2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

Jason Scott Proctor

Jason Scott Proctor | Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

  • 9th-12th Grades; Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Advanced Placement Calculus

  • National Board Certified Teacher

  • Tahlequah Public Schools, Tahlequah High School

  • 12 years of teaching experience


  • M. Ed. in Art of Teaching, Marygrove College (Michigan)
  • B.A. in Chemistry Education, Ferris State University (Michigan)

Current Teaching Position

9-12 Grades; Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Advanced Placement Calculus

Teaching Philosophy

"Years ago I learned that the results I witnessed from students directly correlated to the relationships I built with those students.  The more I invested in the individual the further we go. Developing a foundation of trust and genuine concern has been my goal with any and all students who are open."

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Message

"Be intentional about your passion and developing a resilient spirit so you can weather the challenges, finish stronger, and not be satisfied with anything but your best."


Short Bio

2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, Jason Proctor and State Superintendent, Janet BaressiJason Proctor is a math teacher serving in Tahlequah Public Schools. Over the last eight years, he has helped his students excel in the areas of geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus and more.

Outside of the classroom, Proctor serves as the coach for the cross country and track teams at Tahlequah High School. Under his direction, the track and cross country teams have traveled to the state competition and placed and won in several events.

Proctor is an alumnus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids Township, Michigan. There, he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry education.

After becoming an assistant track coach at Big Rapids High School during his freshman year of college, Proctor realized he wanted to become a teacher, changing course from a planned career as a pharmacist. This led him to earn a master’s degree in the “Art of Teaching” from Marygrove College in Detroit.

Since becoming certified, Proctor has continued his education. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, as well as a member of several education organizations.

In 2009, Proctor was named Coach of the Year for his high school, later continuing on to receive Teacher of the Year for both his high school and district.

In fall 2014, Proctor was selected as the 60th Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. He will spend 2015 touring the state, meeting with educators and competing for the title of National Teacher of the Year.

As Oklahoma’s Ambassador for teaching, he believes it is important to give students the confidence to solve problems on paper and in life.

In his words, “It is not about the math or the running. It’s about the impact I can leave on a student’s life.”



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Last updated on April 27, 2015