OKTOY Blog: Inauguration Day

Inauguration (n.): A ceremony to mark the beginning of something.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister joins other state officers at the 2015 Oklahoma inauguration ceremony

For Oklahoma educators, yesterday was Inauguration Day on multiple fronts. Across the state students on college campuses returned to classes, teaching candidates began their internships and our state swore in our 14th State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister. Excitement was in the air.

I spent the day on the campus of the University of Oklahoma welcoming the newest teaching candidates into the profession. They are beginning their journey toward becoming teachers of impact at a unique time in our profession. Their excitement and professional passion will be great fuel to help as we all work together to chart the future course of education in Oklahoma. It is always encouraging to be in a room of excited young educators, their youthful energy and eagerness to get into the classroom is uplifting.

For those of us who have been serving our communities as educators, yesterday was equally uplifting in that it marks a day of future potential. No one can say for certain what the education landscape will look like, but many are excited at the opportunity to not only overcome our current challenges but the prospect of the unexpected.

I wish the best to those teaching candidates taking their first steps into the profession and to Superintendent Hofmeister. I look forward to seeing what great things you all have to offer our amazing profession in the years to come.

By: Jason Proctor
2015 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year




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Last updated on January 13, 2015