Carrie Fryar

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.