OMES employees answer the call to serve Oklahoma schools
By Destiny Washington
Over 30 employees at the Office of Management and Enterprise Services stepped up to volunteer in K-12 schools across Oklahoma this past winter. Following an executive order from Gov. Kevin Stitt that allowed state employees to serve as substitute teachers during the COVID-19-related teacher shortage, OMES team members answered the call with their Get Stuff Done spirit.
OMES program manager Shauna Cole was one of the first to sign up.
OETA got a chance to visit with Cole about her experience substituting for a second-grade classroom at Cesar Chaves Elementary School in Oklahoma City. Check out the Jan. 28 episode of the Oklahoma News Report to watch her interview and learn more about other state government employees who volunteered as substitute teachers.