Partners in Education
Jo McCord, Partners In Education Coordinator
The Broken Arrow Public School District initiated a Partners in Education (PIE) program in 1994 to team businesses with schools in a mutually beneficial cooperative program. In school/business partnerships, a school is "adopted" by a business and exchange resources like personnel, technology and materials.
The PIE program supports collaborative efforts between schools and businesses that promote student academic and personal growth, as well as foster a working, healthy relationship between community and education.
We look forward each year to all the amazing activities and resources that our Partners provide for their schools. And we're always excited to welcome new Partners into the program! Please browse the above tabs and find out more about this amazing program in Broken Arrow Public Schools!
Jo McCord attended Oklahoma State University and has been an employee of Broken Arrow School district for 21 years. The past 17 years she has served as the Volunteer and Partners in Education Coordinator. In 1994, she introduced the Partners in Education Program. The program has received recognition statewide and nationwide. McCord was invited to Washington D.C., to be a featured panelist in a U.S. Department of Education “Satellite Town Meeting” featuring Partnerships for Stronger Schools. They are now more than 80 companies in the Broken Arrow area partnering with the school district. For the past 17 years under McCord’s direction, the Volunteer Program averages over 1,000 volunteers donating between 75,000 to 100,000 hours yearly. McCord is a past Oklahoma State PTA president and past committee member of the National PTA. She enjoys traveling and entertaining her granddaughters.
Interested in becoming a Partner? Please let us know! For more information, please call 918.259.5700, or e-mail Jo McCord.