Middle School Teacher
Master’s Degree, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; BS, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Stephanie Kendrick-Harrison is a middle school math teacher who began teaching in 1999 and joined Oklahoma Connections
Academy in 2017. Learn more about Ms. Kendrick-Harrison below:
Why I Became a Teacher
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. As I got older and had so many exceptional teachers, I had a
desire to give back to kids the way my teachers blessed me. I wanted kids to know that someone believes in them and
wanted to help them to be successful at whatever they set their minds to.
I enjoy using my educational background to help kids succeed—no matter how old they are or where I encounter them.
The Online School Experience at Oklahoma Connections Academy
I love teaching at Oklahoma Connections Academy because it feels like one big family. You’ll find a group of educators
who are passionate about each of their students, and who are willing to go above and beyond to help them succeed. I love
how connected I am with my students and their Learning Coaches.
Employers love employees who are self-starters, great communicators, responsible, manage their time well, but can also
be flexible. Oklahoma Connections Academy students, no matter their grade level, can develop these skills. After my
daughter’s first year with Oklahoma Connections Academy, I knew I had found the spot where she would be prepared for her
The Benefits of K‒12 Online Learning
One of the benefits of teaching at Oklahoma Connections Academy is that I can get to know the students on a more
personal level. I love that we can have one-on-one time, and I encourage my students to be all that they can be. I enjoy
our many field trips where I can interact with students and their families.
I love that we can have one-on-one time, and I encourage my students to be all that they can be.
— Ms. Kendrick-Harrison
Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School
Something new can sometimes be scary, but when you enroll your child at Oklahoma Connections Academy, you will find
highly qualified teachers and staff who are ready to partner and support you as you begin your journey. And they’ll
continue to support you as you return each year. Each middle school and high school student will have a passionate
teacher for each subject they’re taking. You are not in this alone.
Hobbies & Interests
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids. I also love the outdoors, working out, reading, and
volunteering at church. I am a Learning Coach to a soon-to-be Oklahoma Connections Academy graduate, two middle
schoolers, and an elementary student. My oldest has been with Oklahoma Connections Academy since her sixth-grade year.
Her sixth and seventh-grade teachers are why I wanted to be part of the Oklahoma Connections Academy family when I was
presented the opportunity.