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Dr. Kim Boyd Receives Gubernatorial AppointmentDr. Kim Boyd

Dr. Kim Boyd, associate dean of the College of Education, has received a Gubernatorial Appointment from Gov. Brad Henry to serve on the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation for a period of three years. This is a high honor not only for Dr. Boyd, but for the College of Education and the university.

The Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP) serves as Oklahoma's independent standards board for teacher education. The commission is charged with creating a competency-based teacher preparation system that will ensure competent and qualified teachers in every classroom, thereby creating a more highly educated workforce in Oklahoma. In order to carry out its legislative charge, the agency assumes three primary responsibilities: the accreditation of teacher preparation programs, the assessment of teacher candidates, and the ongoing growth and development of classroom teachers across the state.