Mr. Percefull was elected to the Board of Education in February 2003. His term will expire February 2015.
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.
Mr. Collins was appointed to his post in July 2012. His term will expire February 2013.
Mr. Collins was appointed by the Board of Education in July 2012 to fill a vacancy. His term will expire in February 2013.
Mr. Collins graduated from Booker T. Washington High School (Class of 1959). After graduating from Tulsa Junior College, he entered the U.S. Army where he was selected to attend the Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Army Base located in El Paso, Texas. He graduated there in 1989 and served a combined 27 years on active and reserve duty for the U.S. Army, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major.
Mr. Collins was elected as the first African-American county commissioner for Tulsa in 1998, where he initiated the passing of "4 to Fix the County" and "Vision 2025" projects. He is a lifetime member of the historic 103 year old Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he has served as a trustee for more than 30 years and a deacon for three years. Mr. Collins has served as Morton Health Center Chairman of the Board, served on the Board of American State Bank and served as a member of Neighbor for Neighbor. He is currently President of the Business Industrial Development Corporation and a 33rd Degree Mason.
Mr. Collins and his wife Joan have two sons, Wilbert Collins Jr. and Douglas Collins Sr.
Schools in Mr. Collins' election district are 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.
Dr. Turner-Addison was elected to her post in April 2005. Her term will expire February 2013.
Dr. Turner-Addison is married to Dennis Addison and has two daughters and one granddaughter and grandson.
Dr. Turner-Addison earned an Associate Degree at Oklahoma Junior College; has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Urban Education from Langston University. She earned a Doctoral degree at Oklahoma State University. She was formerly employed at OSU-Tulsa as the Community Relations Manager and is currently working at the City of Tulsa as the Director of Human Rights. She also owns and operates Business & Bookkeeping Services, Inc.
Dr. Turner-Addison is a Leadership Tulsa graduate. She has served as Board Chair for Rotary Club of North Tulsa and is the Public Relations Chair for the Martin Luther King Commemorative Society and Chair of the North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative. She has extensive experience and involvement working with community organizations and Tulsa school children at McLain High School for Science and Technology, Sam Houston, Academy Central, Roosevelt Elementary and Madison Middle schools. In addition, she is involved and/or volunteers with CARA, YMCA, Modern Woodsmen of America, Salvation Army North Mabee Center, Urban League, Tulsa Talks, Junior Achievement and Going to the Arts for Tulsa Kids.
Schools in Dr. Turner-Addison’s election district include ECDC Bunche; Academy Central, Anderson, Celia Clinton, Gilcrease, Hamilton, Hawthorne, Jackson, Penn and Whitman elementary schools; Dual Language Program; Monroe Demonstration School; McLain Junior High/7th Grade Academy; Central and McLain high schools.
Mrs. Gray-Elliott was appointed to the Board of Education in the spring of 1996. She ran unopposed February 1998, 2002 and 2006. In 2010, she lost the election by a very small margin. After 18 months, the board seat was vacated by resignation and Mrs. Gray-Elliott was reappointed by a unanimous vote of the board in September of 2012.
Mrs. Gray-Elliott has lived in East Tulsa for 30 years. During that time she has been deeply involved in her community including serving on the Riverside Task Force, Citizens for Tulsa, Home Ownership Tulsa, TMAPC (Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission), the Mayor’s Substandard Housing Task Force, East Tulsa Prevention Coalition and more. She has been a realtor for Keller Williams Realty for 31 years. Her past and present leadership roles in all venues of her life are numerous.
Mrs. Gray-Elliott’s 35-year marriage to Richard Gray ended in July of 2009 when he died after a long illness. She has four children and 10 grandchildren. All but one of her children attended Tulsa Public Schools and graduated from East Central High School. In June of 2013, she married David Elliott, a teacher for Catoosa Schools.
Mrs. Gray-Elliott currently serves on the Charter School Committee, the Communications Committee, the Surplus Property Committee; and chairs the Facilities Committee.
Schools in Mrs. Gray-Elliott’s election district include: Columbus, Cooper, Disney, Kerr, Lindbergh, Lewis and Clark, Peary, East Central Jr. High and East Central High School.
Leigh B. Goodson is Vice President for Research and Institutional Advancement and School Head/Associate Professor, Health Care Administration for OSU Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. As vice president for research, Leigh oversees the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Leigh works closely with the OSU administration regarding state government relations and makes frequent trips to Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C. to foster relationships with state and national legislators. As an active member of the community Leigh serves on the YMCA of Greater Tulsa Metro Board of Directors, YMCA Camp Takatoka Advisory Board, the Center for Legislative Excellence and is also a parent volunteer for Tulsa Public Schools. Leigh is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma (Class of 2010) and Leadership Tulsa, and has a Ph.D. in Educational Research and a B.A. in Political Science from OSU Stillwater, OK and an M.S. in Organizational Communication from Fort Hays University, Fort Hays, Kansas. Leigh is a native of Tulsa, OK. She is married to Mark Goodson and they have two children, Luke and Shea.
Schools in Mrs. Goodson’s election district include Eisenhower International, 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 2016.
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; and Hale High School.
Lois Jacobs completed her B.S. Pharm D.D.S. at the University of Iowa. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. She completed her Pharm D at Oklahoma University. She was Director of Dental Anesthesiology holding joint appointments in the colleges of Dentistry and Medicine at Oral Roberts University.
Dr. Jacobs has lectured at numerous professional seminars and prepared and written test questions for national boards. She has taught numerous clinical courses approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry.
Schools in Dr. Jacob’s election district include Carnegie, Grimes, Grissom, Patrick Henry, Key, Marshall and McClure elementary schools; Thoreau Demonstration Academy; and Memorial High School.