Okarche teacher wins honor

By Ted King
The Sooner Catholic

Okarche native Kimberly Frisby is the 2017 Kingfisher County Teacher of the Year. She was given that honor by listeners of KNID radio station in Enid and was presented with flowers and a gift card, which she gave to Holy Trinity Catholic School in Okarche.

Frisby, who has a dual certification/degree in elementary and early childhood education from Oklahoma State University, was a first and second grade teacher at Holy Trinity for 27 years. She is a cousin of Blessed Stanley Rother and of Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg.

This isn’t Frisby's first honor. She was honored by Walmart/Sam's Club for her work in the classroom as 2007 Teacher of the Year. She credits that honor to one of the parents of her students who wrote an essay nominating her.   

“God puts things in front of us for a reason,” she said. She said her former students come up to her in town and say, “We miss you! We love you! I wish you were our teacher for every grade!” Frisby said, “They make it all worthwhile.”

Ted King is a freelance writer for the Sooner Catholic.