My name is Becky McCurdy. This is my twenty-sixth year to teach, and I love my job! Let me back up a little and tell a little about my life.
I was born in Daingerfield, Texas, and graduated from Daingerfield High in 1982. After high school, I attended Kilgore College and graduated with a degree in Computer Programming in 1984. It was during this time that I married the love of my life, Bobby, also a graduate of Daingerfield High School. In 1989, I decided that the world of computers was not what I really enjoyed, so I returned to college. Many people encouraged me to go into the field of education because I was literally a “Kid Magnet.” Near the end of my college training, I did my student teaching in White Oak and fell in love with the school and the community. In December of 1991, I graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
In 1992, I began my teaching career in New Diana, Texas, as a second grade teacher and taught for seven years in that district. Although I enjoyed teaching in New Diana, my heart was always in White Oak. Fortunately for me, in August of 1999, I was hired to teach 4th grade in this district, and I can not imagine teaching anywhere else. I feel this is my home and God has truly blessed me to be a part of these kids lives.
My husband and I have now been married for 32 years and have two sons. Jackson, who is 25, has graduated from Southern Arkansas University and is the Assistant Athletic Director at the University. On July 12, 2014, he married his beautiful wife, Megan. My youngest son Jansen, graduated in May, 2016, from Panola Jr. College, and he entered his junior year of college at the University of Central Arkansas on a baseball scholarship. This year Jansen has decided to transfer to Southern Arkansas University and play his last year of baseball there on a scholarship.