Greater Tulsa Reporter
Looking at Jenniffer Callaway’s 22 years in education, one word accurately and succinctly describes it: growth.
Her eagerness and drive to always achieve and improve her horizons, no doubt, played a major role in her being named Jenks Public Schools’ 2015 District Teacher of the Year.Read More
Rocky Novak, managing director, and Jeff Kling, chief creative officer, of the nationally-recognized Fallon Advertising Agency in Minneapolis will be the featured speakers at the annual spring event sponsored by The Ad Program at The University of Tulsa.Read More
Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recognizes students who have chosen to study specific programs that are based on the student’s interests and abilities, rather than on traditional gender roles, with the aptly named Breaking Traditions award. Nominees for the award contribute by creating more awareness and support for all non-traditional students and programs.Read More
Six seniors from Union High School have been named 2015 National Merit Finalists:
Megan Harju, daughter of Alan and Dianne Harju of Tulsa is a Union lifer with plans to major in electrical or environmental engineering. “I’m interested in alternative energy, solar and wind energy, and how electricity is used,” she says.
Owasso residents are showing through their support of the Owasso Education Foundation (OEF) how they feel about their city’s public education system.Read More
The American Electric Power Foundation will partner with Tulsa Community College (TCC) and the TCC Foundation to provide $3 million over five years to launch the Credits Count program, benefiting high school and middle school students in Tulsa Public Schools (TPS). The announcement of the program, which focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) was made Feb. 9 during a special ceremony at Tulsa’s Will Rogers College High School that was attended by local and state officials, including Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.Read More
Tulsa Public Schools will host eight more public forums to discuss the 2015 bond initiative, in advance of a public vote to take place on Tuesday, March 3. The first forum was held on Feb. 10 ay Edison Preparatory School.Read More
Every year, Bixby Public Schools recognizes eight teachers within its district, one from each school site, later naming its District Teacher of the Year, with that teacher going on to compete against other Oklahoma teachers for the title of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Although, the job of singling out such a small number of teachers can prove challenging, says Rowland Vernon, director of secondary curriculum. “We’re very lucky to have such a wonderful group of teachers.”Read More
The Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) board voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Deborah A. Gist*, Ed.D. as candidate to become the next superintendent and the first woman to lead Tulsa Public Schools. The board’s decision was announced at a special meeting Monday evening following an extensive four-month search process. *[Note: Gist is pronounced with a hard “G,” like “garden” and rhymes with mist.]Read More
Third-year medical student Heather Hensley has been selected as the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2014 Student Doctor of the Year. The award honors her outstanding leadership, community service and dedication to the osteopathic profession.Read More
January was School Board Recognition Month, giving local schools and communities an opportunity to honor the more than 2,700 elected school board members for their untiring dedication to children and schools. Tulsa Tech faculty and staff celebrated and recognized Board of Education members during their monthly board meeting on Jan. 26.Read More
On Feb. 10, residents in the Union school district will vote on a proposed $27 million bond issue.
A 60 percent supermajority is needed to pass. Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels.Read More
From its beginnings in 1992 as solely a preschool and kindergarten, Rejoice Christian Schools, now with students from three years old to 18, has seen more than a few changes.Read More
After Joshua Krumm finished high school, his plan was simple: attend college, study education and become a teacher. However, the plan began to change once he found himself inside an ambulance.Read More
Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences will honor four individuals who have had a major impact through service to others. The efforts of 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa have helped improve the lives of citizens in the community, throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.Read More