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Marcie Mack

Marcie Mack
State Director of CareerTech
bio

Joy Hofmeister

Joy Hofmeister
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
and Chairperson of the Board
bio

Meet the Board

Members of the Oklahoma Career and Technology Education State Board of Education are appointed by the governor and confirmed by State Senate.

The nine-member board is led by the state superintendent of public instruction, who serves as the chairperson. Two members of the State Board of Education* are appointed to the board along with a representative of each congressional district and one member at large.

Lee Baxter web
*Leo J. Baxter
bio

bill price web
*Bill Price
bio

Janet Smith
Janet Smith
bio

Dave Stewart
David Stewart
bio

Jimmy Stallings - CT Board Member
James R. Stallings
bio

Philip Kennedy
Philip Kennedy
bio

Randy Gilbert
Randy Gilbert
bio

Tim Burg-web
Tim Burg
bio

 

 

Marcie Mack

Marcie Mack

State Director of CareerTech
1500 West Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074-4364
Ofc: (405 743-5430 / Fax: (405) 743-6809
Email:

Dr. Marcie Mack, state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, has been focusing on providing a high-quality education for Oklahomans for more than 20 years. Before becoming the eighth state director of CareerTech, she served as the deputy state director/chief operations officer and the interim state director for the department. Prior to coming to CareerTech, she served in various other capacities at Autry Technology Center in Enid.

Under her leadership, the CareerTech System has implemented multiple advancements to meet the changing needs of the environment with maintained focus on continuous improvement. To ensure our work is meeting the needs of our stakeholders, Dr. Mack has created statewide advisory committees for business and industry leaders and military personnel, as well as expanding current partnerships with other agencies and businesses.

Dr. Mack continues her passion for CareerTech through building partnerships with business and industry, engaging nationally to represent Oklahoma CareerTech and continually advocating for students. Dr. Mack was honored by Advance CTE as the recipient of the 2017 Star of Education Rising Star Award. This award is presented to a state CareerTech director who displays unequivocal commitment to the goals and overall mission of Advance CTE.

Mack earned a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Oklahoma State University, where she also completed her master’s degree in telecommunications management. She also earned a bachelor of science degree in education at Oklahoma State University, and has a true passion for quality education.

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Joy Hofmeister

Joy Hofmeister

State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Chairperson of the Board
Oliver Hodge Bldg, Room 121
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
Ofc: (405) 521-3301 / Fax: (405) 521-6205
Email:

On January 12, 2015, Joy Hofmeister of Tulsa was sworn in as Oklahoma’s 14th State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In her first year and a half in office, Hofmeister has championed a host of education reforms, including a repeal of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, arguing against its “one-size-fits-all” approach to public education.

Those efforts were successful in December 2015, when Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), returning much of the authority for developing education policy to states and local districts. In February 2016, Hofmeister was one of four, and the only state education chief, invited to testify on ESSA before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, advocating for strengthened state accountability for student academic performance without excessive and unnecessary federal overreach. In addition, she is a stalwart advocate for increased teacher pay and increased time for teaching and learning for Oklahoma schoolchildren. In her first month in office, she proposed the #OKHigh5 plan to increase teacher compensation to the regional average and days of instruction to the national average.

In her two legislative sessions as state superintendent, Hofmeister has led a number of successful efforts to improve public education in Oklahoma despite steep revenue failures. In spring 2016, she piloted a plan to provide the ACT for every high school junior in Oklahoma at no cost to students or districts. She was a chief architect of House Bill 3218, now law, which mandated significant strengthening to the A-F school accountability system, repealed the seven End of Instruction (EOI) tests and replaced them with a new plan to ensure high-value assessment tools, less time testing, more time for rich instruction, personalized learning and multiple pathways to college and career readiness.

Hofmeister's strategic plan and state goals center on lowering remediation, raising graduation rates and lifting educational achievement for all students – from those with unique learning struggles to those in need of greater challenge – with a keen eye on closing opportunity and equity gaps individually.

Days after taking office in 2015, she moved to strengthen the standards-making process for mathematics and English language arts, insisting on greater transparency and wider collaboration with stakeholders. The new rigorous, inclusive and Oklahoma-centered academic standards were adopted in March and will be implemented and assessed in the 2016-2017 school year.

In addition, under Hofmeister’s leadership, new laws have been enacted that strengthen the Reading Sufficiency Act, improve student safety, reduce bureaucratic red tape and combat the teacher shortage.

Hofmeister is a former public school teacher and small business owner. As an appointee of Gov. Mary Fallin, she served on the Oklahoma State Board of Education from January 2012 through April 2013. In the private sector, Hofmeister spent 15 years as a business owner of Kumon Math & Reading Centers, which utilize parent partnerships to ensure high academic achievement for children. At Kumon, she personally worked with more than 4,000 students to improve their educational outcomes.

Hofmeister serves on dozens of commissions and state boards, chairs the State Board of Education and State Board of Career and Technology Education, is a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) and serves the Board of Equalization, Commission of the Land Office, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, and Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness/Smart Start Oklahoma, among others.

The mother of four graduates of Oklahoma’s public school system, Hofmeister maintains a residence in Tulsa with her husband of 31 years, the Honorable Gerald L. Hofmeister.

