Come out February, SECOND MONDAY, the12th, Great Plains Tech Center. Meet Alicia Priest, the Oklahoma Education Association President.
Alicia received a bachelor’s in Spanish from Oklahoma City University and a master’s in secondary school administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is working on a doctorate in Education Leadership-Superintendence from Oklahoma State University.
Alicia most recently represented Oklahoma on the National Education Association Board of Directors. She serves on the state Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Commission. She taught English Language Learners (ELL) and Spanish in Yukon Public Schools for 16 years and is a former Parkland Elementary Teacher of the Year, she served as OEA’s vice president from 2011-15 before taking the president’s office. Alicia is currently the 97th president of the OEA.
Recently, the Oklahoma Education Association announced that it has joined a coalition of Oklahoma civic and business leaders who are backing a package of proposals to resolve the state’s budget impasse and provide $5,000 pay increases for teachers and principals.
“We are excited to be part of the solution,” said Alicia Priest. “The Step Up Oklahoma plan is an excellent first step toward paying our educators fairly and restoring education funding in our state. Lawmakers must act on this plan now. Oklahoma can’t afford to lose a generation of teachers.”
Come meet Alicia Priest. Find out what Oklahomans are doing for teachers and students. That’s Monday, February 12 at the Great Plains Technology Center, building 100, room 118. Call 580-215-9989 for information.