NSBA Equity Symposium

Speakers

Joanna Lohman

Athlete, activist, and author

 

Joanna Lohman, author of, Raising Tomorrow's Champions, is a former professional soccer player and member of the United States Women’s National Team. During her 16-year professional career, she has built a platform for social impact and became the first player in Washington Spirit history to have her jersey retired.

 

Ms. Stacey Woolley

School Board President, Tulsa Public Schools

Ms. Stacey Woolley was elected to the board in April of 2019. Her term expires in April 2023.

A mother of five and public school advocate, Ms. Woolley has a Master’s of Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as a Bachelor’s of Art in Communication from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Stacey holds a teaching certificate in the State of Oklahoma and is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

Stacey and her family have lived in Tulsa for 13 years, and though they are relatively new to town, they think of it as home. Stacey and her husband Eric share the dream that all children in Tulsa would be afforded the best public education experience possible.

Ms. Suzanne Schreiber
Vice President, Tulsa Public Schools


Ms. Suzanne Schreiber was elected to her post in February 2018. Her term will expire in February 2022.

She has lived in Tulsa more than 20 years. Her passion for public education is fueled by the belief that every child can learn and our community is stronger when all children have access to a quality education. Ms. Schreiber and her husband, Tony Rittenberry, have four children ranging from ages 10 to 18 who are either current students or graduates of Tulsa Public Schools.

Suzanne has always been civically active, participating in everything from student government, leadership organizations, and charitable boards to middle school mentor and homeroom mother at Grimes Elementary. She is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and the University of Tulsa Law School. She works for the George Kaiser Family Foundation on a variety of community improvement projects. Prior to her position at George Kaiser Family Foundation, Suzanne practiced law in the private sector and served as a federal law clerk at both the district and appellate levels.

Dr. Ebony Johnson
Chief Learning Officer, Tulsa Public Schools


Dr. Ebony Johnson is a Tulsa native who takes pride in having grown up in Tulsa. Dr. Johnson has been a Language Arts middle school teacher where she was named Teacher of the Year for Monroe Middle School, an Elementary School Principal at Academy Central, and a High School Principal of McLain High School where she raised test scores, fostered college acceptance for many seniors and changed the culture towards high expectations for all students. Dr. Johnson served as Principal of Central Magnet Junior and Senior High School for Fine and Performing Arts, and she has recently led as the Executive Director of Student and Family Support Services within Tulsa Public Schools. Dr. Johnson is now the Chief Learning Officer for Tulsa Public Schools. She has served her community by sitting on a number of boards, committees, and speaking to various groups and constituents about the power of education for all children.

Dr. Johnson has received many awards and accolades for her work with high-poverty, urban students as well as her commitment to collaborating with the community as a whole including the Tulsa Metropolitan Urban League Educational Excellence award in 2010 and the Williams/Shocks Women of Inspiration award. In order to keep our community informed of educational information, Ebony sends the “What’s Happening in Education” to radio station 105.3 –Kesha the Daytime Diva.

Most importantly, she is a proud mother of two and a proud wife for 21 years!

Danielle Neves
Deputy Chief of Academics, Tulsa Public Schools


Danielle Neves is the Deputy Chief of Academics for Tulsa Public Schools, where she leads the academic services departments of the district. She has served Tulsa Public Schools since 2014, supporting the adoption of high-quality, aligned curricular materials across all content areas, the launch of content-focused collaboration, and professional learning on the science of reading. She worked as part of the team of educators and community leaders who launched the annual Tulsa Race Massacre Summer Institute for Teachers and supports the curation and development of culturally-sustaining texts, lessons and units. She also has served as a Director of Curriculum, School Principal and Teacher in several cities across the country, including Washington DC, Oakland, and Los Angeles. Danielle holds a B.S. in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University, a Masters of Educational Leadership from California State University, and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Administration at the University of Oklahoma.

Jamie Lomax
Director of Organizational Learning & Equity, Tulsa Public Schools


Jamie Lomax serves Tulsa Public Schools as the Director of Organizational Learning & Equity. A member of Team Tulsa for more than a decade, she’s committed to fostering & developing her own and others’ knowledge, skill, will, capacity, emotional intelligence, and cultural competence needed to interrupt educational inequity and achieve educational justice. Through her years as a teacher, magnet program coordinator, and school & district administrator, she has been dedicated to learning and unlearning what it takes to truly support all students to achieve ambitious goals and thrive in both school and life.

Denita White
Manager of Equity Content, Tulsa Public Schools


Denita is the Manager of Equity Content at Tulsa Public Schools. Originally from Virginia, she graduated Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Liberal Studies and Early Elementary Education with an emphasis on Child psychology. She transitioned to Tulsa in 2014 where she taught first and second grade for five years. During her time in the classroom, she received her M.Ed in Education Administration and Curriculum Supervision from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and has since been working in service of justice, inclusion, and belonging for everyone in Tulsa Public Schools! Denita enjoys trying new restaurants, making memories with the people she loves, and cuddling up with her dog and a good book!

Veronica Thomas
Equity Partner, Tulsa Public Schools


Veronica is a third-generation teacher, so education is one of the most important things to her. She believes strongly that all students should have a world-class education where student achievement is a priority. Educators should enter the classroom with the highest expectations for every student regardless of where they live or the circumstances in which they were born. Educational Opportunity is everyone's birthright! Veronica is devoted to making sure all students in Tulsa Public Schools have access to their birthright. She has been a teacher, an Instructional Mentor, and now an Equity Partner with TPS. She also helped co-write the Tulsa Race Massacre lesson for 4th and 5th grade.

Amanda Soliván
Social Studies Content Manager, Tulsa Public Schools


Amanda Soliván, Social Studies Content Manager for the Tulsa Public Schools District, supports K-12 instruction. Amanda has worked in school administration as a principal, in writing curriculum, and in coaching teachers in American and international schools. She was honored as the 2013 Colorado Teacher of the Year.