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Bixby School Board in Tune with District

By EMILY RAMSEY

“To me, the school board is the embodiment of ‘local control,’” says Lisa Kramer, who is currently serving in her fifth year as a school board member, “where we have local parents and community members who are vested in our community trying to make the best possible decisions for our youth.”

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Jenks School Board Works Together

“Locally elected school board members represent the parents and community in the direction and oversight of the school district,” says Melissa Abdo, a Jenks graduate who joined the Jenks Public Schools Board of Education in 2013.

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Owasso School Board is Student Focused

By EMILY RAMSEY

Any school board is critical to a school district,” says Owasso Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Clark Ogilvie.

Owasso Board of Education members serve five-year terms, are elected to a seat and receive no compensation for their services.

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B.A. School Board is Student Focused

By EMILY RAMSEY

Board members are stewards of the community, says Steve Allen, a member of Broken Arrow’s School Board of Education since 2011. “The most important role of any school board member should be to make decisions that will most positively impact our students, teachers and parents of the district.”

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TPS School Board is Voice for District

By EMILY RAMSEY

“The school board is a liaison between the public and the Tulsa Public Schools administration and therefore plays an important role in delivering the voice of the community in the decisions Tulsa Public Schools makes for our kids,” says Suzanne Schreiber, who started serving on the school board in February.

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Riverfield Welcomes Dr. Jane Goodall to Campus

Riverfield Country Day School hosted Dr. Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist and conservationist, Sept. 3. Goodall spoke with students of a variety of ages about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will ultimately solve the problems it has imposed on the earth. Goodall is eager to help the students recognize their personal responsibility and ability to affect change. “Every individual matters,” she says. “Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”

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TPS Hires Police Chief

Robert Swain has been chosen as chief of the Campus Police Department, pending approval by the Board of Education.

Swain served as operations commander at the Denver school district for five years. In this position, he oversaw the operations division including patrol, school security resource specialists, dispatch, recruitment, and training of new officers and school campus security officers. As second in command behind the department’s chief, Swain was called to as act as chief multiple times to supervise more than 150 personnel in school campus security and investigations, in addition to the operations division in the 81,000-student school district.

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Gilcrease Welcomes World-Class Research Facility

By EMILY RAMSEY

On Sept. 6-7, Gilcrease Museum and the University of Tulsa welcomed more than 4,500 visitors to the grand-opening celebration of the Helmerich Center for American Research.

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TU to Honor Alumni During 2014 Homecoming

The University of Tulsa announces its schedule of events for Homecoming 2014, Oct. 15-19. For the university’s “All American Homecoming,” students, alumni and the entire TU community will enjoy five fun-filled days of celebration hosted by the Alumni Association.

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School Board Proud of Union

By EMILY RAMSEY

“A member of the Board of Education is a link between the residents of a school district and the administration,” says Stacey Roemerman, Union’s Zone 4 School Board of Education member. Although Roemerman is new to the board, only holding her seat since April, she is certainly not new to involvement with the Union School District. Roemerman has three children who attend Union, and she has served on the Jefferson Elementary PTA for three years, this year as president.

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TCC, RSU Partner for Seamless Transfers

Tulsa Community College and Rogers State University are joining together to make it easier for students to earn their associate’s degree at one institution and then transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree at the other.

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Education Trip Stops at Elvis’s Graceland

Editor’s Note: The is the second article in a series about a family’s education venture from Tulsa to Washington, D,C. and places found in between.

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TCC President Well Prepared for New Role

By EMILY RAMSEY

Dr. Leigh Goodson, Tulsa Community College’s first female president in its more than 40-year history, officially entered her new office on July 2.

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OSU-CHS Honors Professor

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Faculty Senate recently presented Dr. Nancy Van Winkle with the Faculty Distinguished Service Award.

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Jake Henry Receives Vision Leadership Award

Jake Henry Jr. has been named the Tulsa Community College Foundation 2014 Vision in Education Leadership Award recipient. He will receive the award at the TCC Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner Sept. 30 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave.

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