Disney Dreamer

Christine Murrain (right), a former student who follows Jenny on Twitter, saw Jenny was at the OSMI workshop on the OU campus and made a point to come see her. Even though it was a quick visit, there was a lot of admiration on both sides.

by Darla Wright, Nowata High School Adviser

Jenny Mason has been teaching yearbook, creative writing and senior English since 2009 in Lawton, Okla. at Eisenhower High School, the reining 5A state basketball champs. Mason said she loves her job and her students.

Married for nine years, Mason was raised by strict, but loving parents. Her dad was the parent who would call her friend’s house at midnight, where she might be staying, just to verify she was there. Like the good-girl she was, Jenny would talk to her father and reassure him she was exactly where she was supposed to be. On one occasion, her friend snuck out, but Jenny was in her friend’s bed when her father called. The friend’s mother never knew her daughter was not next to Jenny!

Jenny loves to plan events; anything from baby and bridal showers, to activity director of PTA events where she can get involved to help build relationships with students and her community. She loves being the adviser of the yearbook class because she can plan and be involved to see the project to the end.

All things Disney is Mason’s love. Her favorite character is Belle, from Beauty and the Beast and she has been to Disney twice with her husband and 8-year old daughter, Jaycee. She also enjoys watching her daughter play soccer and cheer.

Jenny said her dream job would be a child custody advocate lawyer.

“I want to protect children and their rights and keep them safe,” she said.



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