Three Tulsa-area educators honored
BY ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Friday, February 22, 2013
Three Tulsa-area educators are among the winners of the prestigious 2013 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Medals for Excellence, which were announced Friday.
John Waldron of Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School and Jill Edwards Steeley of Coweta’s Central Elementary School won for secondary and elementary school teaching, respectively, while Union Superintendent Cathy Burden is this year’s medal winner in school administration.
The foundation also announced the names of 100 top high school seniors selected as recipients of the Academic All-State Awards.
All of the awards will be presented at the foundation’s 27th annual Academic Awards Banquet on May 18 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
“By honoring these exceptional educators, we are sending a message that Oklahomans deeply value excellence in public schools and the professionals who have given so much of themselves to enrich the lives of our children,” said David Boren, University of Oklahoma president and founder and chairman of the nonprofit Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
Since its establishment in 1985, the foundation has provided more than $4 million in scholarships and cash awards to honor outstanding students and exceptional educators.
Read more in Saturday's Tulsa World.