For more than 40 years, the Margaret Hudson Program (MHP) has helped pregnant and parenting teens complete high school, deliver healthy babies, and gain valuable parenting and life skills. The Margaret Hudson Program is a non-profit,Tulsa Area United Way agency dedicated to providing young teen families the skills necessary to be healthy, self-sufficient members of the community. Pregnancy and parenting bring many new and unexpected challenges to an adolescent’s life, but with encouragement and support, teen families can and do succeed.
Melissa Galloway, Principal
Melissa Galloway is in her 20th year of education. Since being hired in Broken Arrow, Mrs. Galloway has taught at South Intermediate High School, Country Lane Elementary, and served as the assistant principal at Lynn Wood Elementary, Oak Crest Elementary, and Liberty Elementary. Mrs. Galloway’s most recent position was Principal at Creekwood Elementary (formerly Westwood). She was extremely instrumental and actively involved in the planning and building of the new elementary school, Creekwood. Mrs. Galloway has also taught in Conway and White Hall School Districts in Arkansas before moving to Louisiana and teaching at George Welch Elementary in the Ouachita Parish School District. Prior to her career in education, Mrs. Galloway enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and was deployed stateside in Fort Knox, Kentucky during Desert Storm. Mrs. Galloway is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Trident University International.
Mrs. Galloway enjoys traveling, reading, sports, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Galloway is married to her wonderful husband, Byron and is the proud mother of three children. Two of her three children are graduates of Broken Arrow Public Schools and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Ms. Galloway currently has a daughter attending Broken Arrow High School and her daughter is enjoying the transition.
The Margaret Hudson Program is such a unique and special program with great students, teachers, and staff. Touching the lives of three generations certainly is a humbling experience. Mrs. Galloway is extremely honored to serve as the building principal of the Margaret Hudson Program.
The program provides and is a resource for: Academic and Vocational Education, Health Services, Counseling and Outreach, Parenting and Life Skills Education, and an on-site DHS Three Star Rated (the highest rating) Childcare. In addition, an on-site Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office provides nutritional assistance to those who qualify.
Through a collaborative partnership with the Broken Arrow Public Schools, students of the Margaret Hudson Program can continue their education in a school setting with other pregnant and parenting teens who share similar concerns and interests. MHP offers pregnant and parenting teens an opportunity to move forward with their lives in a very positive manner and can help turn a life-changing challenge into a life-changing opportunity.
The Margaret Hudson Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Pregnant and parenting teens that live in Broken Arrow or students who can transfer into the Broken Arrow Public School District are eligible to attend. Enrollment packets may be picked up at Margaret Hudson from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Margaret Hudson is located at 751 W. Knoxville in Broken Arrow. For additional information, please call 918-251-2647.