We are so proud of JRCoE Special Education alum Shawn Sheehan who was selected as the 2016 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year. Following his retirement from ODCTE, the governor appointed him director of the Oklahoma Division of Economic Improvement. He subsequently was appointed secretary of commerce when his agency merged into the Division of Commerce. Tuttle’s service to education contains consultations for Sweden, Thailand, the Soviet Union and China. He was one of the very first three inductees into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame and received the Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award in 1992. The exact same statute also established the State Division of Vocational-Technical Education as an independent executive agency.
In his very first act as state director (and 5 years just before any federal law required it), he ordered that salaries be equalized at all levels without having regard to gender. By a legislative act produced successful on July 1, 1968, governance of vocational education transferred from the State Board of Education to the newly established State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.
The initial Capabilities Centers provided vocational training classes to inmates under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Corrections. In the course of this time, he was a vocational agriculture teacher, district supervisor, state supervisor, state adviser of the Future Farmers of America and state director. He started his profession in vocational education in 1923 as a vocational agriculture instructor in El Reno. The state also averaged three,000 annual teacher retirements in every of the previous five years.
In 1961, he was appointed to President John F. Kennedy’s Panel of Consultants on Vocational Education to overview and evaluate vocational education. That operate led to the Vocational Education Act of 1963, which significantly increased appropriations. Some topics are original believed, some inspired by the world about us and some are articles and reports generated by others that have application to profession and technologies education in Oklahoma and throughout. He will serve the State Board of Career and Technologies Education for a six year term.
The building’s college on the very first floor, F.D. Moon Academy, is now 1 of Oklahoma City’s most troubled elementary schools. It is the highest reaching middle school in the Oklahoma City Public School District, such as these which can, critics say, cherry-pick” students. In the most recently reported year, 2009-2010, KIPP students reached one hundred percent proficiency in reading and math, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Oklahoma City Superintendent Karl Springer says he is implementing rigorous applications downstairs at Moon.