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Leaders congratulate School for the Blind’s Teacher of the Year

Thursday, October 24, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Muskogee leaders and legislators recently recognized Oklahoma School for the Blind’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, Laura Leatherman from Muskogee.

Leatherman, who is a fourth-grade teacher at OSB, was selected for the honor by a committee of co-workers.

She is a finalist for Professional Oklahoma Educators for Special Education.

For more information about OSB’s programs for children who are blind or visually impaired, phone 877-229-7136 toll free or visit

Five people stand with a woman holding a certificate in a conference room

Muskogee resident Laura Leatherman is honored as the Oklahoma School for the Blind’s 2019 Teacher of the Year (from left): Tony Pivec, Indian Capital Technology Center director; Senator Dewayne Pemberton; Representative Avery Frix; Leatherman; Shawna Coplen, OSB elementary principal; and Rita Echelle, OSB Superintendent.

For more information contact

Jody Harlan, DRS Communications Director
office 405-951-3473 cell 405-203-1318

Last Modified on Jan 07, 2021
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