Michele Clancy, a TYPro Engaging Young Minds
Michele Clancy is one of two art teachers at Tulsa’s Nathan Hale High School helping to shape young minds. The other art teacher at Hale is Patrick Ryan. While working in graduate admissions at -Tulsa, Clancy chose to change directions and get her certification to teach. She has always had a passion for art and wanted to apply that passion in her career. She realized her desire and once certified, she went right to work. She adds, “I walked into my classroom for the first time the day before school started in 2007.”
Tulsa Tech Provides a Stepping Stone to College
Many high school students and parents believe that a student must either choose to attend classes at a career tech school or attend classes that will help prepare them for college. However, like so many other successful Tulsa Tech students, when Sarah Myers begins graduate school at Vanderbilt University this fall, she’ll demonstrate once again that this belief is just not true.
TCC Honors Montie Box
VISION DINNER: The Tulsa Community College Foundation is celebrating its 10th year of recognizing individuals who have contributed to the pursuit of excellence in education through the Vision in Education Leadership Award. This year will recognize civic leader Montie R. Box Thursday, September 24 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel.
OSU-Tulsa Researcher Developing Technology to Generate Power from Waste Heat
With America focused on energy alternatives and green living, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa researcher Dr. Daryoosh Vashaee is developing nanotechnology that can convert waste heat to energy. His process to produce a clean, alternative energy source could significantly reduce the use of fossil fuels and help move the United States toward energy independence.
Kent Inouye Is Owasso Tulsa Tech Director
Kent Inouye has recently been named Tulsa Technology Center’s Owasso Complex Director. He brings a total of 25 years of educational experience to the position.
OSSAA Moves Forward on Membership Issues
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association has created a 17-member committee to solve the problem of non-public school membership in the association. The problem stems from concerns by a contingent of OSSAA members who argue that the non-public schools have competitive advantages over public schools.
Continuous Learning Teachers Return to Class
Teachers and support staff in Continuous Learning Schools are returning back to the ‘ole drawing board this Friday, July 31, to prepare for the resumption of classes. Students attending schools return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 5, while the rest of the district resumes Aug. 20. are designed to keep a child’s level of learning active without the lull of an extended summer break. The district’s five schools—Chouteau, Eugene Field, Kendall-Whittier, Mark Twain and Marshall—are all located in predominantly lower-income parts of the city.
Customized Training Wins State Honors
In addition to many exciting high school classes, full-time and part-time adult classes, Tulsa Technology Center offers excellent customized training for business and industry. By providing the resources and training which companies need to compete cost-effectively, Tulsa Tech’s Business and Industry Services have had a significant economic impact and formed lasting relationships with many Tulsa area companies.
Crosstown Teachers Learning
Crosstown Learning Center, a non-profit early care and learning program, has partnered with Bacone College, the Sarkeys Foundation, and the Cuesta Foundation to equip their staff with college degrees. Seven teachers are currently enrolled in this program.
Student Given a Second Chance
At one time or another each one of us has probably wished that we could’ve had a second chance; a chance to make a different choice, a different decision, or choose a different path.
Brian Grimm: Top Teacher
Five years ago, Brian Grimm turned in his keys and walked out of Will Rogers High School. After previously teaching Advanced Placement English courses in a mainly affluent school in Texas, Grimm was frustrated and felt that he was not reaching his students in his first year at Rogers. As fate would have it, though, he soon realized that his house key was on that key ring that he laid on the school secretary’s desk. Today, he is not only reaching his students, but he cannot imagine teaching anywhere else.
NSU Cherokee Exhibit Dedicated
The Cherokee Female Seminary Exhibit was recently unveiled at Northeastern State University. Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Chad Smith, Northeastern State University President Dr. Betz and Tahlequah Mayor Ken Purdy formally dedicated the Cherokee Female Seminary Exhibit on Friday, May 29, 2009. The exhibit is expected to bring a lot of visitors to learn about the Cherokee Nation’s History.
Oklahoma Awarded Grants
Education programs in seven states – Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Dakota – have been selected to receive nearly $3.8 million to provide training programs to recruit and graduate new American Indian teachers and school administrators, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.
TPS JROTC Cadets Storm HelmZar Challenge Course
Tulsa Public Schools JROTC students are spending this week at summer camp at Camp Gruber. One day of their activities includes taking on ’ world-class challenge course at HelmZar. Approximately 180 cadets each day will participate in team- and character-building exercises.
Ambassador Benefits Street School
The historic Hotel Ambassador, managed by The Coury Collection, a Tulsa-based hospitality development and management unit, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a private fundraiser benefiting Street School, a tuition-free Tulsa alternative school and therapeutic counseling program.
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