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2019 Teacher of the Year announced

May 09, 2019

The Foundation recognized Christina Kirk as OKCPS Teacher of the Year at the 2019 Stars of Education event.


OKC Public School District support staff deserves recognition

May 05, 2019

There are stars of education throughout Oklahoma City Public Schools, but a group that oftentimes stays under the radar is members of the district’s support staff.


OKC Teacher of the Year candidates featured

April 21, 2019

This time of year marks a time when Oklahoma City Public Schools recognizes all teachers.


Perfect attendance has its benefits — like a new car

April 05, 2019

There are more good ideas in the world than anyone has time to implement, but the joint effort between The Foundation for OKCPS, OKCPS and community partners to promote perfect attendance in our high schools has been a new idea worth the effort.


March Madness makeover promotes dreaming big at OKC school

March 24, 2019

March Madness comes and goes each year, but one Oklahoma City Public School recently received a gift that will last well into the future.


OKC school district's past problems must be left behind

March 10, 2019

As Oklahoma City Public Schools embarks on the recently passed Pathway to Greatness plan, it is worthwhile to reflect for a moment on what got us — the collective us, as a community— to this point.


Mélon Joins National School Foundation Association Board of Directors

February 25, 2019

Mary Mélon, president and CEO of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, has taken on new leadership roles in a national organization.

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  • I Want to Teach at OKCPS
  • What We Need
  • Volunteers Make a Difference in OKCPS
  • When Basic Needs Aren't Met, it's Difficult for Kids to Learn
  • The Need for Bilingual Teachers
  • OKCPS Teachers Take Care of their Students
  • 2019 OKCPS Teacher of the Year - Christina Kirk
  • Foundation Lifetime Service Award - Cliff Hudson
  • Christina Kirk | Rogers Middle School | Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • Katie Alsup | Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School | Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • Julio Fajardo | Capitol Hill Elementary School | Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • Monica Green-Griffin | Hillcrest Elementary | Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • Amanda Girdler | Kaiser Elementary | Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • Debra Cox | Buchanan Elementary | Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • Tara Bassett | Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School | Teacher of the Year Finalist