Tulsa Honor Academy will prepare each scholar for the rigors of high school, college, and beyond. We operate with the belief that all scholars, regardless of background or income, can achieve at a high level. Through strong academics and a focus on character, our scholars will achieve excellence. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that 100% of our scholars go to and graduate from college.
Ashley Bullock is a native Tulsan, attending TPS, Jenks, and Bishop Kelley prior to earning a B.A. focused in education, history, and psychology from Northeastern State University. Ms. Bullock taught through NSU’s TURN program for 2 years before spending seven years in healthcare administration. She continues to live in Tulsa with her husband and three kids. This is her second year teaching at Tulsa Honor Academy.
With an intense passion for history, Ms. Bullock is excited to teach both U.S. and AP U.S. History this year, emphasizing how our shared histories influence our lives today and how scholars can shape the history of tomorrow.
Josh Cirbo Is originally from Thornton Colorado and is the Physical Education Teacher at THA High School. He is a graduate of Metro State University and received his degree in K-12 Physical Education. This is his first year at THA and will be his first year of teaching as well. He will also coach the basketball team for THA this year. He is excited to be a part of the THA Familia because of the culture and the commitment to success of the students and teachers.
Originally from New York state, Stephie Eddy is a second year teacher at THA. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Theatre Arts from Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. While attending Stony Brook University, Ms. Eddy had the pleasure of being the president of a local theatre company, Pocket Theatre, and was an Undergraduate College Fellow for 3 years. She worked intensely with incoming first year college students and was a mentor for students making the difficult transition from high school to college life. She is now a 2020 Teach For America corps member and is very excited to be teaching ELA and Intro to Theatre this year!
Mr. Finkel is from the Midwestern region of the US and is the 11th grade ELA and AP Language Teacher. Mr. Finkel will also host Speech and Debate at THA. He is a graduate from Arizona State University and received his master's in English with a focus in curriculum and literature. This will be Mr. Finkel's second year at THA and his 7th year in teaching. He is excited about being a part of THA Familia because of the joy he gets from helping his scholars take on new challenges.
Originally from Calvillo Aguascalientes, México and is the Ballet Folklorico Teacher at Tulsa Honor Academy. She graduated from TCC and received AUA Certification in the medical field. She joined Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteca in 2010 and has been part of numerous competitions and participations including Wonders of México El Espectáculo. She is excited to be part of the THA Familia because she believes that her Hispanic Culture in Folklore should be passed down to new generations and not be left in the past. Hispanic generations should know the meaning of their roots, their history and expressing culture through dance is a great way to teach scholars.
Megan Hudson-Dixon, LMSW, is from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, but has loved Tulsa as long as she can remember. She is a graduate from St. Gregory's University, NSU, and OU with degrees in History and Social Work, and an advanced degree in Social Work. She has specialized in working with scholars of middle and high school age for the past 5 years, and is so excited to be a part of the THA Familia because of the amazing culture!
Ms. Jewett is originally from Pittsburg, KS and is one of the Physical Educators at Tulsa Honor Academy. She is a graduate of Pittsburg State University and received her Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, and is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Sport and Leisure Service Management. Ms. Jewett worked as a K-5 PE teacher in Osawatomie, KS for two years and also coached Cross Country, Track & Field and Basketball at the high school level. Ms. Jewett is also lifeguard certified and enjoys teaching children in aquatic activities. She is excited to be a teacher at THA because she feels like a part of the THA Familia already, and is looking forward to working with all of the students and families on achieving their health and wellness goals.
Ethan Jones is a native Tulsan who recently moved home after twelve years in Portland. He is the World History Teacher at THA. Ethan graduated from Austin College in 2001 with a B.A. in International Studies. He’s excited to join the THA Familia and get to work helping the Nerdy Knights learn to share his passion for history and our place in it.
Blake Kruithof was born in Tulsa, but moved to Perkins, Oklahoma in middle school. Perkins is a small town, just 10 minutes away from Stillwater, home of the Cowboys. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Philosophy and a certification in Secondary Education. Before coming to THA, he taught Geometry and Algebra 2 at Stillwater High School. Mr. Kruithof's taught 8th grade Algebra 1 and Honors Geometry at THA's middle school for 2 years. He is now teaching Geometry and Pre-Calculus at the high school.
