ELEVATE: #OklaEd Unites Educators on Twitter

#oklaedDuring the last week of the school year, while the rest of the school may have been counting down the days until summer vacation, Kimberly Blodgett posted in her classroom: “Five days until I miss you.”

Hofmeister fills three leadership posts at OSDE


OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 27, 2015) -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced the fulfillment of two leadership positions today, the same day the Oklahoma State Board of Education approved the hiring of a new board attorney.

David L. Kinney was named general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), and Phil Bacharach advanced to chief of communications and public affairs for the OSDE. Brad Clark was named general counsel to the State Board of Education.

ELEVATE: Piedmont students feel at home with Freshman Camp

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 27, 2015) – The transition from middle school to high school can be a scary one for students, but Piedmont High School has developed a camp that keeps nerves at bay and makes incoming freshman feel right at home on the first day of school.

Norman teacher Shawn Sheehan named 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year


OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 25, 2015) — Norman High School teacher Shawn Sheehan is the 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the announcement during a ceremony at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. 

OKTOY Blog: The Power of the Teacher's Voice

It is hard to believe that in less than a week we will announce the 62nd Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. As my TOY year is winding down, I have been getting a lot of questions about the experience and how I changed throughout it. It may take some time for me to download and process all that this year contained before I can fully answer those questions, but a few things are clear. Perhaps more than anything else, I have seen the power of the teacher’s voice.

Hofmeister announces opportunity for all state 11th graders to take ACT

Pilot program could mean participation for an additional 22,000 students

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 19, 2015) - Flanked by representatives of K-12 education, higher education, CareerTech, and business and industry at a news conference, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced a pilot program giving Oklahoma’s 11th-grade students this school year an opportunity to take the ACT exam.

ELEVATE: Booking it

Summer winds down for a Union school’s bookmobile.

Mobile book van with parents and kidsIt’s been over a year since Ellen DeGeneres surprised McAuliffe Elementary with a brand new bookmobile. Now, as the new vehicle ends its second summer in operation, the school’s summer book program is firing on all cylinders.

ELEVATE: #EdCamp: Revolutionizing Professional Development

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 12, 2015)- During EngageOK, the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE’s) summer conference, hundreds of educators from across the state came together to experience one of the nation’s largest EdCamps.

Supt. Hofmeister Congratulates Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

hall of fameOKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 7, 2015) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister said today she is honored to recognize four Oklahomans who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame (OEHF)


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