Holly McNutt is the Principal of Hefner Middle School. Holly was a classroom teacher for 17 years with Moore Public Schools joining Putnam City Schools in 2014 as an administrative intern at Harvest Hills and James L. Dennis Elementary schools. She served as assistant principal at James L. Capps Middle School for two years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Oklahoma City University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Oklahoma State University. She has a son who is a freshman at OU and a daughter who is a freshman in high school. This summer she will have been married 21 years. email@example.com
Jana Johnston is our 7th grade Assistant Principal. She started her teaching career in 2001 in Irving, Texas where she taught for a total of 5 years, in both elementary and middle school. Jana then moved to the Washington D.C. area and taught there for 6 years. She is a graduate of Putnam City West, and was so excited to return home to teach for this district. She taught at Central Elementary for 1 year and then Kirkland Elementary for 3 years before moving into administration. She was at Western Oaks Middle School and Kenneth Cooper Middle School before coming to Hefner. She completed her Bachelor’s in Education at Southern Nazarene University, a Master’s in Reading Curriculum and Instruction at Grand Canyon University, and a Master’s in Education Administration at Lamar University. She has two little boys and has been married for 15 years. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Calton is 8th grade Assistant Principal. She started her teaching career in 1993 at Putnam City High School, where she taught 9th and 10th grade English to both on-level and honors students for 18 years. She then became an instructional coach at Mayfield Middle School and taught one year at Putnam City West before moving into administration. She was assigned to Kenneth Cooper Middle School and Putnam City Academy before coming to Hefner. She is a graduate of Western Heights High School and lives in the Oklahoma City area. She completed both her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is also a National Board certified teacher in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts. She has one adult daughter. email@example.com
Scott Graham is 6th grade Assistant Principal. Scott has returned to Hefner Middle School. He grew up in Oklahoma City and attended four Putnam City Schools (Harvest Hills, Dennis, Hefner and PC North). Scott attended University of Oklahoma earning a Bachelors Degree and obtained a Master's Degree in Secondary Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Scott was a student at Hefner when it was Hefner Junior High for grades 7, 8 and 9. He taught 8th grade science for approximately 10 years at Hefner. He has been an Assistant Principal at Hefner, Cooper and Mayfield Middle Schools.
Craig Smith is Hefner’s 7th Grade counselor. This is his 21st year in education and his 10th year at Hefner. Craig received his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant and received his master from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Craig spent 17 years in the classroom and this will be his 4 year as a school Counselor. Craig has continued his education and is now an LPC candidate. Craig is married to his wife Jennifer and they have two kids, Grant and Parke.
Allison Ambot is the 6th Grade Counselor. She grew up in Putnam City Schools (Apollo, Mayfield, and Putnam City West) and has spent her teaching career in the PC District at Capps and PC West as a special education teacher and now at Hefner as counselor. Allison received her bachelors in Social Studies Education from the University of Oklahoma. She moved to London to receive a Master’s degree in Psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London and then received a second Master’s degree in School Counseling from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Allison is married to her husband Elliot where they share 8 furbabies.
Kimberlea Harlow is Hefner’s 8th Grade Counselor. She has previously served the district as a 5th grade teacher at Wiley Post and the SOAR Counselor for Putnam City Academy. She is excited for this new adventure as a Hefner Viking! She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Advocacy from Oklahoma City University, where she was a member of the women’s rowing team. She is currently completing her School and Professional Counseling Degree in order to pursue licensure as an LPC. Miss Harlow has four siblings and a dog named Dolly, who she is training to do therapy work!
Sandra K Haynes is a LPC Candidate serving as one of Hefner’s School counselors. She moved from Enid to OKC in 2015 and has worked for Putnam City since then. She started as a substitute teacher, after which became a bus driver. In a short time, she became the Student Discipline/Conduct assistant; then Student Discipline/Conduct Supervisor for Putnam City Transportation.
Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She attended Mid-America Christian University where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling/Professional Counselor. Her next goal is a Doctorate Degree in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling-soon. Sandra has six children and six grandchildren.
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HEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Tiffany Dorris is a graduate of Fairview High School in Fairview, OK. In 1995, she moved to Oklahoma City to attend Southern Nazarene University. While attending SNU, she met and married her husband, Derek Dorris. After a couple of moves due to Derek’s coaching career, she returned to the metro area and graduated from UCO with a degree in sociology. In 2010, Tiffany knew that teaching was the path she needed to take and pursued alternative certification in mid-level English and mid-level social studies. Her first teaching job was at Cooper Middle School. In 2018, she was hired at Hefner to teach 7th grade English.
2020-2021 Hefner Teacher of the year congratulates Tiffany Dorris.