The vocation of every man and woman is to serve humanity. -Leo Tolstoy

Oklahoma A+ Schools

In nonprofits on August 16, 2011 at 8:47 am

For almost a year I have been a faculty member with Oklahoma A+ Schools. It has truly been one of the best experiences of my life. OK A+ is a nonprofit organization based at the University of Central Oklahoma with a vision to foster:

Education that expands the imagination and stimulates creative living, so that
individuals are increasingly self-aware, self-motivated, and able to be successful along the continuum of lifelong learning.

To do this OK A+ trains a group of educators called fellows to facilitate institutes for k-12 teachers and administrators across the state of Oklahoma and, starting this year, in Arkansas. A+ fellows are the finest group of teachers I have ever been around. With the constant talk of failing schools it is refreshing to know that there is such a large group of people in Oklahoma who are fighting the good fight for excellence.

I was fortunate to travel with a team to Helena, Arkansas this summer to work with the fantastic faculty and administration of KIPP Delta. It was inspiring to see two groups of exceptional educators come together with the common goal of seeing students thrive in school and life.

Every school and student could benefit from the A+ Eight Essentials. Jean Hendrickson and Rosalynn Wade are always excited to speak with schools interested in joining the A+ network.


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