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Board Members

Superintendent Ms. Lisa Presley

Graduate of NSU in 1979 with a BS in Elementary Education; Masters Degree in Secondary Education from NSU in 1987; and additional masters level course work from NSU to obtain certification for Elementary and Secondary Principal; and Superintendent.

20th year in school administration and 35th year in education.
15 years teaching mathematics at THS 1982-1997.
3 years Sequoyah Elementary Principal 1997-2000.
12 years Curr Dir and Asst. Supt 2000-2012.
5 years Superintendent 2012-present.

President Ms. Sharon Ballew Seat # 3 2013-2018

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Vice President Mr. Brian Berry Seat # 5 2015-2020

I am a resident of Tahlequah that was born and raised here, attended Tahlequah Public Schools, and currently practices law and maintains and operates the Branch and Twig restaurants in the North End district of Main Street.  I am married to Chris Berry, my wife of fifteen years, and I have two children who attend Tahlequah Public Schools, Brandon and Sophia.

I am a past board member of the Tahlequah Airport Board, and I currently sit on the Tahlequah Hospital Foundation Board.  Professionally, I am the managing member of Berry, Inhoffe, and Otterson, PLLC, a law firm with offices in Tulsa and Tahlequah, and I am a Justice for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees.  

My wife Chris is the secretary for the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation, and is very much involved with the various programs within the Tahlequah Public Schools.

Member Mr. Ed Myers Seat # 2 2012-2017

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Member Mr. Jim Wilson Seat #4 2016-2017

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Member Ms. Lorraine Walker Seat # 1 2016-2021

I am a life-long resident of Tahlequah, born in Muskogee but raised in Cherokee county and educated in the Tahlequah public schools. I was two years old when my parents, Dr. C.L. and Norma Lombardi, moved our family to Tahlequah, where my dad taught Industrial Arts at NSU for 33 years. I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NSU.

Presently, I am a retired educator (and fulltime, on-call Nana), having spent 28 years in the classroom teaching English. For the last 22 years of my career, I taught Senior English and A.P. English at Tahlequah High School, served as the English department chairperson, and worked as a cross-curricular Reading Apprenticeship mentor.

My three sons, Matthew, Andrew, and John Walker, who also were educated in the Tahlequah Public School system, hold the academic distinction of being the first three siblings to graduate from the OU College of Dentistry. I have 10 grandchildren, six of whom live in the district and will be progressing through the Tahlequah school system.

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