Board of Education
In accordance with Board Policy 1301, individuals may comment on business items or recommendations appearing under the Action or Information portions of a regular meeting agenda. In addition to the requirements of the policy, currently, community members may make comments via telephone as well as in-person. All comments will be heard during the board meeting and via live stream.
The Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education is an elected board of seven community leaders who serve as the governing body for Tulsa Public Schools. Board members serve four year terms, and this voluntary role requires a great deal of time, energy, care, and commitment to brighter futures for Tulsa children. We are deeply grateful for the tireless dedication of our board members.
The board is responsible for establishing policies under which the district operates while acting within the framework of state and federal laws, while meeting the unique needs and concerns of the communities they serve. As civic leaders, our board members face complex and demanding challenges and contribute hundreds of hours each year leading Tulsa Public Schools to Destination Excellence.
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Board members are listed by district below, along with a map of the district boundaries, information about each of their backgrounds, and a contact email address.
MS. STACEY WOOLLEY
Ms. Stacey Woolley was elected to the board in April of 2019. Her term expires in April 2023.
A mother of five and public school advocate, Ms. Woolley has a Master’s of Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as a Bachelor’s of Art in Communication from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Stacey holds a teaching certificate in the State of Oklahoma and is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a proud citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Stacey and her family have lived in Tulsa for 11 years, and though they are relatively new to town, they think of it as home. Stacey and her husband Eric share the dream that all children in Tulsa would be afforded the best public education experience possible.
Schools in Ms. Woolley's election district include Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy, Clinton West, Council Oak, Emerson Montessori, Eugene Field, and Robertson elementary schools; and Webster Middle and Webster High School.
MS. JUDITH BARBA PEREZ
Ms. Judith Barba Perez was elected to the board in February of 2021. Her term expires in February 2025.
Born and raised on Zapotlan Del Rey, Jalisco, Mexico, Judith Barba Perez emigrated to the United States in 2014, first arriving to California, and then moving to Tulsa, OK in 2015.
Board Member Barba Perez worked for the YWCA Tulsa where she discovered and experienced the diversity of the community. She then worked as a success coach and field coordinator for a research program at OSU called “Unidos Se Puede” (Together We Can).
Additionally, Ms. Barba Perez has worked as a Hispanic program coordinator for Camp Fire Green Country developing curriculum for youth, and she currently works at Growing Together as a community leadership and mobilization manager.
Ms. Judith Barba Perez holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Universidad de Guadalajara and a certification on Community Peer Educator from Tulsa Community College.
Judith and her husband Lehabim have known each other for nearly 14 years; they were married in 2011 and have a 2-year-old daughter named Leah, and they plan to open their home to become foster parents offering them a warm, safe, and loving environment.
In 2019, Ms. Barba Perez and her family moved to the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood to a Tulsa Habitat Home (now named Green Country Habitat for Humanity). They have enjoyed serving as volunteers in various organizations since they arrived to Tulsa, and she is excited to be representing the families of Board District 2.
Schools in Ms. Barba Perez’s election district include Kendall-Whittier, McKinley, Mitchell, Owen, Sequoyah, and Springdale elementary schools; Carver Middle School and Rogers College Middle School; Phoenix Rising 9-12; and Rogers College and Booker T. Washington high schools.
DR. JENNETTIE MARSHALL
Ms. Jennettie Marshall was re-elected to her post in April 2021. Her term will expire in February 2025.
Ms. Marshall has a strong history of serving people through her ministerial duties, funeral service duties, and volunteer work. Jennettie retired from the State of Oklahoma where she worked for the Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services. She also served the City of Tulsa as a police and fire chaplain and was trained in emergency disaster response and hostage negotiation. In 1994, Ms. Marshall established Reclaim Inc., a program that specializes in serving as a "vehicle of change and redirection" for families, juveniles and adults.
Jennettie holds an associates in political science, bachelor of science in corrections, masters of science in business management, associates in applied science in funeral service, attended Phillips Theological Seminary and is completing her seminary coursework through Andersonville Theological Seminary. She is the founding pastor of Living Sanctuary Evangelistic Ministries and previously served as Senior Pastor of Snowden Chapel and Macedonia Christian Methodist Episcopal churches.
Ms. Marshall is the proud mother of three children, DeAndrae Sr., LaKesha Caraway and LaToya (deceased). She is the proud grandmother of twelve grandchildren.
