Executive Committee

 
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Kristy Brugar, Ph.D.

President

Kristy Brugar, the OKCHE's President for 2019-2020. I am an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. Previously, I was an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and a middle school social studies teacher in Maryland and Michigan. My research interests include social studies and history education, interdisciplinary instruction involving social studies, literacy, and visual arts, and teacher development.

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Nancy Brewer, M.A.

President-Elect

Nancy J. Brewer, the OKCHE’s President-Elect for 2019-2020. I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with both my Bachelors and Masters in History; as well as being a National Board Certified Teacher. I have taught at Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School for 19 years, teaching 8th grade U.S. History and Government. Recently I was appointed by Governor Stitt to serve a three-year term on the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee. Additionally, I am the Teacher-in-Residence at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum this summer. I have a deep passion for U.S. History, Native American Studies, and the history of our great state, Oklahoma.


Secretary


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Patti Harrold, NBCT

Treasurer

Patti Harrold, the OKCHE’s Treasurer for 2019-2020.  I am the Instructional Coach at Harding Fine Arts Academy, a College Board consultant, and an AP Reader for European History. Before my recent retirement I taught for 42 years, primarily AP histories at Edmond Memorial High School, and worked for College Board where I oversaw instructional design for AP European, AP World, and AP US histories, and was the Lead for AP Art History.  In 2004 I received the National Secondary Teacher of the Year Award from the National Council for the Social Studies. After having been a member of NCHE since 1996, in 2004 I founded OKCHE to provide support for history teachers across Oklahoma.

 

Board Members

  • Lyndal Caddell, M.S.S. - Noble Public Schools

  • Eric Harp, B.S. - Edmond Public Schools

  • Justin Quin Olmstead, Ph.D. - University of Central Oklahoma

  • Melinda Parks, M.A. , NBCT - Moore Public Schools

  • Denise Rhodes, M.A. - Quapaw Public Schools

  • Dalton Savage, B.A. - Edmond Public Schools

  • Tricia Strouhal, B.S. - Moore Public Schools