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Alpha Plus Educational Systems Announces 2024-25 Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2024
CONTACT: William C. Liedtke III, (405) 842-8408

Alpha Plus Educational Systems Announces 2024-25 Advisory Board

Alpha Plus logo tall 1bOKLAHOMA CITY – Alpha Plus Educational Systems today announced the new members of its 2024-25 Advisory Board composed of Oklahoma educators representing both large and small districts, middle and elementary schools, and different regions of the state.

Executive Vice President Bennie Newton explained, “The new Alpha Plus ownership and management team look forward to the counsel and input from this seasoned group of educators. These school leaders bring irreplaceable insight and experience that will help guide us as we continue developing strategies, methods and tools that achieve greater success for schools and students in math and English language arts.”

Members for the 2024-25 school year include:

  • Luke Hanks, Assistant Superintendent, Broken Bow (McCurtain County);
  • Darlene Hayhurst, Middle School Principal, Dibble (McClain County);
  • Shannon Khoury, Elementary School Principal, Velma-Alma (Stephens County);
  • Jackie Noble, Director of Elementary Education, Shawnee (Pottawatomie County);
  • Danielle Patterson, Elementary School Principal, Holdenville (Hughes County);
  • Sheila Riddle, Superintendent, Elmore City-Pernell (Garvin County);
  • Angela Rouse, Middle School Principal, Comanche (Stephens County);
  • Dax Trent, Superintendent, Flower Mound (Comanche County); and
  • Christy Williams, Elementary School Principal, Morrison (Noble County).

The new Alpha Plus Advisory Board will hold its first meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Wed., June 12, in Oklahoma City.

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ABOUT ALPHA PLUS:  Alpha Plus provides OAS-aligned curriculum, assessments and data-driven professional development facilitated by a team of educators helping schools and students across Oklahoma improve performance in both math and English Language Arts.  The Alpha Plus staff has a total of 271 years of experience as educators and administrators in Oklahoma public schools. Founded in 1990, the team today serves 180 schools in 119 districts with 1,900 teachers and administrators using Alpha Plus Online to monitor the progress of more than 25,000 students.

Alpha Plus Partner schools on average have consistently outperformed state averages of math and reading proficiency rates. Success with OAS textbooks and assessments in Math for grades K through 8 and in English Language Arts for grades 2 through 8, are all written “by Oklahoma teachers for Oklahoma teachers” and adhere to the Oklahoma Academic Standards, which are considered among the most rigorous in the nation.

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