High School Teacher
Master’s Degree, Secondary Math Education, Western Governors University; BA, Elementary Education, Oral Roberts University
Janet Pierce began her teaching career in 1976 and joined Oklahoma Connections Academy in 2018. She teaches Algebra 2,
precalculus, and statistics for grades 10‒12. Learn more about Ms. Pierce below:
Why I Became a Teacher
I have a passion to help young people learn to think on their own. I have five sons and homeschooled them through most
of their high school years. Education opens new horizons for each person and helps them become an amazing asset to
others and the world around them.
The Online School Experience at Oklahoma Connections Academy
I have more connection with teachers in this community than I did in brick-and-mortar schools. Everyone is willing to
help each other and ask questions. And the school faculty encourages and helps each teacher to be the best they can be.
I love being able to interact with students on a one-to-one basis and see their thinking change right before my eyes. In
a way, I’m tutoring each student who wants help in understanding a subject. Students at Oklahoma Connections Academy are
pushed to think through problems on their own with teachers’ guidance, and that’s a big difference in education today.
Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School
They can’t do it without you. You’ll need to be involved in your child’s education, which is a great thing. It will draw
you closer together and you can be part of your child’s life.
I get excited about being a positive influence on the next generation.
— Ms. Pierce
I enjoy singing, playing piano, knitting, crocheting, colored pencil drawing, sewing, quilting, and weaving.