Joy Hofmeister was elected the Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction in November, 2014. A former public school teacher and businesswoman, she has devoted her life to teaching students and promoting higher student achievement. Hofmeister was appointed to the Oklahoma State Board of Education by Gov. Mary Fallin in January 2012 where she served through two legislative sessions. She has spent the past 15 years operating Kumon Math & Reading Centers which works through parent partnerships to ensure higher academic achievement for children. Leading a staff of 40, she served 750 students from public, private, charter and home schools. Her students continue to rank in the top 1% of student achievement within Kumon's 2000+ centers in North America.Read MORE
Tom Klenda, chairman of the 2015 Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, and Marquay Ball announced that pro bowler and NFL Denver Bronco cornerback, Chris Harris, Jr., will be this year's male recipient at the upcoming Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards. The announcement took place during the April 8 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Tulsa. The June 22 black-tie event benefits the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation. The awards recognize and honor athletes who best exemplify a high degree of athleticism, leadership and citizenship.