Lynn Null is the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) and 4-H extension educator in Jackson County replacing Mitzi Pate who retired in June 2011.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in Home Economics Education and Community Services, a Masters of Education in Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and is currently working toward a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University.
Lynn’s husband, Tom Null, is a farmer/rancher in Kiowa County. They are in the seed wheat business. They have two children, Alexandra is a sophomore at Kansas University and Jacquelyn is a junior at Altus High School.
Lynn has 13 years previous experience with OSU Cooperative Extension. She began her extension career in Kiowa County in 1991 as the FCS extension educator. In 1995, she became the Jackson Unit Area Coordinator for the Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP). Lynn was hired as the Jackson County FCS/4-H educator in January 2004 until June 2004. In August 2004 Lynn went to work at Western Oklahoma State College as the Child Development Program Coordinator/Instructor. Lynn has spent the past seven years at Western. Lynn was instrumental in getting Western’s Early Childhood program nationally accredited with National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Western is now one of three nationally accredited 100% online programs. Lynn has held leadership roles in various community and professional organizations.
Lynn is excited to be back working with OSU Cooperative Extension in the 4-H and FCS programs. OSU Cooperative Extension develops science-based educational programs to help Oklahomans solve local issues and concerns, promote leadership and manage resources wisely. Lynn said, “I believe leadership, youth development, and community involvement are the keys to providing greater impact toward issue resolution, and making a difference in the lives of the citizens in Jackson County”. I look forward to working with our Home and Community Education (HCE) groups, 4-H youth and volunteer leaders, as well as community partners to continue to build better communities through leadership and service.
She would like people to know she would appreciate hearing any ideas, suggestions, or needs that we can work on together to make Jackson County the best community. She looks forward to working with citizens in Jackson County as the FCS/4-H extension educator.