Board of Education
The Broken Arrow Board of Education (BOE) is an elected Board and enjoys an excellent reputation for unselfish service to the community. School Board members tackle the enormous job of governing the school district while preserving the core of our democratic values.
The Board is responsible for establishing policies under which the school system operates while acting within the framework of Oklahoma and federal laws and still being responsible for the unique needs of the community. As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges as they contribute hundreds of hours each year leading our district.
Steve Allen has served as both a teacher and coach in Broken Arrow schools from 1998 to 2002, and is a 1989 graduate of Broken Arrow schools. He is employed as a senior risk consultant for Commercial Risk Group Inc. He belongs to several community organizations, including serving as president for the Broken Arrow Education Foundation, as well as Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce, Broken Arrow Youth Football, Big Brothers of Oklahoma and more.
Cheryl Kelly was originally elected to serve the Broken Arrow School District Zone 4 board seat in April, 2009, and after re-election in February, 2014, she is now in her second term of office. In addition to serving on the Broken Arrow Board of Education, Ms. Kelly is currently a Region 4 Board of Director for the Oklahoma State School Board Association. Active in the community, she is a graduate of Leadership Broken Arrow, serves as an appointee to the Economic Development Corporation and is a board member for the Broken Arrow Chamber.
Along with her passion of serving the community, Ms. Kelly loves spending time with her family, is an active sports enthusiast, and loves animals.
Her Bachelors and Masters degrees were obtained from Northeastern State University and she had an active career in education before retiring. She believes that public education is the foundation of our democracy and will continue to work to ensure that all children have educational opportunities to a successful future.
Jerry Denton was born and raised in the great state of Oklahoma with strong family ties to Broken Arrow, where his parents were businesses owners. Mr. Denton attended school from Kindergarten through graduation in the BA District. After high school graduation, he proudly served his home state and country in the U.S. Navy. After the service, and wanting to stay close to his roots, he returned to Broken Arrow to raise his family. Like their father, his children attended their entire K – 12 school years in Broken Arrow! Mr. Denton is a successful leader in the corporate world, and currently is the Supervisor of Inside Sales and Service at Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties.
Mr. Denton enjoys going to the lake with his family, riding his Harley and LOVES his granddaughter!
Mr. Denton says, “I continue to enjoy watching the District grow and want to help guide the vision of the District to be the best District in the state. I am proud to be a Tiger, forever!”
Steve Majors graduated from East Central High School, attended Oklahoma University, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics before settling down in Broken Arrow. He and his wife, Sheryl, have two sons who graduated from Broken Arrow High School, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. Majors has been an active part of the community’s youth sports programs, and is currently in sales and quality control for P&M Industries.
Dr. Theresa Williamson
Dr. Theresa Williamson moved to Broken Arrow in 1980, accepting a teaching position at South Intermediate. She taught for five years and returned 10 years later to be an administrator at North Intermediate High School. She holds a doctorate in educational administration from Oklahoma State University and has been in multiple school settings. She is currently employed at Will Rogers Jr. High School as a counselor in Tulsa. She and her husband have three adult children and numerous grandchildren.
She has always been interested in serving the community and because of her educational background wanted to serve as a Board of Education member. She is currently participating in the Broken Arrow Citizens Police Academy.
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