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Statement from Jena

“I want to be our next state Superintendent to ensure students look forward to learning, teachers look forward to teaching, and parents can trust these professionals to provide the best possible education for their children. It’s time for a revolution of classroom morale and my 16 years in public education have prepared me to step up and inspire those responsible for educating our kids to bring their best.”

Meet Your Next State Superintendent

About Jena

Jena Nelson, running to be Oklahoma’s next state superintendent of public instruction, is a 6th and 7th grade English teacher at Classen SAS Middle School. Jena won the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year award in 2020 and has helped her students earn over $4 Million in scholarships in her 16 plus years of teaching. She has been selected to direct at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and was chosen as a presenter at the International Music Festival in Campina Grande Brazil.