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Street School CEO Appointed By Gov. Fallin for Youth Program



Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Dr. Lori McGinnis-Madland to serve as a Commissioner for the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth (OCCY).  McGinnis-Madland will serve for a minimum of two years and work with 18 other commissioners who will work to develop and improve services to the children and youth of Oklahoma.

McGinnis-Madland serves as the president and chief executive officer of Street School in Tulsa, a position she has held since 2003. Prior to Street School she was a field coordinator for the Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center and began alternative education programs for Sand Springs Public Schools. Early in her career, she was a special education teacher at Sand Springs Public Schools.

“Lori understands at-risk youth and the challenges they often face in urban areas,” says Lisa Smith, director of OCCY. “She realizes that agencies working together only improve the services our state can provide when children need a voice. As a commissioner, Lori will help consider proposals, approve budgets, hear staff reports and submit recommendations to the Governor, Legislature and Supreme Court in her role as a commissioner.”

McGinnis-Madland has a doctorate in educational administration from Oklahoma State University.

 “It is an honor to serve the people of Oklahoma, and I appreciate the governor’s confidence in my abilities to perform the duties as Commissioner with the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth,” McGinnis-Madland says.
 
About the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth
The mission of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth is to improve services to children by facilitating joint planning and coordination among public and private agencies; independent monitoring of the children and youth service system for compliance with established responsibilities; training of professionals and entering into agreements to test models and demonstration programs for effective services.

Updated 10-04-2017

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