Bumgarner, who was recently nominated for Oklahoma City Public Schools teacher of the year, is currently a pre-k teacher at Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School. She has been teaching there since 1992 and has been an early educator in the Oklahoma system for more than 20 years.
Before being taken to the Capitol for the speech, she said she toured the White House and attended a reception.
Bumgarner is a University of Oklahoma graduate. She also has ties to The Norman Transcript. She said her great-grandfather moved from Texas to Norman and he was an early editor for the newspaper.
— By Jessica Bruha, Transcript Staff