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Meet the dynamic leadership team steering our organization towards excellence. They collectively drive innovation, foster collaboration, and inspire the team to achieve shared goals.

Megan Oftedal

Executive Director

Dr. Megan Oftedal is a results-driven data leader with over a decade of experience in both the public and private sectors. She is excited to serve OEQA and transform it into a P20 data and analytics hub to inform policy and improve educational outcomes.

She previously built and led data science teams at both Meta and American Fidelity, where she spearheaded several impactful enterprise-wide data initiatives. She also has an extensive background in educational policy and research, including tenure at the RAND Corporation where her work focused on aligning educational funding with quality outcomes and fostering innovation in K-12 education.

Dr. Oftedal earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Loyola Chicago, holds a PhD in Policy Analysis from the RAND Pardee Graduate School and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University's Center for Educational Policy.

Susan Pinson

Deputy Director

Susan Pinson is a professional learning leader with diverse experience in P-20 public education. She embraces the opportunity to serve OEQA in advancing initiatives to support educators.

Susan Pinson has dedicated her professional journey to public education by serving in various roles including classroom teacher, district technology integration specialist, and professional learning leader. In her most recent role at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, she developed teacher induction programs aimed at supporting early-career educators, site-based mentors, and virtual instructional coaches. Susan also played a pivotal role in managing a statewide learning management system and overseeing the development of asynchronous modules designed for professional growth, including courses providing micro-credentials.

Last Modified on Apr 29, 2024
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