Schools in Ms. Marshall’s election district include Anderson, Burroughs, Celia Clinton, Felicitas Mendez International School, Greenwood Leadership Academy (Pre-K-5th), Hamilton, Hawthorne, John Hope Franklin, Project Accept (Traice Elementary), Unity Learning Academy, and Whitman elementary schools; TRAICE Middle School, Tulsa Met Junior High, Monroe Demonstration Academy; Central Middle School; Central High School; McLain High School; North Star Academy; TRAICE HS, Tulsa Met High School.
MS. E'LENA ASHLEY
Ms. Ashley was elected to her post in April 2022. Her term will expire in April 2026.
E'Lena Ashley is a veteran of the US Army veteran who served her country overseas in US Army Military Intelligence and domestically as an advocate for Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC. Ms. Ashley knows the importance of research, advocacy, and leadership in driving improved outcomes. Ms. Ashley developed her love of education and investment in next generations while serving as a paraprofessional at the Los Angeles Unified School District while she completed her bachelor's degree in behavioral science,
When the care of her aging parents brought her to Tulsa, Ms. Ashley felt a need to serve the community - and she responded by teaching adults full-time at Tulsa Job Corps and serving as a substitute teacher at Tulsa Public Schools while she completed her master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Langston University. She also served as a trainer for advocates at the "WAVE,”, a woman's outreach and advocacy program and a coordinator for the Tulsa Dream Center's youth after-school and counseling programs. Ms. Ashley's advocacy experience over the years has cemented her expertise in building partnerships with communities, executive boards, and oversight committees - all of whom she will work alongside to answer the needs of Tulsa parents, families, and schools!
Schools in Ms. Ashley's election district include: Cooper, Disney, Huerta, Kerr, Lewis and Clark, Lindbergh, Peary, Skelly, East Central Junior High and East Central High School.
MR. JOHN CROISANT
Mr. John Croisant was elected to his post in June 2020. His term will expire in April 2024.
John Croisant is the school board member for Tulsa Public Schools District 5. Born and raised in Tulsa, John attended Jenks Public Schools (K thru 12) and later received his degree in political science from the University of Tulsa. After completing his pre-law certificate and secondary education requirements, John decided to focus his career on education.
With more than a decade in the classroom, John has seen first hand the effects of under-funded schools on both the students and community. After completing his teacher certification, John moved to Louisiana and began his career in public schools in the New Orleans metro area. John and Deborah returned to Tulsa after Hurricane Katrina and John became a coach and teacher at Edison Preparatory. He taught 6th grade geography and was the head girls soccer coach for 12 years, before retiring in 2018 to open his own insurance agency. However, with the help of Allstate and UpliftEd John has remained involved with TPS with several grants to help students and teachers across the district. He is also a member of the Tulsa Rotary Club and the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
Education is the foundation which we build our community on. It is time for strong leadership that is going to put education first today, to ensure the success of Tulsa tomorrow. Tulsa’s next generation of leaders and citizens are in Tulsa Public Schools right now, so let’s make sure they have the tools and opportunities to succeed.
Schools in Mr. Croisant's election district include Eliot, Lanier, Mayo, Edison Middle School, and Edison High School.
DR. JERRY GRIFFIN
Dr. Jerry Griffin was elected to his post in June 2020. His term will expire in April 2024.
He has lived in Tulsa more than 40 years and is a proud graduate of Edison High School. Following high school graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps.
During his Marine Corps service, he was stationed many places including a stint with HMM-364 (The Purple Foxes) in the Republic of South Vietnam and Okinawa
). He received an honorable discharge and returned to Tulsa where he served as a Tulsa police officer, while attending the University of Tulsa where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Subsequent educational experiences earned him a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University, a doctoral degree in education from the University of Tulsa, and an Executive Juris Doctorate from Purdue University Global. He has written several books of which one has been translated into Japanese and Portuguese and has authored several journal articles.
One of his most exciting acts of service was serving in the United States Peace Corps for two years where he was sent to Botswana, Africa. While in Botswana he was a Senior Consultant and traveled to other countries, including Lesotho and Swaziland.
Dr. Griffin is certified in Oklahoma to teach middle level social studies. He has over 40 years of teaching experience and has taught at Texas State University – San Marcos, Wichita State University and in the virtual program at Oklahoma University.
