**This post has been updated to reflect our current board members (10-16-18)
As I travel the state and meet with school leaders, I am often asked a variation of the question “who funds you and why do they do it?” I am always happy to answer this question and would like to take a moment to share my answer on our blog. As you can see on our website here, the OPSRC receives financial support from the following organizations:
These four foundations provided the funding to start the organization, and they each nominate a representative on the OPSRC’s board. These board members can be found our website here, but I’ll list them out in the blog as well:
Robert J. Ross Chair
President and CEO | Inasmuch Foundation and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Senior Program Officer | George Kaiser Family Foundation
Executive Director | Arkansas Public School Resource Center
School Leader | KIPP Reach College Prep
Executive Director | Oklahoma Youth Expo
State Director for USDA Rural Development in Oklahoma | United States Department of Agriculture
Adrian Beverage Treasurer
Government Relations Director, Chief Lobbyist | Oklahoma Bankers Association
President | Digimedia
It never ceases to amaze me when I attend professional educational conferences or professional development sessions how the attire of some teachers and even administrators can be questionable at best. Yet everyone from the Oklahoma state superintendent down is working desperately to elevate the teaching profession’s credibility.
I know June can be crazy as you close out your year, but I hope you’ve found time here and there to relax and get some rest. We’ve got some great things happening here at the OPSRC, and we’re looking forward to working with you this next school year.
“Digital Native.” This is a common term for the generation of students in your classrooms today and next fall.
Oh, the hot days of summer! As educators, this is the calm before the August storm, and for parents this is the time when boredom begins to set in. I recently read two articles that rejuvenated two “old-fashion” ideas/activities: coloring and reading to our children (no matter what the age).