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Board Members

Superintendent Mr. Leon Ashlock

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President Ms. Dana Eversole Seat # 3 2019-2023


Member Ms. Shawn Coffman Seat # 5 2021-2025


Member Mr. Ed Myers Seat # 2 2017-2022

I have been a resident of Tahlequah for the past 46 years having moved to Tahlequah to assume a teaching position in Music and Humanities at Northeastern State University in 1971.   In 1993, I was honored to be recognized as "Teacher of the Year" for teaching excellence.  After 32 years, I retired from NSU in 2003.

In addition to my teaching at NSU, I maintained a private piano studio for numerous years teaching all ages of students.  I have been the church organist at the First Christian, Disciples of Christ Church of Wagoner, OK for the past 26 years.

It has been my privilege to have been a coordinator and host dad for 27 "sons" through the Academic Year in America program of the American Institute of Foreign Studies for the past 20 years.  As a result of being a host to foreign exchange students, I have been a “parent” of students at THS for the past 20 years.  

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as one of your board members.

Vice President Ms. Chrissi Nimmo Seat #4 2019-2024


Member Ms. Lorraine Walker Seat # 1 2016-2026

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.