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Governance Board

The founding team for UTCS has a high degree of expertise across critical areas, including law, finance, real estate, facility acquisition, marketing, strategic planning, accountability, governance, fundraising, operations, educational leadership, and curriculum development. Our team reflects a diversity of social, gender, age, and economic backgrounds to provide a variety of perspectives. Each founding board member shares core beliefs about education. First, the group believes there is a need for alternative elementary school options for students in Tulsa. Second, they believe in the UTCS school mission of public Waldorf education for all children. 

In addition to skills, expertise, and diversity, the founding team and all prospective board members must possess certain attributes for the job:

  • Mission alignment

  • Commitment to providing educational opportunities to historically marginalized students

  • Openness to bringing their skills/experience to serve the community

  • Personal and professional integrity

  • Ability to commit the time required to serve as a board member and committee member

  • Ability to work on a team

  • Results-oriented
     

The current UTCS Board of Directors includes multiple Tulsa residents who represent organizations that greatly benefit the Tulsa community. Each Board member has a connection to the education landscape and has experience working with school boards, educators, teachers, and/or students. Examples of this are our board President, Stan Khrapak, who was the Operations Manager and helped found The Holberton Coding School in Tulsa. Our board education committee chair, Shan Glandon served as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Jenks public schools from 2004-2022.  

The founding Board is currently in conversation with prospective board members who will add value to the board. The Board is expressly seeking a member with a finance and accounting background to enhance our board's financial oversight capacity as well as an experienced fundraiser.

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Governing Board

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