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In August 2011, Denise retired as the Assistant Director for the Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center (OTAC), an agency that has provided professional development, technical assistance, and evaluation for school districts in the state of Oklahoma since 1972. She has a MS degree from Oklahoma State University in curriculum and instruction and an elementary principal certificate.
Denise has been in education for 38 years serving as a classroom teacher, director/teacher of gifted and talented, creator of outdoor classrooms, teacher trainer, prescriptive teacher, and field coordinator for Oklahoma’s nationally recognized Alternative Education Programs. Her strengths are in data-driven instruction, program development, curriculum, curriculum alignment, systemic change, alternative education and dropout prevention.
Denise has developed and presented webcast on several topics for administrators, community members, and teachers. She has worked with the Oklahoma State Legislators, the State Department of Education in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee to help create and refine policies and procedures for alternative education, school improvement, and educational reform. Denise serves on the Board of Directors of the National Alternative Education Association, (NAEA) and is past President of the Okemah School Foundation.
Her desire is to help schools, teachers, and administrators to become the best they can be, while transitioning to 21st century schools where teachers build relationships, and engage students in learning that has both relevance and rigor.