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Board Members

The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board members are appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore, or the Oklahoma Speaker of the House.


Dr. Robert Franklin - First Congressional District

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Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board Chairman

Tulsa Technology Center Associate Superintendent for Student Affairs

Prior to service at Tulsa Technology Center, held teaching and leadership positions at Sand Springs Schools for 29 years including special education teacher, principal, Title IV Director and assistant superintendent

Co-founder of Make Promises Happen, a camping and therapeutic recreational program for individuals with special needs

William Pearson - Second Congressional District

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U.S. Navy veteran

Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma and Master in Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University

Retired Department of Defense Acquisition Professional with 30 years experience in business and management

Consultant with Department of Defense and NASA contractors to support compliance efforts in Business and Quality Management Standards

Provided logistic support to the Department of Homeland Security Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program

Active in his communities of Oologah and Talala and serves on the Oolagah Town Board and Treasurer of the Northwest Fire Protection District

Chairman of the Rogers County Republicans and Vice Chair of the Second Congressional District Republicans

Nellie Tayloe Sanders - Third Congressional District

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Ms. Sanders has worked in print and online advertising sales in New York City and Washington D.C. for Conde´ Nast Publication: Brides magazine,, WIRED magazine and House & Garden magazine

Joined the Center of Family Love in 2013 as the Vocational Director and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, raising more than $25 million for the lifelong care of 130 residents living with physical and intellectual disabilities at the Center

Appointed by U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe to serve on the Selection Committee for Military Academies, Leadership Exchange Academy Alumni, and served in a leadership capacity on many local and charitable boards within Kingfisher and Kingfisher County



BRIAN BOBEK - Fourth Congressional District

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Bio information will be available soon.

Dr. Scott Strawn - Fifth Congressional District

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Serves as Vice President for Business and Finance at Southern Nazarene University

Currently a Team Chair and Peer Reviewer for The Higher Learning Commission

Lecturer in Organizational Leadership for the Abilene Christian University and Southern Nazarene University

29 years of experience in education as an administrator in Student Affairs, Auxiliary Services, and Business and Finance

Ryan Walters - state superintendent of public instruction

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction January 9, 2023 to present

Served as Oklahoma Secretary of Education September 2020 to April 2023

Previously served as Executive Director of Oklahoma Achieves, an education initiative of the State Chamber of Oklahoma and CEO of Every Kid Counts Oklahoma

Former high school social studies teacher and 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalist

SVCSB Ex-officio non-voting member