• Sivells Bend Teachers

    Kim Simmons- Pre-K and Kindergarten
    Ms. Simmons has taught at Sivells Bend ISD since 2007.  Previously she taught 7th grade Math & Technology at Gainesville Jr. High.  She received an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science degree from North Central Texas College in May of 2003. She graduated with honors from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Elementary Education in 2006.  
    Ms. Simmons enjoys teaching and loves to see children's eyes light up when they learn something new!  She has two wonderful children, Trent and Shey.  Ms. Simmons appreciates the privilege to work at Sivells Bend School, a small, unique, wonderful place to be.  She enjoys working with all staff members and students.


    Sang Walker- First & Second Grade & 3rd/4th Writing


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    Coleen Gunter - 3rd & 4th Grade/7th & 8th Science/ESL

    Mrs. Gunter

     Mrs. Gunter's undergraduate and graduate work was done at East Central State University in Ada, Oklahoma.  Her undergraduate majors were Elementary Education and Home Economics, with minors in science and social studies.  Her Master's degree is in Elementary Education.  In December 2013 she completed 42 years in the classroom.  She taught science in Seminole, Oklahoma, and Occupational Orientation at Southern Oklahoma Vocational Technical School in Ardmore, Oklahoma before she began teaching in the elementary grades.  She taught in Lone Grove, Oklahoma, then in Ardmore until her retirement from Oklahoma schools.  She is in her 13th year at Sivells Bend.  In addition to 3rd and 4th grade, she teaches 7th and 8th grade science and is the dyslexia coordinator. 
    She and her husband, Jerry,  have lived south of Lone Grove for 39 years.  They have two adult sons,  both of whom are graduates of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.  Brian is a speech and drama teacher at North Mesquite High School in Texas.  Jeff works for MidCon Energy Services as a pumper.  His wife Susan is the 5th-8th Language Arts teacher at Sivells Bend.  The two of them are parents of the Gunter's only grandchild, Ethan Cole. 
    Rod Tipps - Teacher & Coach for Volleyball, Basketball & Track
    Mr. Tipps

    Mr. Tipps coaches the girls volleyball team and the boys and girls basketball teams.  He also coaches boys and girls track.

    Rod graduated High school from Ardmore, Oklahoma, class of 1992.  Go Tigers!  In 1992, he started his college years at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Again, Go Tigers!  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Education.  Rod started teaching school in McKinney Texas in 1999. He has also taught in Wylie, Texas.  He obtained a master's degree in School Administration in 2007.  

    Coach Tipps thinks of all the schools at which he has taught , Sivells Bend is the best.  He says, "Our students are great, our parents are supportive, and the community is wonderful."

    Cheryl Downey - 2nd  3rd, 4th, 5th Math, 3rd 4th Science, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Social Studies





    Mrs. Downey’s has been a teacher at Sivells Bend ISD since 2012.  She was previously at Sanger ISD for three years where she taught Kindergarten and Third Grade. Mrs. Downey graduated from NCTC with an Associates Degree in 2005 and then from TWU with a Bachelors Degree in 2008.

    Mrs. Downey loves children! She enjoys teaching them new things and helping those who struggle. She has four children of her own.  Mrs. Downey is married and enjoys her close knit family.


    Mrs. Downey loves to read, draw and make crafty things. She is excited to be working here and loves being able to provide personal attention to each student that needs it.


    Jen Hoberer- 3rd/4th/5th Language Arts &1st/2nd Phonics 
    Ms. Hoberer's' Webpage


    Mrs. Hoberer has taught at Sivells Bend since 2016.  She graduated with honors from Our Lady if the Lake University of San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 1996.  After the rush and noise of the city, she now immensely enjoys the quiet breeze of the countryside. 

     Mrs. Hoberer is passionate about teaching reading.  She is an avid reader herself and loves when a child hits that magical "I can really, truly read!" moment.  She has two sons, Brendan and Andy, and one daughter, Kayley.   Her husband, Darrell, can often be found at the school tinkering on the computers.  Mrs. Hoberer is honored to be a part of the Sivells Bend community.


     Susan Gunter-  6th-8th Math, 7th/8th Social Studies, 7th/8th Writing 

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