Duncan’s Sasha Giles – Mom of the Month Presented by Bank of Commerce

A mother of three, Sasha Giles has been a mainstay at Duncan High School for several years. Her kids have played multiple sports including one who is now attending school at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

“Cameron graduated from Duncan High School this past May and attends Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Alexis is a sophomore at Duncan this year and plays volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Preston is a seventh grader at Duncan Middle School and plays football, basketball and baseball,” said Giles. 

That means a lot of her time is spent going to and from games and practice and helping with other needs for the teams. 

“I do volunteer my time for all of their teams and truly enjoy every part of it. I am active in all of their booster clubs and happy to help in any way that is needed. I enjoy organizing and participating in their team fundraisers, working concession or planning and making snack bags and meals before and after games,” said Giles.

Volunteering is something she is passionate about. Anyone around the program will tell you she’s one of the go-to volunteers at school. 

“I have always enjoyed volunteering my time at my children’s schools and love to help out the sport booster clubs as well, but I especially enjoy not just helping my own kids but every single athlete on their team,” said Giles. “It is a joy to be able to help spread some cheer to these kids through a simple, thoughtful spirit sack or surprising them with a special event via fundraising efforts. I love the energy of middle school and high school athletes, they are such good youth role models in our community! I truly believe there are so many amazing life lessons you learn from team sports, especially the importance of teamwork. These life lessons will benefit these athletes well beyond high school graduation.” 

Giles and her husband moved to Duncan 19 years ago and started a family. Today, Duncan is home and they can’t imagine living anywhere else. 

“We think Duncan is the perfect place to raise children. We appreciate the variety of sports and activities it offers young people from elementary to high school. There is truly something for everyone. We also love the village of families, teachers and coaches we have met along the way; it has made raising our children in Duncan even more special,” said Giles. 

A graduate of Stillwater High School, Giles went on to graduate from OU with a Bachelors and a Masters in nursing.  “Duncan became home for me in 2000 when my husband started his Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine practice here,” said Giles. 

Every school depends on people like Giles and others to help out the program. But she admits, it takes more than just one person. 

“I cannot even begin to list all of the people that help out with these teams…several parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators and coaches,” said Giles.