Mr. Percefull was elected to the Board of Education in February 2003. His term will expire February 2019.
Mr. Percefull is president of a Tulsa public relations firm, The Scissortail Group Ltd. The company, based in a renovated house along Historic Route 66 in southwest Tulsa, specializes in events, media relations and government affairs. Mr. Percefull previously was employed at the Tulsa World. He is a graduate of Tulsa Memorial High School (Class of 1972) and the University of Oklahoma where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Mr. Percefull and his wife, Linda Jordan, reside in the Riverview Neighborhood near downtown. They both are active volunteers with several community organizations and initiatives. He serves on the boards of the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa and the Southwest Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, and the steering committees of the East Tulsa Prevention Coalition and Tulsa Volunteer Center. He is past president of the Riverview Neighborhood Association.
The Scissortail Group is a Partners in Education/Adopt-A-School partner with Park Elementary School and Mr. Percefull mentors students through the Going-to-Bat for Tulsa Kids program.
Schools in Mr. Percefull's election district include ECDC Porter; Chouteau, Emerson, Eugene Field, Lee, Park, Remington, Robertson and Mark Twain elementary schools; Clinton Middle School; and Webster High School.
Ms. Shelton was elected to the Board of Education in February 2017. Her term will expire in February 2021.
Ms. Shelton has dedicated her career to working in public education and serving as a community advocate and volunteer. Ms. Shelton taught fifth grade at Anderson, Cooper, and Celia Clinton elementary schools and completed an internship with the district's Teaching and Learning office. When Reading Partners came to Tulsa, Ms. Shelton directed the program at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, including designing and implementing a summer school program for third grade students who were at risk of being retained. She continued volunteering with Reading Partners while working as a graduate teaching assistant in the education department at the University of Tulsa.
Ms. Shelton holds an Oklahoma educator's certification, a B.A. in International Studies from Cedarville University in Ohio, an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of Tulsa, and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the Kendall-Whittier Resident Council, Tulsa Young Professionals and the Women's Leadership Council.
Ms. Shelton and her husband David have one daughter, Sadie.
Schools in Ms. Shelton's election district include Burroughs, Kendall-Whittier, McKinley, Mitchell, Owen, Sequoyah, and Springdale elementary schools; Carver Middle School; Will Rogers College High and Junior High and Booker T. Washington High School.
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Ms. Jennettie Marshall was elected to her post in April 2017. Her term will expire in February 2021.
Schools in Ms. Marshall’s election district include ECDC Bunche; Academy Central, Anderson, Celia Clinton, Gilcrease, Hamilton, Hawthorne, Jackson, Penn and Whitman elementary schools; Dual Language Program; Central Junior High, Monroe Demonstration School; McLain Junior High/7th Grade Academy; Central and McLain high schools.
As a fourth-generation East Tulsa resident, Ms. Keller attended Disney Elementary School, Foster Middle School (currently East Central Junior High School) and graduated from East Central High School. Ms. Keller graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in history and received her teaching certification from Northeastern State University. Ms. Keller is currently working on her master’s degree in history at TU. Ms. Keller began teaching at Owasso Ram Academy in 2006 as a history teacher. She was selected as Teacher of the Year at the Ram Academy in 2011. Ms. Keller is an active member of the Oklahoma Education Association.
Schools in Ms. Keller's election district include: Columbus, Cooper, Disney, ECDC Reed, Kerr, Lindbergh, Lewis and Clark, Peary, Skelly, East Central Jr. High and East Central High School.
Dr. Cindy Gustafson Decker was appointed by the Board of Education in May 2015 to fill a vacancy. Her term will expire in February 2020.
Dr. Decker has been an education researcher since 2002. She is passionate about ensuring all children have a quality education. She works as Director of Research and Accountability at CAP Tulsa while also consulting for various groups including the U.S. Department of Education and Howard County Public School System in Maryland. She is Chair of the Board of Moto, Inc., a family-owned business based in Illinois. Formerly, she was a Senior Economist working with the education team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Dr. Decker attended Patrick Henry, Edison Junior High, and graduated from Edison High School. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Emory University in Atlanta and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 44.
Dr. Decker and her husband Jason have two children, Fairlyn and Morgan.
Schools in Dr. Decker's election district include Eliot, Lanier and Wright elementary schools; Mayo Demonstration School; and Edison Preparatory School.
Ms. Fate was first elected to her post in April 1996. She served as president of the Board of Education from February 1999 through February 2002. Her term will expire February 2020.
Ms. Fate is a life-long Oklahoman, graduating from high school in Miami, Oklahoma, and attending Oklahoma University. She married Martin Fate, Jr. in 1954 and was widowed in 1995. Ms. Fate’s three children, Gary Fate, Steven Fate and Mary Ann Davis, graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School.
Ms. Fate is a charter member of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a founding member of the Bethany Community pre-school where she taught for ten years.
An involved community volunteer, Ms. Fate is on the Board of Trustees for the National Conference for Community and Justice and currently serves as a Docent for the Philbrook Museum of Art. She served as the president of that organization during 1993 and 1994. Ms. Fate is now a trustee of the Philbrook Museum Board, is the past president and a member of the Board of Arts and Humanities Council, is the president of OU College of Education Board of Advocates, is an advisory board member for the Center for Counseling and also for the Tulsa Arboretum and serves on the Phillips Theological Seminary board.
Schools in Ms. Fate’s election district include Bell, Hoover, Jones, MacArthur, Salk elementary schools; Zarrow International School; Hale and Memorial junior high schools; Street School and Hale High School.
Ms. Suzanne Schreiber was elected to her post in February 2014. Her term will expire February 2018. She has lived in Tulsa for over 20 years. Her passion for public education is fueled by the belief that every child can learn and our community is stronger when all children have access to a quality education. Ms. Schreiber and her husband, Tony Rittenberry, have four children, ranging from ages two to ten. Their school-age children are students at Tulsa Public Schools.
Suzanne has always been active in civic life, participating in everything from student government, leadership organizations and charitable boards to middle school mentor and homeroom mother at Grimes Elementary. She is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and the University of Tulsa Law School. She now works for the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) on a variety of community improvement projects. Prior to her position at TCF, Suzanne practiced law in the private sector and served as a federal law clerk at both the district and appellate levels.
Schools in Ms. Schreiber’s election district include Carnegie, Eisenhower International, Grimes, Grissom, Patrick Henry, Key, Marshall and McClure elementary schools; Thoreau Demonstration Academy; and Memorial High School.