Ms. Mata is originally from Venezuela. She is the Spanish teacher at Tulsa Honor Academy. She is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University. She received her bachelor's degree in International Business and Spanish and her master's degree in International Studies. She focused her studies in international non-profit management and learned how to make an impact in underserved communities. She has worked in Education for 4 years and has created new opportunities for family engagement in Tulsa's Latinx community. She is excited to be a part of the THA Familia to be able to teach scholars Spanish, culture, and to help them grow a global mindset.
Ms. Mayorga is originally from Los Angeles and is the World History Teacher at Tulsa Honor Academy. She is a graduate of UCSD and received her degree in Political Science. Along with researching International and American politics she has also studied gender and race theory. She is excited to be a part of the THA Familia because she believes in the potential of each and everyone of our students.
Lauren Parker is originally from Sapulpa, Oklahoma and is an English Language Arts Teacher at THA. She received her Master’s in English Literature from the University of Central Oklahoma specializing in 20th and 21st Century Literature. She has been an English Instructor at Tulsa Community college since 2017. She is thrilled to join the THA Familia and share her love for the magic of words.
Bonnie Patocka was born and raised in the panhandle of Oklahoma on a wheat farm near Guymon. She began her career working in telecommunications for Rockwell International in Dallas, Texas. She transitioned to teaching and worked for TPS at Edison High School and Tulsa Community College. After her children were grown, she taught at private schools, homeschool co-ops, and private tutoring. She began teaching for Tulsa Honor Academy in the fall of 2018.
Ms. Patocka graduated from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater in 1988 with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Mrs. Joi Robinson is originally from Los Angeles, California, but calls Coffeyville, Kansas home. She is a graduate of Howard University and received her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Speech Communications. She is currently a student in the University of Oklahoma's Master of Social Work program and has plans to become a Therapist. She has over 17 years of experience working with children, primarily "At-Risk" youth. She is so excited to be a part of the THA Familia because helping make pathways for youth to hope beyond their present is her life's work.
Kimberly Siftar graduated from Oklahoma State University with her degree in Psychology. She pursued a career in corporate and agency recruiting specializing in sales roles. She worked in Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York City. Ms. Siftar always had a passion for science and teaching. She completed a master's degree in Teaching from Texas Woman's University. Several years ago, Ms. Siftar and her family returned home to Oklahoma. She joined the High School STEM team at Tulsa Honor Academy in 2019 teaching Physics. She loved teaching Chemistry and Pre-AP Chemistry for the 2020-2021 school year and is excited to teach AP Chemistry, Chemistry and AP Psychology in 2021-2022.
Ms. Stanfield is originally from Augusta, Georgia and is the Physics Teacher. They are a graduate of Phillips Theological Seminary and Swarthmore College, and has a Master's of Divinity, and a Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature & Mathematics. They have experience working at a homeless youth shelter and at a college student center. They are excited to be a part of the THA Familia because education is one of their life-long passions.
Originally from London, England, Joseph Weissman is a Foreign Language teacher at Tulsa Honor Academy. He is a graduate of the University of Leeds and received his bachelor's in Spanish Language and Literature in 2009. He has taught in several schools across the United Kingdom, as well as working for the British Civil Service at the Department for Transport. Mr. Weissman now lives in Oklahoma with his wife and son. He is excited to be a part of the THA Familia as he wants to inspire students to appreciate the value of Spanish more and more.
Aaron Witten is a Tulsa area native and has lived in the Tulsa area for 25 years. He attended LeTourneau University his freshman year of college, then transferred to Southwestern Christian University for his sophomore year. He graduated from Southwestern with a degree in Health, Sports Management, and Physical Education, focused in Kinesiology. Aaron grew up playing soccer, and played at the collegiate level in both the NCAA and the NAIA. He began coaching his final year of college, as an assistant for a local high school. Aaron has coached multiple club teams over years and holds licenses/diplomas from both United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer. He is excited to be the Head Soccer Coach, as well as the Strength and Conditioning teacher.
