Officer Candidates 2020-2022
Candidate for Chair-elect
Rebecca Marie Farley is currently a full-time assistant professor of education at Oklahoma Baptist University She is certified as a teacher of early childhood, elementary, middle school language arts, and K-12 reading specialist She is a former national board-certified teacher in Literacy-Reading/Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. SMarie served in the public-school setting for a total of 22 years in 7th grade language arts, 4th grade, kindergarten, and first grade, as well as serving for many years as a reading specialist. Marie currently serves on the OKLA board as secretary. Marie is also the current president of the Oklahoma Higher Education Reading Council and helps to facilitate Literacy Collaborations in Shawnee.
Candidate for Secretary
Stacey Goodwin is currently a Title I reading teacher at Madison Middle School in Bartlesville. She is completing her 20th year in education, all in Bartlesville where she has taught 2nd grade and been a primary-level reading interventionist. In 2015, she was selected as Ranch Heights Teacher of the Year. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2000 and her master’s leading to a reading/literacy specialist certification in 2017, both at Oklahoma State University. For the last two summers, she co-led the OKLA Summer Book studies featuring Beers & Probst’s Disrupting Thinking in 2018 and Fisher, Frey, and Hattie’s Visible Learning for Literacy in 2019. In addition to being an active OKLA member, she is also a member of the Oklahoma Education Association and Bartlesville Education Association.
Candidate for Board Member At-large
Eileen Richardson is an associate professor of teacher education for Cameron University at the Rogers State University Campus in Claremore. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate reading courses in addition to several methods courses. Prior to preparing future teachers, she taught first grade and high school reading. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Northeastern State University and her doctorate from Capella University. She has been a member of OKLA since 2006 and looks forward to attending the conference each year. She models active membership by bringing her Junior Classes to the annual conference. She appreciates the work of OKLA to promote a love of reading and would be honored to take a more active in continuing its success.