Teacher of the Month

We honor those dedicated to building our children’s future

We are proud to recognize the exceptional teachers in our community

At Quail Creek Bank we believe education is a crucial building block in every child’s development. We understand our role as a part of the Oklahoma City community is to support our educators at every level. The Quail Creek Bank Financial Literacy Program was designed to carry out this mission. 

Additionally, Quail Creek Bank teamed up with KOCO Channel 5 in 2017 to launch the Teacher of the Month program which recognizes local teachers who truly care about educating our kids. Since that time, we have recognized over 40 outstanding teachers in Oklahoma who are dedicated to education at every level. Check out our fabulous recipients below or visit KOCO.com to search for their stories.

2023 - 2024 School Year

September 2023

January 2024 Teacher of the Month

Alexis Brown

Special Education Teacher

Canyon Ridge Intermediate

See Alexis’ surprise

December 2023

December 2023 Teacher of the Month

Tobie John

3rd Grade Teacher

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

See Tobie’s surprise

November 2023

November 2023 Teacher of the Month

Karen Sleigh

9th Grade Teacher

Classen SAS

See Karen’s surprise

October 2023

October 2023 Teacher of the Month

Griffin Hemphill

2nd Grade Teacher

Esperanza Elementary

See Griffin’s surprise

September 2023

September 2023 Teacher of the Month

Sage Snow

History Teacher

Yukon High School

See Sage’s surprise

August 2023

August 2023 Teacher of the Month

Angel Kerr

9th Grade Teacher

Del City High School

See Angel’s surprise

2022 - 2023 School Year

May 2023

May 2023 Teacher of the Month

Stephanie Floyd

1st Grade Teacher

Reagan Elementary 

See Stephanie’s surprise

April 2023

April 2023 Teacher of the Month

Mary Nunez

3rd Grade Teacher

Lincoln Learning Center

See Mary’s surprise

March 2023

Teacher of the Month - March 2023

Jennifer Rogers

3rd Grade Teacher

Lakehoma Elementary

See Jennifer’s surprise

February 2023

February 2023 Teacher of the Month

Heather Bellows

Middle School Teacher

Whittier Middle School

See Heather’s surprise

January 2023

January 2023 Teacher of the Month

Kathryn Szallar

Elementary Teacher

Deer Creek Elementary

See Kathryn’s surprise

December 2022

December 2022 Teacher of the Month

Weston Mize

7th & 8th Grade Teacher

Highland East Junior High

See Weston’s surprise

November 2022

November 2022 Teacher of the Month

Margaret Das

Elementary Teacher

Mercy School Institute

See Margaret’s surprise

October 2022

October 2022 Teacher of the Month

Adam Mewharter

Band Director

Southmoore High School

See Adam’s surprise

September 2022

September 2022 Teacher of the Month

Natalie Runnels

ESL Teacher

Putnam City North

August 2022

August 2022 Teacher of the Month

Courtney Tsotigh-Yarholar

Edmond Public Schools

2021 - 2022 School Year

May 2022

May 2022 Teacher of the Month

Kari Elledge

Seminole High School

April 2022

April 2022 Teacher of the Month

Gina Thomison

Drama Teacher

Moore High School

March 2022

March 2022 Teacher of the Month

Sean Sweeney

Elementary School Teacher

Council Grove Elementary

February 2022

Feb 2022 Westmoore Teacher of the Month

Billy J. Elles

9th Grade Teacher

Westmoore High School

January 2022

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Rachel LeMaster-Tone

Pre-K Teacher

Coolidge Elementary School

December 2021

December teacher of the month

Karen Christensen

Kindergarten Teacher

Crescent Public Schools

November 2021

Ryan Edgman

Ryan Edgman

Band Director

Mustang High School

October 2021

Cindy Dyche

Cindy Dyche

3rd & 4th Grade Teacher

Mustang Centennial Elementary

September 2021

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Hayley Guffin

4th Grade Teacher

Central Elementary School

August 2021

