BETHANY STEVENSON - English (Honors) Writing (Adjunct)
Bethany Stevenson studied English Literature at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2003 and a Master of Arts in English Literature in 2005.
Upon finishing her education, feeding her love of literature and desire to help others, she gained employment with Tulsa Community College (TCC) at its Northeast Campus, working as a writing specialist in a tutoring center. In this role, she individually tutored students and taught writing workshops along with several self-paced courses. After three years of working as a writing specialist and adjunct professor, Ms. Stevenson moved into a full-time faculty role within TCC in which she coordinated writing, math, and computer lab for students and continued to teach primarily Composition I and Composition II. During her eight years of full-time work with TCC, she fell in love with teaching the writing process to both those who were college-ready and those who were not. She found that most students she taught were not born as naturally strong writers, but most all could learn how to write a well-developed, academic essay using various modes of writing. In this faculty role, she also worked as an academic advisor for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an International Honors Society for community colleges, and as the Honors Coordinator for the Northeast Campus (NEC). In 2010, she received two awards: the NEC Teaching Excellence Award for her work within the classroom and the regional PTK Academic Advisor of the Year Award. While she left full-time work in 2012 to be more available to her growing children, she continued to teach with TCC as an adjunct until 2016.
In 2018, she discovered the beautiful mission of Tulsa Hope Academy of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and began to serve its students by volunteer teaching an Honors Writing course. Ms. Stevenson is grateful for fourteen years in the classroom teaching students how to write in a thoughtful, organized manner.