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Steering Committee Members

To ensure all stakeholders have representation, the 17 member steering committee is comprised of parents, district staff, students and members of the community. With the assistance of the facilitator, the steering committee will evaluate the research presented, determine if additional information is required and steer the process of the high school configuration study. At the conclusion of the study, they will provide a formal recommendation to the Board of Education.

The steering committee members are:

Amanda Bowser – Parent, Math Intervention Teacher – Oak Crest Elementary, BAPS 2014-15 Teacher of the Year

Janet Brewster – Retired BAHS teacher, parent of BAHS alumni

Liz Burns – Current BAHS Principal

Pec Clark – Community member

Tiffany Freeman – Parent, Senior Dermatology Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist

Donna Gradel – AP Environmental Science Teacher – BAHS, 2014-15 BAHS Teacher of the Year

Greg Graham – Parent, Chairman and CEO - First National Bank of Broken Arrow

Jeff Hewett – Parent, Partner and CPA – Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett

Carolyn Holder – Retired BAHS teacher, Part-time Professor – Tulsa Community College

Todd Pendergraft – Parent, Pharmacist and Owner – Broken Arrow Family Drug

Johna Pulliam – BAHS student, National Honor Society, Applied Leadership, Soccer Team member

April Salisbury – Parent, BA Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President

Max Smith – Retired BAPS educator and Board member, BAPS alumnus, parent of BAHS alumni, retired Air Force Lt. Colonel

Tom Stout – Retired BAHS band director, Executive Administrative Assistant – Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Conductor – Tulsa Community College Band, Adjunct Professor of Music – University of Tulsa, Parent of BAHS alumni

Shelly Swisher – Current BAHS teacher, parent of BAHS alumni

Jacob Taylor – BAHS student, Junior Board President, Cross Country Team, InvenTeam, National Honor Society

Kamara Washington - Parent, Self-Employed