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Joy Tatum

Joy Tatum

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Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. -4:15 P.M.

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About Me

Educational History:



                                                      Bachelor’s Of Science in Education, 2003



                                                                  Hulbert High School, 1995                                    

Degrees and Certifications:

                                                                           Oklahoma State Department of Education | Champion Excellence (logo) 

                                  Certifed Teacher in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2003


                                                          NBCT-Early Childhood Generalist, 2011 

Professional Development:

Leader in Me, 2015

Singapore Math, 2014

Great Expectations, 2013 

Literacy First, 2013

Payne Training, 2013


Current Position:


June 2017-Present 

            School Counselor, Locust Grove Upper Elementary

July 2013-May 2017

            Third Grade Teacher, Locust Grove Upper Elementary, Locust Grove Public Schools

Third Grade Rep./Department Head, 2015 District Teacher of the Year, April 2015 Teacher of the Month, 2014 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Cherokee Nation Scholar, and SPICE Grant Recipient 2014

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July 2012-July 2013

            First Grade Teacher, Greenwood Elementary, Tahequah Public Schools

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August 2011-May 2012

            Third Grade Teacher, Creek Elementary, Muskogee Public Schools

Professional Learning Community (PLC)  Leader for Second and Third Grade

August 2004-May 2011

Kindergarten Teacher, Creek Elementary, Muskogee Public Schools

Website Designer for Creek Elementary (2008-2010)

Provided staff development for Kindergarten Teachers across Muskogee District (Summer 2009)

Co-Authored three winning Muskogee Foundation Grants (2005)

Authored “Fun on the Farm” Muskogee Foundation Grant (2006)


Personal Information:

I am currently working as the School Counselor for Locust Grove Upper Elementary. I have taught in the classroom for fourteen years prior to moving into my current position. I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade. I earned a Bachelor's Degree, in Elementary Education, from Northeastern State University in 2004. I am certified in Elementary Education for Pre-K thru Eighth grade from the state of Oklahoma.  I was voted the building and district Teacher of the Year in 2015.  Additionally, I am National Board Certified in Early Childhood General Education.  I earned a Master's Degree, in School Counseling, from the Southwestern Oklahoma University in 2019