BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
7/12/11 at 1:33 AM
TPS superintendent slates 'fireside chat' Thursday
The Tulsa Council of PTAs is hosting a "fireside chat" Thursday with Superintendent Keith Ballard.
The event, which is set for 6 p.m. at Skelly Elementary School, 2940 S. 90th East Ave., is open to all Tulsa Public Schools parents.
For more information, call Karen Gilbert at 691-1901.
- ANDREA EGER, World Staff Writer
Skiatook principal in D.C. to receive state honor
SKIATOOK - Skiatook High School Principal Donna Brogan is in Washington, D.C., this week as a recipient of a state administrator award.
Brogan, in her eighth year at the school, was named the 2010-11 Oklahoma Secondary Principal of the Year by the Cooperative Council for School Administration.
Brogan will tour the city's attractions and attend a black-tie national awards ceremony Thursday, she said.
"It's probably the greatest honor I've ever had in my whole life," Brogan said Tuesday by telephone. "I feel like my staff and my students at school are the ones who really deserve the award, not me."
Brogan previously was an assistant principal in Broken Arrow and Catoosa.
Brogan was suspended with pay Sept. 13 amid allegations that she abused Skiatook district policies on counselors' sick pay and the handling of activity-fund cash, records state.
The school reinstated her Sept. 20.
The same week, school board President Tim Allen announced that the school had identified deficiencies in the district's use and regulation of activity accounts and sick-leave policies and practices.
- RHETT MORGAN, World staff writer
Event to explain how kids benefit from outdoor play
Child development experts will explain how to get the most out of playtime and the outdoors for the growth of children as a focus of the Seed Sower lecture series sponsored by the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.
The session, "Take Those Kids Outside and Play," is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Perkins Auditorium at OU-Tulsa, at 41st Street and Yale Avenue.
Diane Horm and Deborah Norris of OU-Tulsa's Early Childhood Education Institute will give information collected across Oklahoma about the time and activities children get outside.
Artist Rusty Keeler has designed natural playscapes for children and will share examples of creative play spaces and learning opportunities in the outdoors.
The event is free, but registration is required. To do so, call 660-3317. For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/outulsa
- GINNIE GRAHAM, World staff writer
OSU grads ranked in top among job recruiters
Oklahoma State University has been selected as one of the top 45 schools whose graduates rank highest with recruiters by the Wall Street Journal.
OSU is the only school in Oklahoma to make the list, which was compiled by surveying more than 470 recruiters from various industries, according to a news release.
Four other Big 12 schools are also on the list: Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Iowa State and the University of Texas. Pennsylvania State University topped the list this year.
Pam Ehlers, director of OSU Career Services, said being on the list means OSU students will continue to have employment opportunities after graduation.
Career services hosts events every year with recruiters, and employers can access free online services for resume referrals, job postings or to see interview schedules.
- SARA PLUMMER, World staff writer