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Lee Baxter web

*MG (R) Leo J. Baxter

State Board of Education
Lawton, OK
Email:
Term expires: 4/1/23

Leo J. "Lee" Baxter, a native Minnesotan, lives in Lawton, Okla. In 1999 he retired as a major general after a 31-year Army career. He has subsequently served as vice president of Cameron University, market president for BancFirst,vice president of Communication Technologies Inc. in Chantilly, Va., and president and chief operating officer for JB Management Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned defense business in Alexandria, Va. He now devotes his energy to civic and community matters and to Signal Mountain Associates Inc., which he founded in 1999. The Oklahoma company provides consulting services in business development and marketing to a wide variety of defense and training management companies across the United States.

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bill price web

*Bill Price

State Board of Education
Oklahoma City, OK
Email:
Term expires: 4/1/22

William S. “Bill” Price operates his family oil and natural gas business. He was an attorney in the litigation department of the Phillip Murrah law firm, where he represented individuals and companies in a wide range of civil, regulatory, and criminal litigation matters. He served as an assistant to Judge Alfred P. Murrah, assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma 1975-82 and U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma 1982-89. In 1990, he was the Republican nominee for governor of Oklahoma. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he received an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Price received numerous honors and awards including the Outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorney three times; commendations of the directors of the FBI and IRS and the Inspector General of Health and Human Services; the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for his prosecution of the county commissioner corruption scandal; and the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award and the “Man of the Year” Award from the Oklahoma State Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for his work in drug prevention in founding the Oklahoma Alliance Against Drugs.

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Janet Smith

Janet Smith

Tulsa, OK
Email:
District Number: 1
Term expires: 4/1/22

Janet Smith is manager of economic development for Public Service Company of Oklahoma. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development. She has been active in many boards and organizations, including the Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, the Governor's Economic Development Marketing Team, the Oklahoma Economic Development Council, Oklahoma Southeast, Workforce Tulsa and the Utility Economic Development Association. She is also an active supporter of United Way.

A native of Arkansas, she graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations/journalism. She began her economic development career at the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission before joining the AEP-PSO system. Smith is a certified professional community economic developer and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and the Community Development Institute. She frequently speaks at economic development and leadership forums. She lives in Tulsa.

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Dave Stewart

David Stewart

Afton, OK
Email:
District Number: 2
Term expires: 4/1/23

David Stewart is chief administrative officer and trustee of the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority in Pryor. The authority is a public trust that owns and operates the MidAmerica Industrial Park. Stewart is the former president and chief executive officer of Cherokee Nation Businesses LLC, the wholly owned parent/holding company of the Cherokee Nation. He also was the president and chief executive officer of Cherokee Nation Entertainment LLC, the wholly owned tribal company that managed and operated the gaming, retail, hospitality and entertainment enterprises of the Cherokee Nation. In 2004, Stewart was one of the lead negotiators with the state of Oklahoma on the State-Tribal Gaming Compact, which allows electronic gaming machines at three of Oklahoma’s horse racing tracks and expands the definition of class II gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes.

He earned his master of science and bachelor of arts business degrees from Oklahoma State University and is a certified public accountant. Stewart has served on the boards of directors of The Oklahoma Academy for State Goals and the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a board member of the Oklahoma State Chamber.

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Jimmy Stallings - CT Board Member

James R. Stallings

Enid, OK
Email:
District Number: 3
Term expires: 4/1/24

James R. (Jimmy) Stallings was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma. Following his high school graduation, Jimmy attended Auburn University in Alabama where he graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an Environmental Emphasis. He accepted an engineering position in Atlanta where he gained extensive applied experience in design engineering for site development and improvement projects for both government and private sectors. This experience includes stormwater drainage system design; roadway and parking lot design; commercial, industrial and residential site development; zoning maps; preparation of drainage, grading, and utility improvement plans; and calculations for pipelines and pump stations.

Mr. Stallings returned to Enid in 2002 to join ENVIROTECH ENGINEERING & CONSULTING, INC., in the capacity of Principal Engineer. Mr. Stallings is currently President of the firm and a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Kansas.

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Philip Kennedy

Philip Kennedy

Lawton, OK
Email:
District Number: 4
Term expires: 4/1/19

Philip Kennedy owns Comanche Lumber Co. and is a board member of the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corp. and the Oklahoma Lumbermen's Association. He also serves as a board member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association and the Great Plains Technology Center Foundation. He previously served as president of Cameron University Foundation. Kennedy earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University. He represents the 4th Congressional District.

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Randy Gilbert

Randy Gilbert

Tecumseh, OK 74873
Email:
District Number: 5
Term expires: 4/1/20

Randy Gilbert graduated Tecumseh High School and earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University in 1983 and taught vocational agriculture at Lawton High School from 1983 to 1988. Since 1988, Gilbert has also been the operations manager and vice president of Gilbert & Sons Trucking Co. in Tecumseh. He is a member of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Tecumseh Growth and Development Authority and the Pottawatomie County Safety Center Trust and a lifetime member of the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Gilbert is also a licensed Oklahoma insurance agent and used motor vehicle salesman.

Gilbert is also a member of the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Limousin Breeders Association and the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

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Tim Burg-web

Tim Burg

Shawnee, OK 74804
Email:
At Large
Term expires: 4/1/21

Tim Burg is the executive director for the Shawnee Economic Development Foundation. Burg’s hands-on approach in his career has allowed him to develop a unique perspective into business operations, manufacturing, real estate development, construction, facility management and governance. His experience with the inner workings of community, workforce and economic development come from both a volunteer and professional’s perspective.

Burg graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and is a member of the Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development, the Governor’s International Team, the International Economic Development Council Education Committee and the Oklahoma Baptist University College of Business Executive Board. He served six years on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and is an instructor in the University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute. He is one of only 1,200 certified economic developers in the world.

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Contact Last Update 6/5/18

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