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ORU eAcademy named 2011 Outstanding Christian School

Gail Marten photoThe Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (ORUEF) and the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) executive committee unanimously chose Oral Roberts University eAcademy as the 2011 Outstanding Christian School and Gail Marten, ORU eAcademy head administrator, as the Administrator of the Year.

Dr. Kim Boyd, eAcademy superintendent and dean of the College of Education, said in her nomination of Marten, regarding administrative leadership: "Ms. Marten is a phenomenal Christian school leader. Breaking uncharted territory, she has taken the only ICAA virtual school to a level of excellence without compromise. Using her expertise as an administrator in a traditional Christian school, she has successfully transitioned her leadership training to an online virtual school environment, and has led the way in assisting classroom teachers to become leading Christian educators in a virtual school environment."

According to Dr. Donnie Peal, ORUEF/ICAA executive director, every ORUEF and/or ICAA member school has the opportunity to nominate outstanding school administrators each year and on the basis of outstanding accomplishments, experience, innovations, leadership and other traits indicative of leading a K-12 Christian institution. The candidate is selected from the nominations received, and the selection is made by the vote of the executive committee of the Board of Directors.

Backed by Oral Roberts University and ORU's College of Education, ORU eAcademy delivers a quality academic web-based program for grades 3-12. For more information on ORU eAcademy, call 800.678.5899 or go to www.oru.edu/eacademy.