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The 63rd Annual Convention & House of Delegates
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Conference Center
6808 S. 107th East Avenue, Tulsa

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Convention Reception
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Convention & House of Delegates

Joy Hofmeister“State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister
Will Keynote 2015 OREA Convention”

The OREA Convention Committee is delighted to announce that Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction, has agreed to serve as keynote speaker for the organization’s 2015 Annual State Convention, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29-30 in Tulsa.

Hofmeister will address conventioneers Wednesday morning, September 30, at approximately 11:15 a.m. at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center at 6808 S. 107th East Avenue.

The state superintendent’s appearance adds to the recent line of outstanding keynote speakers that have provided informational and entertaining presentations to members attending OREA’s biggest annual event.

Joy Hofmeister was elected November 4, 2014, to be Oklahoma’s 14th Superintendent of Public Instruction. A former public school teacher and small business owner, she spent many years in service to public education in Oklahoma, including a stint as an officer for the Jenks Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, the Select Committee for the Study of School Finance, and other committees within the Jenks Public Schools.

In just a few months in office as the state’s top education official, Hofmeister has made a positive public impression due to her intellect, willingness to work with all education stakeholders, and genuine desire to make Oklahoma’s public schools the best they can be for all school children.

All four of Hofmeister’s children are graduates of Oklahoma’s public schools.

Hofmeister received a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas Christian University, and holds teaching certificates in English and Elementary Education. She is currently doing graduate work in Education Administration at the University of Oklahoma. She spent 15 years operating Kumon Math and Reading Centers of South Tulsa, working with thousands of students to improve their educational outcomes.

Prior to election as State Superintendent, Hofmeister served from January 2012 to April 2013 as a member of the State Board of Education. She and husband Gerald Hofmeister reside in Tulsa.

(Members are reminded to make note of the change of date for this year’s convention. A spring event in recent years, the 2015 Annual State Convention will be held for the first time as a major fall kickoff event for OREA’s membership year.

2015 Convention Ticket
Tickets now on sale: $15.00 each if purchased by August 31 increasing to $20.00 thereafter. Ttickets can be ordered using the form in the summer edition of the News Bulletin or by calling the OREA office at 800-310-2230 or 405-525-2230.

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel

Members arriving Tuesday afternoon, September 29, for an overnight stay at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center can make their sleeping room reservations by calling the hotel at 1-918-307-2600. Ask for group reservations. Tell the agent you want the special $99.00 (1-4 adults) OREA room rate. Deadline for reservations to get the special rate is September 14. Confirm with the hotel agent, but the special rate should also be good for the evenings of the 28th and the 30th.



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- Venice
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Spotlight on New York City

New York City Holiday Highlights include:

- Radio City Music Hall featuring the high kicking Rockettes
- Empire State Building
- 911 Memorial
- Statue of Liberty
- Broadway show
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