Torii Andrews

Torii Andrews

Indigenous Culture & Language Teacher

Sovereign Community School

2020 - 2021 School Year

May 2021

Leah Shirley

Leah Shirley

3rd Grade Teacher

Briarwood Elementary

April 2021

Jessyln Spells

Jessyln Spells

7th Grade Teacher

Santa Fe South Middle School

March 2021

Rachel Villars

Rachel Villars

3rd Grade Teacher & Cheer Coach

Yale Public School

February 2021

Kelcie Burks

Kelcie Burks

Kindergarten Teacher

Reagan Elementary School

January 2021

Kelly Leiter

Kelly Leiter

9th Grade Teacher

Moore High School

December 2020

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Edgar Fowlkes

Teacher

Northmoor Elementary

November 2020

Chasity Burns

Chasity Burns

Pre-K Teacher

Britton Elementary

October 2020

Justin Scott

Justin Scott

Teacher

Newcastle Early Childhood Center

September 2020

Lisa Bowman

Lisa Bowman

Speech-Language Pathologist

Perkins-Tryon Elementary

August 2020

Aaron Rios

Aaron Rios

PE Teacher

Skyview Elementary

2019 - 2020 School Year

May 2020

Barbara Bayless

Barbara Bayless

2nd & 3rd Grade Teacher

James Griffith Intermediate

April 2020

Kathryn Szallar

Kathryn Szallar

Kindergarten Teacher

Deer Creek Elementary

March 2020

Ernie Tullis

Ernie Tullis

Teacher

Little Light Christian School

February 2020

Grace Dozier

Grace Dozier

Spanish Teacher

Carl Albert High School

January 2020

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

High School Math Teacher

Coyle High School

December 2019

Kamrin Green

Kamrin Green

7th Grade Teacher

John Rex Middle School

November 2019

Kimberly Clark

Kimberly Clark

Teacher

Will Rogers Elementary

October 2019

Karen Fitzgerald

Karen Fitzgerald

Teacher

Crooked Oak High School

September 2019

Mike Snyder

Mike Snyder

HS Football Coach & Athletic Director

Seminole High School

August 2019

Jessica Metz

Jessica Metz

3rd Grade Teacher

Orvis Risner Elementary School

2018 - 2019 School Year

May 2019

Colin Waddell

Colin Waddell

Concert & Symphony

Putnam City Original High School

April 2019

Rhonda Gillett

Rhonda Gillett

Pre-K Teacher

Guthrie Public Schools

Golden Age Intergenerational Pre-K

March 2019

Lisa Taulman

Lisa Taulman

Art Teacher

Putnam City West High School

February 2019

Hannah Russell

Hannah Russell

Pre-K Teacher

Capitol Hill Elementary

January 2019

Susie Bratcher

Susie Bratcher

Music Teacher

Kaiser Elementary

December 2018

Erin Wright

Erin Wright

PE Teacher

Earl Harris Elementary

November 2018

Jonathan Delucia

Jonathan Delucia

Art Teacher

Classen School of Advanced Studies

October 2018

Nicki Gray

Nicki Gray

English Teacher

Strother High School

September 2018

Shane Stanfill

Shane Stanfill

Oklahoma History Teacher & Coach

Seminole High School

August 2018

Kenneth West

Kenneth West

Math Teacher & Coach

Star Spencer High School

2017 - 2018 School Year

May 2018

Karen Cruise

Karen Cruise

Specialty Learning Lab

Destiny Christian School

April 2018

Elisabeth Baxter

Elizabeth Baxter

Kingsgate Elementary

Moore Public School

March 2018

Sherri Fitch

Sherri Fitch

9-12th Grade Spanish Teacher

Edmond Santa Fe High School

February 2018

Laura Brothers

Laura Brothers

4th Grade Teacher

Northridge Elementary

January 2018

Emily Monroe

Emily Monroe

Teacher

Kingsgage Elementary

December 2017

Carrie Conwell

Carrie Conwell

Dance Instructor

Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School

November 2017

Kathy Ice

Kathy Ice

Science Teacher

Guthrie Middle School

October 2017

Michael Harp

Michael Harp

Director of Bands

Carl Albert High School

September 2017

Niki McCurtain

Niki McCurtain

6th Grade English Teacher

Prague Middle School

August 2017

Andrea Brawdy

Andrea Brawdy

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Teacher

James Griffith Intermediate

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