Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fallin's Recent Education Appointments

Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools

Jeremy Gibson of Tulsa is the chief executive officer and president of Spartan College. He previously served as president of Nashville Auto/Diesel College in Tennessee. Gibson received his master’s degree in business at the Xavier Business College in Sydney, Australia. He is replacing Andrew Moore and represents an executive or managerial position in private vocational schools.

State Textbook Committee

The Flag of the Governor of Oklahoma
Sherry Campbell of Nowata is a teacher at Nowata Public School, where she has taught for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Oklahoma Council for Social Studies and the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education. Campbell received a bachelor’s degree from Bartlesville Wesleyan College. Campbell is replacing Nancy Hindenburg, is certified in social studies and will represent the Second Congressional District.

Patti Harrold of Edmond is a history teacher and department chair for Edmond Public Schools. She is a member of the Professional Oklahoma Educators, National Social Studies Supervisors Association and was a founder and past president of the National Council for History Education.  Harrold received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University and a master’s degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She is replacing Vicki Vaughan, is certified in social studies and will represent the Fifth Congressional District.

Oklahoma Educational Television Authority

Jerry Nye of Weatherford is a retired professor from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he taught English, speech, journalism and language arts.  He is an honorary lifelong member of the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English. Nye is a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Easter Central University, a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and a doctorate degree from the University of Northern Colorado.  Nye is replacing Mary Ferguson and will represent the third Congressional District.

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