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Three educators set for induction into Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame

Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame to add Bethany administrator, two retired teachers from Lawton.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm •  Published: July 26, 2014
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A Bethany administrator and two retired teachers from Lawton have been selected for induction into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame.

Kent Shellenberger, Glenda B. Sullivan and Betty J.C. Wright will be honored Friday during a banquet and induction ceremony at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club.

Nominees are evaluated in seven areas, including professional experience, recognitions and awards, research, community service and leadership.

Shellenberger is the longtime superintendent of Bethany Public Schools and an adjunct professor at Southern Nazarene University. He serves on the governor’s Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability, and a state special education task force.

Sullivan, who taught for nearly 30 years, is recognized nationally as a geographic education expert. In 1995, she received the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Medal for Secondary Education. She was named Lawton Teacher of the Year in 1996.

Wright spent most of her 49-year teaching career in Oklahoma, alternating between school districts in Lawton and Oklahoma City. In 1964, she taught at a school for black students and was recruited to help integrate a school on Lawton’s north side. She has received numerous awards and honors and has served for 22 years on the Rose State College Board of Regents.