Ms. Chelce Garms

Science, Yearbook, and Speedfest

Chelce Garms was born and raised in the rural town of Kingfisher, Oklahoma by her Grandparents. She grew up the middle child of five children and graduated from Kingfisher High School in 2009. Growing up, Ms. Garms knew she always wanted to be a teacher but her passion for Science and STEM did not develop until she reached college.

Being a first generation college student she went on to graduate from Redlands Community College in 2012. She volunteered as an AmeriCorps member receiving two scholarships for her work with students at her local private school during this time. She then completed her B.S. at the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in General Studies with minors in Math and Science while completing the Teacher Education Program. She is continuing her education at UCO, obtaining her M. Ed. in Secondary Education in May of 2020, while researching trauma and the role it plays in secondary education. She also received the Tommy C. Bowers Endowed Scholarship for secondary teachers in her graduate program.

This is Ms. Garms fifth year teaching. She began teaching at the college level but enjoys teaching students in a secondary setting where she feels she has a greater impact with students before college. When Ms. Garms is not at school she enjoys spending time with her dog, Denver, and surrounding herself with her three nieces and three nephews. She is excited for the school year to be filled with educational opportunities that will guide your children’s growth.