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Meet Rebecca, Candidate for Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education, District 2

 

Bio

Rebecca grew up poor in a working class family. Through hard work and a quality public education, she earned a National Merit Scholarship and attended Southern Methodist University. Rebecca then went on to graduate with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business Management at Northwestern University. After a successful 20 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, she now has a second career as an avid supporter of OKCPS. This school year alone, she has volunteered more than 1000 hours at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary and Wilson Elementary Schools. Rebecca recruited dozens of new volunteers. She has brought in donations ranging from everyday supplies to new iPads. She set up a partnership agreement with the Foundation for OKCPS and raised money for arts education at MLK. Because of her hard work and persistence, MLK students will experience music and arts this spring.

What drives Rebecca to advocate for OKCPS is her own public school education. Her heart is in public education and that’s why she has decided to run for office - to broaden the positive impact she has made at Martin Luther King, Jr. and Wilson Elementary Schools, to the entire Oklahoma City Public Schools system and give all students a fair shot at a quality education.

Qualifications

Education:
Bachelors of Liberal Arts, Southern Methodist University

MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Graduate Studies in Applied Sociology, University of Texas at Dallas

Professional Experience:
Community Advocate and OKCPS Volunteer, April 2014 to Present

Managing Director at Navita Clinical Strategy Group, July 2012 to April 2014

Senior Director of Clinical Operations/Managing Director, iDICT Group at TrialAdvance, August 2010 to June 2012

Marketing Consultant at SunSprout Media, LLC, June 2004 to August 2010

Senior Account Executive/Business Development Specialist at Corbett Accel Healthcare Group 2002 to 2004

Region Business Manager at Roche Laboratories, Inc., 1997 to 2002

National Account Manager (1997)/District Sales Manager (1993-1996)/Professional Rep (1992) at Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation, 1992 to 1997

Community Service:
Volunteer Coordinator, MLK Elementary School*

Tutor, Wilson Elementary*

United Way Women’s Leadership Society Member

Allied Arts, Circle Club Member

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Charter Member

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Sonic Support Team Member

Oklahoma Academy, Spouse Member

*In the past year, she has spent over 1000 hours volunteering in OKCPS elementary schools.