Special Education Teachers
Ryan Aispuro is a special education teacher who joined Insight School of Oklahoma this school year. This is her 7th year as an educator. She has taught pre-k through 12th grade throughout her years, both as a general education teacher and a special education teacher. She earned a BA in early childhood education from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, an MEd in school counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and will earn an MEd in school psychometry in December. She will complete EdS in school psychology in the spring of 2020.
Margaret Briley is a special education teacher who started teaching at Insight School of Oklahoma in 2017. She has taught for 14 years, all in special education and taught a child with every disability covered under IDEA. She has a degree in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education but also has several other areas of certification including: mild/moderate disabilities, severe/profound/multiple disabilities, Autism, Deaf/Blind, Traumatic Brain Injury, Other Health Impaired and Elementary Education. Ms. Briley went to undergraduate school at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and completed the course work for a Master's degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism at North Central University. She has had many experiences that have led her to working at K12, including being the Deaf Interpreter teacher for OKCPS, the Autism specialist for CPS and working at Jane Brooks School for the Deaf.
Kerry Frank has an M.S. Ed in Professional Counseling from Concordia University; her specialization is in Vocational Rehabilitation. Prior to relocating to Oklahoma, Ms. Frank enjoyed working with diverse populations providing evaluation and transitional services to students and workers of all ages. For the past five years, Ms. Frank has served as a STEM educator, program coordinator, and secondary investigator for the RIBBIT program at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Today, Ms. Frank may be found working with K12 students in a variety of class connect settings – no doubt listening not only to her students, but also to the local amphibian population right outside her window.
Linda Ghali is a High School Special Education Math teacher at ISOK. She graduated from University of Maryland with a BS in Biochemistry and is now finishing her Master of Education in Special Education at Northeastern University. She holds certificates in Mild and Moderate Disabilities and Middle and High School Math.
Debbie McWhirt is a special education teacher who re-joined the K12 team in September of 2018. She brings 8 years of experience that has included elementary, middle school, and university level classes. Debbie earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in Instructional Design—both from Western Governors University. She holds certificates in Elementary Education and Special Education.
Lori Tubbs is a Special Education Teacher who joined the K12 team in 2016. She has 15 years of experience in special education in Oklahoma Public Schools. Mrs. Tubbs previously taught at Guthrie Public Schools where she was named Teacher of the Year. She received her BA in Psychology from Troy University and is certified to teach Special Education PK-12, 504, English Language Arts, US History, Oklahoma History, Government and Economics. Ensuring that students with special needs are successful in the classroom is very personal for her as she has two children of her own with learning disabilities and she has seen the Special Education process from both the teacher's side and the parent's side as well. Mrs. Tubbs loves working with children and her student's success is very rewarding for her. Mrs. Tubbs believes that all children can learn, but some learn at different levels and she thrives on finding what works for each individual student. Mrs. Tubbs is very excited to be working at Insight School of Oklahoma and if you have any concerns, please let her know and she will work with you to come up with a plan to work with you and your student so that all students are successful here at our school.
Carolyn Wheeler is a High School Special Education teacher who joined the K12 team in 2015. She brings more than 14 years’ experience in education and more than 10 years as a lead special education teacher. She graduated from Northeastern State University in 2004 with a BA in Education and a MA In the fall of 2013 in Secondary School Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds certification in World History/Geography, Mild Moderate Disabilities, HS principal and is Highly Qualified to teach English.