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OKCPS Welcomes Three New Board Members


Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) Board of Education welcomes three new members. Paula Lewis, Charles Henry and Rebecca Budd will take the oath of office during a Board meeting on Monday, April 17, at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place at the OKCPS Administration Building, 900 N. Klein.


Paula Lewis is the founder of Oklahoma Therapy Institute, an occupational therapist, and a mother of two sons.  Lewis has served on the OKCPS Board as the District 4 representative since February of 2016, but will now serve as the Board Chair for the next four years. The Chairperson represents all schools in the District.


Charles Henry is an attorney in Oklahoma City, and a father of two daughters. Henry hopes to foster a successful learning model that gives all Oklahoma City Public Schools students the opportunity to reach their full potential. Henry represents District 1 which includes the following schools:

Britton Elementary
Greystone Elementary
Quail Creek Elementary
Ridgeview Elementary
John Marshall Middle/High
Oklahoma Centennial Middle/High


Rebecca Budd is a retired consultant, and a mother of two sons. Budd would like to see OKCPS transform itself into an important part of OKC’s economic and cultural growth. Budd will represent District 2 which includes the following schools:

Horace Mann Elementary
Johnson Elementary
Monroe Elementary
Nichols Hills Elementary
North Highland Elementary
Putnam Heights Elementary
West Nichols Hills Elementary
Belle Isle Enterprise Middle


“Paula is a great selection for Board Chair and Charles and Rebecca are great additions to our Board of Education,” said Aurora Lora, OKCPS Superintendent. “They are all passionate about education and working to make OKCPS a world class district.” added Lora.


The OKCPS Board of Education and district administration thank Lynne Hardin, Bob Hammack and Justin Ellis, who just completed four-year terms on the Board, for their hard work and dedication to our district.


At the April 17 regular OKCPS BOE meeting, the Board will declare the District 4 Seat as vacant. The agenda will include an item that provides all the information needed by individuals interested in applying to be considered for appointment to fill the District 4 Seat (requirements, deadlines, process timelines, etc.). The Board will then have 60 days to fill the vacant District 4 Seat by making an appointment. District 4 includes the following schools:


Capitol Hill Elementary

Edgemere Elementary

Eugene Field Elementary

Gatewood Elementary

Hawthorne Elementary

Sequoyah Elementary

Wilson Elementary

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