Ashia Wortham is originally from Carson, California. She graduated in 2016 from The George Washington University with a bachelor's in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. In 2020, she earned her M.ED. for Math Curriculum and Instruction from Texas University at Arlington. After graduation, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to serve with Teach For America, teaching third grade for two years. Ms. Wortham joined the Tulsa Honor Academy Familia in 2018 and has taught 5th grade Math and High School Engineering. She currently teaches Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus BC.
Miss Young is originally from The Woodlands, TX and is the Algebra II teacher at Tulsa Honor Academy. She graduated from Southern Methodist University and received her degrees in Economics and Corporate Communications & Public Affairs. She is a current Teach For America corps member and is proud to be part of the THA Familia because of all the wonderful people in it!
Ms. King is originally from Fort Knox, Kentucky and is a High School Student Supports teacher at Tulsa Honor Academy. She is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University and received her degree in Elementary Education. She is excited to be a part of the THA Familia because education was a love for her growing up and wants to show that in her community.
Ms. Delgado graduated from Epic Charter School, and attended Tulsa Tech for their Event Planning Program. She completed 2 internships during high school. Ms. Delgado is very excited to be part of the THA family because its an amazing opportunity to play a role in our community!
Ms. Rector is originally from Tulsa and is a Behavior Interventionist at Tulsa Honor Academy High School. She is currently enrolled at NSU and will receive a bachelor's in Business Administration and minor in Psychology. She is excited to be a part of the THA Familia because she loves to make a difference and impact in the lives of families and in the community.
Mr. Ruiz is originally from Tulsa and is part of the Operations team at Tulsa Honor Academy. He graduated from TCC with an associate's degree in Business and is finishing up his Bachelors for International Business at OSU. He is excited to be part of the THA Familia because he wants to help scholars advance to the most of their potential and follow their dreams.
Kaitlyn Walden is originally from Broken Arrow and is the Behavior Interventionist at Tulsa Honor Academy. She is a graduate of Tulsa Community College and received her degree in Liberal Arts. She is currently going to Northeastern State University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in education. Before joining Tulsa Honor Academy, she worked at Jenks Northwest Elementary as a teacher’s assistant. She is excited about being a part of the THA family to help scholars reach their fullest potential.
Mr. Evan Anderson is originally from Kentucky then Chicago. He most recently served with Oklahoma City Public Schools in multiple administrative roles at the building and district levels. He holds Master's Degrees in both pedagogy and education administration and curriculum design from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Oklahoma, respectively. He is a proud alumnus of Teach For America and believes in servant leadership, equity, and high expectations for all students. He couldn’t be more excited to join the THA Familia.
Estrella J Ramirez, M.Ed. is originally from Cd Juarez, Mexico. She is the High School Assistant Principal of Instruction for Tulsa Honor Academy. She is a graduate of Oral Roberts University where she earned her bachelor's degree in modern foreign language education. Then she went on to earn a dual masters degree in Administration of Education and Curriculum and Instruction from Emporia State University. She comes to THA ready to serve with over a decade of experience in education impacting the lives of over 1,500 students from prek-adult. Mrs. Ramirez is excited to be a part of the THA Familia because she believes that education is the key to unlocking doors of all types of liberty. She is passionate about equipping teachers with that key by way of high level instruction, so that THA students will in turn be granted all the liberties education can provide.
Genean Seals is originally from the Chicago, IL area and is a graduate of Central State University in Ohio. She has lived in Tulsa for 13 years and has held various roles throughout her educational career; Lead teacher, Parent Facilitator, Teacher Leader, and Instructional Coach. As a life long learner with a passion to educate and learn from others, Genean is dedicated to ensuring that all scholars have equitable outcomes to have a life of choice.
As a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Genean is honored to join the THA Familia to serve students, teachers, and staff for increased school wide achievement and outcomes.
Mr. Veach moved to Oklahoma in 2014 after serving 20 years as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the military, Mr. Veach served in many instructor billets including a tour as a Drill Instructor. Mr. Veach is a graduate of Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from Norwich University. Joining the THA Familia in 2018, Mr. Veach serves as our high school Assistant Principal of Culture.