His philosophy of education centers around learning as a life-long process, and that learning (at all ages) must be an active process and become a value of the learner. He believes learners must have the basic foundational skills taught in an environment of critical thinking before moving on to higher-order learning.
Dr. Griffin has traveled the country teaching others to take personal responsibility for their learning. His research interest include Organizational Development, Critical Thinking, and Servant-Leader Policing.
Dr. Griffin has a 14-year old daughter, and a son who graduated from East Central High School.
Schools in Dr. Griffin's election district include Bell, Hoover, MacArthur, Salk, Zarrow International, Hale Junior High, Memorial Middle School, Hale High School, and Street School.
MS. SUSAN LAMKIN
Ms. Susan Lamkin was elected to her post in April 2022. Her term will expire in April 2026.
Susan Lamkin and her husband, Derek, have lived in District 7 of Tulsa Public Schools for 19 years. She is the proud mother of four Tulsa Public Schools graduates, and she also graduated from Tulsa Public Schools! For 16 years, Ms. Lamkin has been an involved parent and Parent Teacher Association leader in District 7 schools and a steadfast advocate for Tulsa teachers and students.
Ms. Lamkin is a volunteer with Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, Boy Scouts of America, New Haven United Methodist Church and other community organizations. She is proud to be a part of her students’ education and school activities and plans to be a voice for the schools, teachers and families that she has formed relationships with through the years and will meet as a member of the Board of Education.
Schools in Ms. Lamkin’s election district include Carnegie, Eisenhower International, Grissom, Key, Marshall, McClure, and Patrick Henry elementary schools; Thoreau Demonstration Academy; and Memorial High School.
To be eligible to serve on the date of the election, a candidate for school board member must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Oklahoma and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in state law.
Board Representative: Stacey Woolley
Elementary Schools: Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy, Clinton West, Council Oak, Emerson Montessori, Eugene Field, Robertson
Middle/Junior High Schools: Webster Middle School
High Schools: Webster High School
Board Representative: Judith Barba Perez
Elementary Schools: Kendall-Whittier, McKinley, Mitchell, Owen, Sequoyah, Springdale
Middle/Junior High Schools: Carver Middle School, Rogers College Middle School
High Schools: Rogers College High School, Booker T. Washington High School
Alternative School Sites: Phoenix Rising 9-12
Board Representative: Jennettie Marshall
Elementary Schools: Anderson, Burroughs, Celia Clinton, Felicitas Mendez, Greenwood Leadership Academy (Pre-K-5th), Hamilton, Hawthorne, John Hope Franklin, Unity Learning Academy, Whitman
Middle/Junior High Schools: Central Middle School, Monroe Demonstration Academy
High Schools: Central High School, McLain High School
Alternative Education Sites: Project Accept (Traice Elementary), TRAICE Middle and High School, Tulsa MET Middle and High School, North Star Academy
Board Representative: E'Lena Ashley
Elementary Schools: Cooper, Disney, Dolores Huerta, Kerr, Lewis and Clark, Lindbergh, Peary, Skelly
Middle/Junior High Schools: East Central Jr. High
High Schools: East Central High School
Board Representative: Jerry Griffin
Elementary Schools: Bell, Hoover, MacArthur, Salk, Zarrow International
Middle/Junior High Schools: Hale Junior High, Memorial Middle School
High Schools: Hale High School
Alternative Education Sites: Street School
Board Representative: Susan Lamkin
Elementary Schools: Carnegie, Eisenhower International, Grissom, Key, Marshall, McClure, Patrick Henry
Middle/Junior High Schools: Thoreau Demonstration Academy
High Schools: Memorial High School
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The Board of Education welcomes citizens to come forward at the monthly regular board meetings and speak on subjects related to the school district. Citizens can address the board at the regular board meeting in one of two ways: comment concerning items that are on the current agenda or comment concerning issues not on the current agenda.
Speakers’ comments should be shorter than three minutes. A total time limit of 3-5 minutes will apply to each speaker during a meeting regardless of the number of business topics on which the individual requests to speak and a separate total of 3-5 minutes to speak under the Citizens’ Comments portion of the agenda.
