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Education Faculty

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Kyla Dufrene

Adjunct Instructor
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Education

  • A.A.S, Nursing - Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
  • M.Ed. - Southwestern Assemblies of God University
  • B.S. - Southern Nazarene University

Biography

My entire life, I wanted to work with children. After completing my Biology degree, I had hopes of attending medical school to become a pediatrician. While waiting and applying for two years without success, I began working with the youth group at my local church. During my time in the youth group, I felt a strong calling to work with young people as a teacher. In pursuing my calling, I became one of the charter students of the new Master’s degree program at SAGU in the fall of 1996. I completed my Masters in Education in 1999, and met my husband, Greg, while at SAGU.

In 1998, I began teaching 5th grade in Alvarado, Texas. I spent two years teaching in Alvarado before making a change to teach 8th grade Science in Waxahachie, Texas. During this time, I began teaching as an adjunct at SAGU in the Distance Education program. I also had the opportunity to teach adjunct for one semester on campus at SAGU. I taught at WJHS for 4 years before the birth of our twins in 2004. After their birth, I was blessed to stay home for 2 years with them.

My husband and I decided that we needed to be closer to one of our families. So in 2006, we relocated to Oklahoma City. I also decided that I wanted to be home as much as possible with our children, so I returned to school to pursue a degree in nursing. In 2008, I completed my nursing degree and my RN licensure and began working as a RN in labor and delivery.

I love learning and teaching and pursue every opportunity that I have to help others learn. I have continued to teach in the Distance Education program at SAGU and I thoroughly enjoy interacting with my students online. It excites me to be part of students’ lives as they pursue their dreams and God-given callings. I am honored to play a small part in helping each student live the dream to which God has called him.