Medal for Excellence Winners

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Academic Awards Program

Medal for Excellence Winners

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the winners of its 2018 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence awards honoring five outstanding educators in Oklahoma’s public schools.

Each of the five winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a glass “Roots and Wings” sculpture, designed by the late Oklahoma artist Ron Roberts and produced by Tim Brown of Edmond. Medals are awarded annually to outstanding Oklahoma teachers, one each at the elementary, secondary, community college/regional university and research university levels. In addition, the foundation presents a Medal for Excellence to an exceptional administrator from the elementary or secondary level. 

The 2018 Medal for Excellence winners are: 

Brandi Caldwell, Lakeview Elementary School, Norman (elementary level)

Janet Johnson, Clyde Boyd Middle School, Sand Springs (secondary)

Ronia Davison, principal, Sadler Arts Academy, Muskogee (elementary/secondary administration)

Dr. Margaret Cotter-Lynch, professor of English and Honors Program Director, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant (regional university/community college)

Dr. Tyler Ley, professor of civil engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (research university)