The board welcomes input from all members of the community and will have translation services available at the board meeting for the purpose of receiving public comment, as needed. If the person providing public comment uses translation services to communicate with the board, up to five additional minutes will be provided to the speaker to ensure the use of translation services does not impair the speaker’s ability to provide their comments. Time will be counted separately if the person is providing both agenda-related comments and Citizen’s comments.
School board policies, state law, and federal law establish separate and distinct procedures and forums for the resolution of employee grievances, employee complaints, employee suspensions and terminations, complaints against individual employees, pupil suspensions and appeals, political campaigns, and litigation.
To avoid circumvention of these separate proceedings and to assure fairness to all parties concerned, no person will be allowed to speak regarding the following:
- An issue in a pending lawsuit, complaint, or investigation filed with an outside agency, wherein the district, employee(s) or the board is a party;
- A pending grievance;
- A pending employee complaint filed with the district or an outside agency;
- A complaint against individual employee(s);
- An employee disciplinary action including suspension or termination;
- A pending pupil disciplinary action including suspension or appeal that may reach the board.
The individual dignity of board members, district employees, students, and members of the public must be respected by all speakers. Board members, employees, students, nor members of the public will be subjected to verbal abuse.
An individual wishing to comment during the Citizens’ Comments portion of a meeting must submit a completed request form with all supporting documents to the Clerk of the Board. Please note the additional guidelines and forms below:
La Junta de Educación invita a los ciudadanos a presentarse en las reuniones regulares mensuales de la junta y hablar sobre temas relacionados con el distrito escolar. Los ciudadanos pueden dirigirse a la junta en la reunión regular de la junta de una de dos maneras: comentar sobre temas que están en la agenda actual o comentar sobre temas que no están en la agenda actual.
Los comentarios de los oradores deben durar menos de tres minutos. Se aplicará un límite de tiempo total de 3 a 5 minutos a cada orador durante una reunión, independientemente de la cantidad de temas sobre los que la persona solicite hablar, y un total separado de 3 a 5 minutos para hablar en la parte de comentarios de los ciudadanos de la agenda.
La junta agradece los aportes de todos los miembros de la comunidad y tendrá servicios de traducción disponibles en la reunión de la junta con el fin de recibir comentarios públicos, según sea necesario. Si la persona que proporciona comentarios públicos utiliza servicios de traducción para comunicarse con la junta, se le proporcionarán hasta cinco minutos adicionales al orador para garantizar que el uso de los servicios de traducción no perjudique la capacidad del orador para proporcionar sus comentarios. El tiempo se contará por separado si la persona proporciona comentarios relacionados con la agenda y comentarios del ciudadano.
Las políticas de la junta escolar, la ley estatal y la ley federal establecen procedimientos y foros separados y distintos para la resolución de quejas de empleados, quejas de empleados, suspensiones y despidos de empleados, quejas contra empleados individuales, suspensiones y apelaciones de alumnos, campañas políticas y litigios.
Para evitar la elusión de estos procedimientos separados y garantizar la equidad para todas las partes involucradas, no se permitirá que ninguna persona hable sobre lo siguiente:
- Un problema en una demanda, queja o investigación pendiente presentada ante una agencia externa, en la que el distrito, los empleados o la junta son parte;
- Una queja pendiente;
- Una queja pendiente de un empleado presentada ante el distrito o una agencia externa;
- Una queja contra empleado(s) individual(es);
- Una acción disciplinaria contra el empleado, incluida la suspensión o el despido;
- Una acción disciplinaria pendiente del alumno, incluida la suspensión o apelación que puede llegar a la junta.
Todos los oradores deben respetar la dignidad individual de los miembros de la junta, los empleados del distrito, los estudiantes y los miembros del público. Los miembros de la junta, empleados, estudiantes o miembros del público estarán sujetos a abuso verbal.
Una persona que desee comentar durante la parte de comentarios de los ciudadanos de una reunión debe enviar un formulario de solicitud completo con todos los documentos de respaldo al secretario de la junta. Tenga en cuenta las pautas y formularios adicionales a continuación:
The Board of Education sets district policies upon recommendation from the superintendent. Many policies have a set of procedures, which are approved by the superintendent. Each policy and procedure is thoroughly reviewed by the appropriate staff before making any recommendations to the superintendent or board.
For further information, please contact the superintendent's office, either by telephone at 918-746-6800 or by email.