Do you know an of educator who you admired and influenced your life in a positive way?
Would you like to recognize an educator for the Hall of Fame?
See your favorite educator come to stage to be recognized among the ten best of 2019
Nomination Application due date has passed. Look for the new application in February 2020.
Kalaya Lastar Nichols attended Wewoka High School for four years. She graduated on May 19, 2019 with a GPA of 2.91. During her high school year at Wewoka, Kalaya participate in cheerleading, band, FCCIA, Science Club, Student Council, and served as class representative for the class of 2019. Her honors included being on the Principal’s Honor Roll and the honor of working as an office aide for the middle school. Kalaya’s plans are to attend Langston University and will receive aide from the Oklahoma Promise grant. Kalaya resides with her grandparents James and Cathy Blackshire of Wewoka, Oklahoma.
Often unknown or recognized for their contributions to society.
Honoring ten significant administrators, teachers or support personnel each year since 2011.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Dinner & Ceremony
Oklahoma History Center
Make plans now to honor your favorite teacher or administrator, reserve your tables now.
Send reservation with check or money order soon to Henrietta Hicks. Seating limited.
To provide a means for the education community in Oklahoma to investigate the unique and significant role of past and present-day African American educators.
To identify, acknowledge, and celebrate careers of distinguished African American Educators.
To document the journey of past and present educators and evolve as future generations contribute to their legacies. Also, to seek and secure private gifts, grants, and public funding to support the mission.
President: Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.
The Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc. provides a means for the educational community in Oklahoma to identify, investigate, acknowledge, and celebrate the unique history of African American education; to honor the outstanding careers of African American educators; to secure private contributions and endowments; and to obtain public and private grants and funds to promote the goals and mission of the OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc.
President: Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.
Vice President: Sharon Hill-Wooten
Secretary: Shirley A. Nero
Treasurer: Jimmie White
Dr. Harold C. Aldridge Jr.—Tahlequah
Dr. Gloria Anderson –Oklahoma City
Mrs. Bobbie Allen Booker –Tulsa
Mrs. Eunice Edison - Lawton
Dr. Deena Fisher - Woodward
Dr. John Hargrave - Ada
Mr. Orlando E. Hazley - Tulsa
Mrs. Henrietta Hicks - Boley
Ms. Sharon Hill-Wooten - Idabel
Mr. Albert Johnson Sr. Lawton
Dr. Wanda Pollard Johnson - Oklahoma City
Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr. – Clearview
Mr. Jimmie White – Warner
Ms. Rita Cooksey - Okemah
Ms. Anita Arnold – Oklahoma City
Mr. Bruce Fisher - Oklahoma City
Ms. Claudett Goss - Oklahoma City
Mrs. Marilyn Jackson - Clearview
Mrs. Shirley Nero – Clearview
Mr. Harold Roberts - Oklahoma City
Programs include the inductee bios and program for the Induction Ceremony.
The OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Oklahoma African American educators and promoting a philosophy of sharing their educational heritage.
Site location: 302 West Main
Clearview, Oklahoma 74880
Exit 227 - Interstate I-40 - Six miles East of Okemah.
By Appointment only