- Ada, Oklahoma

Local News

June 5, 2013

Hofmeister announces candidacy for state school superintendent

Ada —

The state Department of Education needs to be more open to suggestions from teachers and superintendents, a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction said Monday.

“I think there are great ideas, great need for collaboration. And I think we need to do more listening as we do some implementation of the reforms that have been passed through our Legislature in recent years,” said Joy Hofmeister, a former teacher and business owner.

Hofmeister announced her candidacy to a group of school officials and other voters at Perfect Blend Coffee House, 730 E. Main. She is running against Superintendent Janet Barresi in the Republican primary election, set for June 2014.

Barresi’s tenure has been marked by controversy over the A-F report card system for public schools, budget cuts for education and other issues, but Hofmeister said she did not have a sense of whether Barresi has fallen out of favor with the Republican Party.

A former first-grade teacher, Hofmeister is president of JLH Resources, doing business as Kumon of South Tulsa. Kumon is a local franchise of JLH Resources, which provides academic enrichment in math and reading to children.

Read more in The Ada News. Call 580-332-4433 to subscribe today!


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp

Are you pleased that Oklahoma has repealed Common Core standards for public school students?

     View Results