Special Education Teacher
Master of Education, University of Central Oklahoma
Carrie Fryar is a special education teacher at Oklahoma Connections Academy. She teaches 9th- and 10th-grade algebra,
geometry, and personal finance. Ms. Fryar enjoys the flexibility and collaboration she has with her colleagues.
Why I Became a Teacher
I wanted to help kids who struggle, particularly in math, because math was a struggle for me. I understand that not all
students learn the same way. Some need to approach concepts in nontraditional ways. I love watching when the light bulb
goes off for a kid or when their perception of math changes and they realize that they can do it.
The Online School Experience at Oklahoma Connections Academy
I love working at Oklahoma Connections Academy because we have a great team of teachers who want to help kids be
successful academically. As a special education teacher, I spend more time working with kids than I was ever able to in
the brick-and-mortar classroom. I also appreciate that we have a way to provide access to education for all kids,
regardless of their needs.
The dedication from teachers and staff at Oklahoma Connections Academy is second to none.
— Ms. Fryar
Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School
You need to know it is not easy, and the key to your child’s success is in having a strong Learning Coach and fully
engaging in the program. Our curriculum is rigorous, and students must learn organization, self-motivation, and
independence in their learning.
Hobbies & Interests
I raise longhorn cattle and horses on a ranch in Oklahoma. I enjoy spending time on the ranch with my two boys who are
active in rodeo, horse shows, and sports.