2019 Educator Hall of Fame Breakfast

 Thank you for supporting and attending our tenth annual Educator Hall of Fame Breakfast!

Over 250 teachers, administrators, and community members attended the tenth annual Educator Hall of Fame Breakfast held this year at the Bartlesville Community Center. The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation first hosted the breakfast in 2010 to recognize former educators for their dedication and passion to their profession and their students.  This year, the Foundation inducted Helen Raible, Earl Sears, and Barbara Tunin into the Educator Hall of Fame.

“Our breakfast is a treasured event.  We honor our former educators for their impact in the classroom, while raising funds to support the efforts of our current educators,” said the Foundation’s Executive Director, Blair Ellis.  “It is always an inspiring morning – highlighting the important role teachers play in the lives of their students.  You leave with a renewed appreciation for teachers and for our community.   The success of the breakfast over the years and high attendance on Thursday demonstrate how much Bartlesville values quality education and supports the teachers that make our town unique,” Ellis stated.

Each inductee was given a $1,000 grant to designate to the school or program of their choice.  They were awarded as follows:

  • Helen Raible chose to give her grant to the Jane Phillips Elementary School.
  • Earl Sears awarded his grant to Central Middle School.
  • Barbara Tunin gave her grant to Wayside Elementary School.

In addition to honoring the three inductees, the breakfast featured music from the Bartlesville High School Jazz Choir.

The Foundation debuted its 2019 grant impact video during the morning, featuring grants awarded to teachers at various school sites.

Proceeds from the event support the Foundation’s grants to educators program.  Through this program, the Foundation funds grants to teachers for classroom supplies and equipment, professional development opportunities, and visits from experts.

Key support for the event was provided by our generous community partners:

Presenting Sponsor: Truity Education Foundation

Corporate Sponsor: ConocoPhillips

Inductee Sponsors: Arvest Bank, Phillips 66, and Charlie and Corky Bowerman

Administration/School Board Sponsors: PSO, Truity Credit Union

School Table Sponsors:












Honor Roll Sponsors:

Laura Birk and Carla White – PEO Chapter FT

Mary and Harry Deathe and Nancy MeGee

Cheryl Cowles and Sheila Stephenso

For more information on this event or the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation, call  our executive director at 918-336-8600, ext 3523.

We’re already looking forward to next year!

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