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Overview Organization Staff Partners

The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma is one of a national network of 22 federally funded centers. The SC3 mission is to provide high quality/high impact technical assistance that helps build or expand the capacity of the state education agency (SEA), intermediary agencies, and other educational systems in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma to implement, support, scale-up, and sustain reform efforts to improve teaching and learning.

SC3 has several components designed to maximize responsiveness and ensure technical assistance (TA) is relevant, useful, and of high quality.

State Coordinating Councils (SCCs): SC3's SCCs include members from each state education agency's (SEA's) leadership working with the Center to identify state priorities and tailor work to meet specific and changing needs. To maintain the flow of communication and plan TA services, each state's SCC meets regularly with SC3 staff members, partners, and collaborators.

SC3 Advisory Board: The SC3 Advisory Board is composed of educational and community stakeholders from every state in SC3's region. Members are appointed by each state's governor and commissioner/superintendent. The Advisory Board meets annually to provide feedback and guidance for TA services and regional work plan.

  • Ms Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma State Department of Education, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Mr. Johnny Key, Arkansas Department of Education, Commissioner
  • Ms Hanna Skandera, New Mexico Public Education Department, Secretary of Public Education
  • Mr. John White, Louisiana Department of Education, State Superintendent of Education
  • Dr. Richard Abernathy, Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, Executive Director
  • Dr. Denise Airola, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Director of the Office of Innovation
  • Ms Debra Andersen, Smart Start Oklahoma, Executive Director
  • Gloria Chavez, Grants-Cibola School District, Assistant Superintendent
  • Mr. Adan Delgado, NW Regional Cooperative #2, Director
  • Mr. Andy Evans, Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, Finance Director
  • Ms Connie Hansen, US Department of Education, Retired Priority Schools Chief for NMPED and former principal
  • Leighann Lenti, New Mexico Public Education Department, Policy Director
  • Dr. Robyn Miller, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Deputy Superintendent of Education
  • Dr. Judi Miranti, :Pavier University of Louisiana, Professor of Counseling
  • Ms Ouida Newton, 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Math Teacher
  • Mr. William Price, Phillips Murrah P.C., Attorney
  • Julie Roy, Avoyelles Public Charter School, Executive Director
  • Dr. Debra Stuart, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education , Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Ms Marguerite Stumbaugh, Community Representative, Retired Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Arrow Wilkinson, Walatowa Charter High School, Principal
  • Mr. Ricky Williams, Hagerman Public Schools, Superintendent
Kerri Adams, Budget and Quality Assurance Coordinator
Annie Baghdayan, Special Education Specialist
Belinda Biscoe, Director
Michael Carter, Administrative Assistant
Rhonda Fykes, Technical Project Manager
Rosie Garcia-Belina, ELL and Migrant Education Technical Assistance Coordinator
Sarah Hall, Associate Director and New Mexico/Oklahoma Technical Assistance Coordinator
Tammy Keefer, Web Developer
Kyle Lankford, Communications Coordinator
Norma Neely, Indian Education Specialist
Lisa Pryor, Technical Assistance Associate
Donna Richardson, Technical Assistance Manager
Quinton RomanNose, Indian Education Consultant
Carol Surber, Senior Research Associate
Hayley Testerman, Communications Specialist
Lucy Trautman, SC3 Literacy Consultant
Jacob Tsotigh, Indian Education Technical Assistance Coordinator
Mark Turner, Logistics Coordinator
Jennifer Watson, Literacy TA Coordinator
Kerri White, Arkansas/Louisiana Technical Assistance Coordinator
Theresa Zedeker, TA Support Specialist