I grew up in Hammon and graduated from Hammon High School in 2002. I attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. I graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance. After graduating from college I returned to Hammon. I started working in the school cafeteria in 2008. Then, I decided in 2013 to be a paraprofessional in the Kindergarten classroom. After helping in the Kindergarten classroom I decided to become a certified teacher. I worked for Hammon Head Start in 2014, and became certified to teach. I am currently the first grade teacher. I am married to Tyler VanMeter. We have two boys. Destry is in third grade and Draper is a toddler.