Mrs. Carli Bandy began her teaching career in 2015 after graduating with a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from Western Governors University. She has taught in both the private and public sectors of education. Her experience includes preschool and fourth grade. Before teaching, she served in the U.S. Army National Guard for eight years and worked as a Administrative Specialist at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center for two years. She and her husband, Shea, both moved from Comanche, OK after they married in 2004. Both of their children have attended Orvis Risner since preschool. Carli has been an Orvis parent for many years, completed her student-teaching experience there, and made it her mission to teach at Orvis Risner as well. She feels it is her calling to serve the community in which she lives and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to do so.
I grew up on a small family farm in rural North Dakota. I moved to Edmond in 2000 and began my teaching career in the Mid/Del School system in 2001. After 12 years in the Oklahoma City Public School system, in 2013, I was hired at Orvis Risner Elementary.
I have been teaching for twenty-six years. The 2017-2018 year will be my third in Edmond Public Schools.
Laura Suttles is an alumni of the University of Oklahoma. She is entering her 5th year of teaching. She has 3 daughters and has been married to her amazing husband for 16 years. She loves the fact that she has the opportunity to teach in her own community.
I began my educational career in 1996 in Bakersfield, California, taught in Missouri, and finally back home in Oklahoma. I started as a Physical Education/Health teacher but soon had the calling to be a classroom teacher. I have been lucky enough to serve an as administrator for 4 years and have been awarded teacher of the year in 2016-2017. The last 25 years I have been coaching: football, baseball, softball, and basketball. Before teaching I served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard and the California Army National Guard for 11 years. I have been married to Andrea Wheeler for 24 years and have 2 children, Haley who is a Senior at Southmoore High School and Gabriel who is in 8th grade at Southridge Middle School. I a super excited about coming to Edmond Public Schools and Orvis Risner Elementary School. Boomer Sooner!