Sen. Wilcoxen will discuss the state of education in Oklahoma during her 12 years in office. We wish to make a special invitation to all administrators, teachers, and parents to attend this important meeting. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend.
Senator Kathleen Wilcoxson was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, and grew up in Owasso, Oklahoma. She now lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Lynden Wilcoxson, and they have one daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Jeff Salem of Noble. Her husband is a retired school teacher and counselor and is now actively involved in the Oklahoma Water Color Association as state president. She and Lynden attend the Bridge Assembly of God in Mustang, where she is an adult Sunday school teacher, and sings in the choir.
Senator Wilcoxson has taught school since 1970 and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Advisory Council on Adult Basic Education in 1982 where she served four years. She was selected OKC Teacher of the Year in 1990, and she also earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University.
Kathleen was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000 and 2004. She represents Moore, So OKC, Mustang and Yukon.
Kathleen serves as co-chair of the Senate Education Committee and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. She also serves on the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations for Education. She is a member of the Moore, Mustang, South OKC, and Greater OKC Chambers of Commerce. She serves on the Board of trustees for the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence which honors outstanding high school students and teachers. She continues to serve on several boards and task forces throughout her district.