Bachelor of Christian Education, Calvary Baptist Bible College
Master of Religious Education, Calvary Baptist Bible College
I began teaching full time at Sunrise in the fall of 1996. Currently, I teach Government, girls Bible, Debate/Forensics and am the Director of Precept. I coach Debate/Forensics, Model UN, Mock Trial and LifeSmarts and I am also the student missions coordinator. I helped organize the National Honor Society in the spring of 2006 and served as the advisor until the spring of 2021.
I was married to the late, Dr. Michael O'Donnell, Sr. Pastor at Grace Baptist Church. My three children are all graduates of Sunrise:
Stephanie (Andrew) Albritton - class of 2000Michael O'Donnell, II - class of 2003Tyler (Katie) O'Donnell - class of 2007
As I teach girls Bible, my desire is to see the girls develop a closer relationship to the Lord. We study the life of Moses and also steps to remaining pure. The girls journal and learn about how special God created them. We even take a "test" to see specific personalities (from Dobson) and how God wants to use us as we yield to Him. The girls bring "home made" items on verse day and each year we make an 8th grade cookbook!
Government is also a passion. I decided to run for the Bel Aire City Council in the spring of 2005 and served three terms in Bel Aire City Council, 2005-2017. The students participate in a "Mock Council" each year, as well as a "Mock Trial." We take a trip to Topeka each spring and also a trip to the courthouse. We use the Bob Jones curriculum, but I also use DVD's from David Barton, textbooks from "We the People" and the "Bill of Rights Institute." As we study government/civics, my prayer is that the students will see how God is directly leading our nation (Romans 13) and the importance of a righteous nation.
Students study the road to a republic, founding father's and their faith, and the Constitution, including all 27 Amendments. Students also learn the importance of "one vote" and how they can be involved!