2010 - Lincoln BLT Committee

    • 2008-2010 – Lincoln PTO Committee

    • 2008-2009 Safe, Fit and Healthy Kids Committee

    • 2009-2010 Safe, Fit and Healthy Kids Committee

    • 2010 – Playground Committee

  • Student Teachers

    • 2006 Mentor Teacher for Shelly Braden

    • 2007 Mentor Teacher for Mary Beth Hunt

  • Leadership

    • 2004, 2005 – Facilitated Fossils to Fuel Workshops

    • 2004 - Reading Proposal for flex grouping, book reading clubs

    • 2004 – 2005 – Lead Teacher – 2nd Grade Washington Elementary

    • 2004 – 2006 – Blackwell Education Association President

    • 2004, 2005 – Contract Negotiations

    • 2005, 2007 – Facilitated Crystal Springs Book Fairs

    • 2006- 2007 – PLC, 3rd Grade District Chairperson

    • 2008-2010 – Principal Intern

    • 2009 – Accreditation Report

    • Spring 2009 – Interim Principal

    • Spring 2011 – Director, Kanza Education and Learning Center, developed Prekindergarten program, storytelling program, distance learning, teen room, genealogy project, book mobile, technology project, summer reading program, Monday Night Movie, and Pajama time

    • Spring 2013, Spring 2014– Testing Coordinator DCLA High School

  • Community Connections and Volunteerism

    • November 2002 – Legislative Forum

    • 2002 – Wrote editorial concerning bond issue

    • 2003 – Authored Local Diversity Assessment Project to examine factors influencing Hispanic population in town

    • 2004 – Painted 15’X30’ American Map on pavement for students

    • 2006-2008 - School Webmaster

    • 2008 - Article in Daily Oklahoma featuring my class

    • 2008 - Named to Oklahoma Newspapers in Education Advisory Board

    • 2008 – United Way Chairperson Lincoln Elementary

    • 2011 – Kanza Education and Learning Center Tribal Library Advisory Board Chair

    • 2012-2013 DCLA Junior Class Sponsor and Student Council Sponsor

      • Veterans Day Celebration and Meal

      • Sponsored Dances, Toy Drives, Canned Food Drives, Service Projects, Teacher Appreciation Projects, School Spirit Projects

    • 2012 Established the Sarah Virginia Ray Fancy Scholarship Fund

    • 2013 Elected to Kay County Township Board representing Cross Township

    • 2014 Kay County Education Superintendent for the Kay County Fair Board

Presentations

  • 2002 – Developed and Delivered presentation to the local Chamber of Commerce to encourage the onset of a Literacy League

  • 2003 –Vocabulary Acquisition presentation and kit

  • 2003 Assess for Success

  • 2005 –SIOP workshop

  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 –Chalking

  • 2007 –Web Site Development Workshop

  • 2007 –MAPPS Math Parent Night Workshop for Parents

  • 2008 - Data Retreat

  • 2008 – Lincoln PACE Report – Co Presenter

  • 2009 – Lincoln PACE Report – Co Presenter

  • 2009 – Response to Intervention (RTI) Presentation

  • 2010 – Building Academic Vocabulary Professional Development Presentation

  • 2010 – MAPS

  • 2011 – IRMP – What is happening at the Library?

  • 2012 – What’s Cooking? Summer school for teens.

  • 2014 – Keeping the Best Laid Plans from Going Astray

Publishing

  • How to Save Our Society – Blackwell Journal Tribune

  • Building the Economy in Oklahoma – Blackwell Journal Tribune, Daily Oklahoman, Ponca City News, and Tulsa World

  • Acceptance: A Look at the Benefits of FFA – Blackwell Journal Tribune and Ponca City News

  • Losing Sarah: A Mother’s Journey to Peace – book AuthorHouse Publishers

  • Poetry Published in Shot Glass Journal

    • Her

    • Remains

  • Poetry Published in Fib Review

    • Fright Night

    • Baby Sleep

    • Osage Murders

    • Truth

  • Poetry Published in 100 Words

    • Cold Nights

  • Shadows and Shades – Fiction

  • Anguish – Fiction

  • From Heaven to Earth and Back Again – Poetry and Prose

  • Rhythm of Woman – Poetry and Prose

  • Delia’s Daddy – Fiction

Awards

  • President’s Honor Roll

    • 2000 - Northern Oklahoma College

    • 2002 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University

  • 2001 - Phi Theta Kappa

  • 2001 - Cardinal Key Nominee – Northwestern Oklahoma State University

  • 2001 – Struckle Outstanding Scholar Award

  • 2001 - 2002 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

  • 2005 - Who’s Who in American Women

  • 2003 - 2004 Perfect Attendance – Washington Center

  • 2003 – 2004 – Outstanding Literacy Instruction by a Beginning Teacher Finalist

Oklahoma Higher Education Reading Council

  • 2004 – 2005 –Disney Hand Creative Teaching Award Nominee

  • 2004 – 2005 – Outstanding Literacy Instruction by a Beginning Teacher Winner

Oklahoma Higher Education Reading Council

  • 2004 – Rogers Outstanding Grant Award

  • 2005 – Chancellor’s List

  • 2005 – Who’s Who in American Teachers

  • 2013 – Honorary FFA Degree

  • 2013 – Teacher for Tomorrow

  • 2016 – Woodland High School Teacher of the Year

  • 2016 – Teacher for Tomorrow

Family Information:

I am married to a retired math professor.

We have four daughters, Chanda (and Ben), Caroline Elizabeth (and Mitchell), Sarah Virginia (deceased), and Emily Jane (and Justin). Chanda is a pharmacists. Emily and Caroline are both stay at home moms right now, but both are nurses. 

We have FOUR grandchildren, Nicholas Ruslan, Cambree Danielle, Chloe Rose and Annistyn Virginia. We are expecting TWO MORE grandchildren before Christmas of 2017: Maverick Wyatt and Olenna Elaine. 

We live in the country and have:

too many dogs - Luke, Rachel, Charlie, Moses, Stella. Recently Moses and Stella “blessed” us with two puppies, Edgar and Lenore. 

three cats - Simon, Nicodemus, and Daniel, 

Personal Information:

I enjoy reading, writing, swimming and art.