The Majority have Spoken: Dr. Ebony Johnson, First African-American Woman for Superintendent
Oklahoma’s largest school district has recently named Dr. Ebony Johnson as their Superintendent, marking a historic milestone. With overwhelming support from board members and the public, Dr. Johnson’s appointment is seen as a testament to her exceptional qualifications, experience, and unwavering dedication to the district’s success.
As the very first African-American woman Superintendent to lead the district, Dr. Johnson brings a fresh perspective and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by students, teachers, and the community at large. Her vision and plan to uplift all students have already started to make a positive impact.
Since assuming the role of Interim Superintendent, Dr. Johnson has fearlessly tackled critical issues within the district, while also navigating the mandates set forth by Ryan Walters, the head of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Walters has been vocal about his commitment to addressing the specific needs of the Tulsa Public School District, which happens to be Oklahoma’s largest.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Ebony Johnson on this well-deserved appointment. We are confident that her leadership will bring about positive change and create a nurturing environment for students to thrive.
Supporting Dr. Ebony Johnson and the Tulsa Public School District
As Dr. Johnson embarks on this significant journey, it is crucial for the entire community to rally behind her and offer unwavering support. The success of the district ultimately rests on the collective efforts of students, parents, teachers, business owners, community members, and pastors.
Here are a few ways you can actively contribute to the growth and success of the Tulsa Public School District:
1. Volunteer Your Time
Volunteering is an excellent way to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students. Whether it’s assisting in classrooms, organizing extracurricular activities, or providing mentorship, your time and expertise can make a significant difference.
2. Get Involved in the Community
Engaging with the local community allows you to understand the unique challenges and opportunities within the district. Attend school board meetings, join parent-teacher associations, and participate in community events to stay informed and actively contribute to the ongoing dialogue.
3. Support Local Businesses
By supporting local businesses, you not only contribute to the economic growth of the community but also foster a sense of unity and collaboration. Encourage partnerships between schools and local businesses to create valuable learning experiences and opportunities for students.
4. Advocate for Education
Advocacy plays a vital role in shaping education policies and ensuring adequate resources are allocated to schools. Stay informed about educational issues, write to your elected representatives, and participate in advocacy campaigns that champion the needs of students and educators.
Together, we can create a positive and inclusive educational environment that empowers all students to reach their full potential. Dr. Ebony Johnson’s appointment as Superintendent is a significant step towards achieving this vision, and it is up to each of us to actively contribute to the success of the Tulsa Public School District.
Let us stand behind Dr. Johnson and the entire district, offering our support and commitment to the betterment of education in our community. The future of our students depends on it.