M.A. English and Creative Writing | Southern New Hampshire University
B.A. Mass Communications | University of Central Oklahoma
Ms. Balli is one of the Kindergarten teachers for Tulsa Classical Academy. She is a born and raised Oklahoman who graduated from Ponca City High School in 2014. She competed as a varsity volleyball player, Varsity Cheerleader, Junior Varsity Basketball player, and Pole Vaulted during High School and went on to compete in Cheerleading in College at UCO. She earned her B.A. in mass communications, professional media, from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017. After graduation she backpacked Europe solo for 3 months. During Covid she took advantage of working from home and completed her M.A. in English and Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry with Southern New Hampshire University in 2021.
Ms. Balli taught Composition 1 and 2 to Jenks High School seniors as an adjunct instructor through Tulsa Community College in 2021/ 2022 while also being a teacher assistant for a Kindergarten classroom at one of Jenks’ Elementary Schools. This is what sparked her passion for working with children. She joined TCA this spring and is ecstatic for the opportunity to learn and grow with her students and their families. For fun, Ms. Balli loves reading, writing, going to the gym, and traveling. She’s been to 16 states, 13 countries, and 3 continents so far, she has a passion for being fully immersed in other cultures.
Favorite Classical Text: Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World