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Creating a Legacy of Leadership fy 2009

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1 Contents 3 Letter from Superintendent/CEO 4 Board of Education 5 Administration & Leadership 6 Mission/Vision 7 Our Namesake: Dr. Tuttle 8 Oklahoma’s CareerTech System 9 Francis Tuttle District 10 Enrollment 12 Adult & Career Development Classes 14 Business & Industry Services 16 Career Training Programs 18 Special Programs 20 Budget 21 Revenues/Expenditures 22 Thinking Green 24 Rockwell 2010 26 Successes 28 Serving the Community 30 Wellness Program 31 Francis Tuttle Foundation 32 Partnerships

Bosses inherit subordinates– leaders earn followers.




Letter from Superintendent/CEO Dear Francis Tuttle Stakeholder:

Dr. Tom Friedemann Superintendent/CEO

This Annual Report demonstrates some

All of Oklahoma has faced economic

of the successes from our ongoing efforts, and it

challenges not seen for generations. Yet, through

serves as a measure of our progress. I have every

the foresight of state and local leaders, our

confidence that we will continue to fulfill the

communities have not been impacted as deeply

desires of students and business clients to not

as some regions of the country.

only achieve, but to exceed their goals.

Over the years, diversification of the

Our mission, to prepare our customers

makeup of Oklahoma industry has helped

for success in the workplace, is our primary

ke ep coffers sheltere d from e conom ic

goal. Collectively, our ideas, efforts and

downturn. Francis Tuttle has played an

resources create an environment where each

integral role in helping area businesses

student can learn new skills, and businesses

maintain a quality workforce and boost

can develop new, customized tools that

productivity in spite of national trends.

strengthen their bottom line.

I am proud of the efforts that the staff

Please take a few moments to review some

and faculty at Francis Tuttle put into serving

of the highlights of 2008-2009. The students,

students, business clients and the communities

staff and faculty stand proud and look forward

that comprise the district. This sense of pride is

to exceeding these in years ahead.

commonplace at our institution, and student achievement reflects this positive attitude.


Support from the community reinforces all of this, and tells us that you believe in Francis Tuttle, and for that, we thank you.

Tom Friedemann, Ed.D.


Board of Education Always open to suggestions of how to do things better, the Board has consistently shown strong commitment to students, employees and district patrons, represented by a combined 90+ years of service to the district.




Kurt Loeffelholz


Buddy Sanford

3 David Gillogly

Zone 1 - Putnam City Public School

Zone 2 - Deer Creek Public School

Zone 3 - Putnam City Public School

District North; Deer Creek Public School District South

District North; Crescent Public School District; Edmond Public School District West

District ,Central Area; Millwood School District

Office Term: 2006-2011

Board Office: Member



Office Term: 2007-2012 Board Office: Clerk


Office Term: 2008-2013

Board Office: Vice President

Member Since: 2008

Occupation: Owner/President,

Member Since: 1981

Occupation: Economics & Management

Occupation: Vice President, Member’s

Remedy Staffing of Oklahoma

Financial Services, Weokie Credit Union


Suzette Northcutt rhodes


Bob Turner

Zone 4 - Putnam City Public School

Zone 5 - Edmond Public School

District, South; Western Heights Public School District

District, East

Office Term: 2009-2014

Board Office: President

Member Since: 2007

(previously served 1979-2000)

Occupation: President, Suzette

Northcutt Rhodes Consulting (a division of SuNor Properties, Inc.); Adjunct Professor, School of Professional Studies, Southern Nazarene University

Office Term: 2010-2015

Board Office: Member

Member Since: 1979 Occupation: Co-founder of Turner &

Company, a building development firm

Member Since: 2001

Part-Time Instructor, Oklahoma Baptist University; Retired President & Chief Operations Officer, Express Personnel


Administration & Leadership










Chief Technology Officer



Stacy Tiger

3 Dr. peggy geib


Michelle Keylon



Dave brown



Chief of Staff

Chief Industry Officer Chief Quality Officer



Chief Career Planning Officer Executive Director, Instruction Executive Director, Facility Development

Director, Industrial and Technical/Personal Services Programs RICK DIMIT

Director, Human Resources MALCOLM FOWLER

Director, Portland Campus marie howard

Director, Reno Campus


Ken Koch

Director, Marketing & Communications DR. MILLIE weatherford

Administrator/Principal, Rockwell Campus JODY WEMHANER

Director, Health Sciences Programs

Our Mission

The fundamental reason we exist is to serve our stakeholders. This is the focal point of all our efforts:

We prepare our customers for success in the workplace. Our Vision

In pursuit of Francis Tuttle’s preferred future, we are constantly striving to achieve our vision:

To be the first choice for programs and services in career and technology education.


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oUR namesake: Dr. Francis Tuttle Francis Tuttle Technology Center is named in honor of the founder of Oklahoma’s CareerTech system, the late Dr. Francis Tuttle. Dr. Tuttle was known internationally as an innovator and a pioneer in career and technology education. His far-reaching vision created the system that has been hailed as one of the premier systems in the nation, as well as a model for consolidation of school resources. Dr. Tuttle initiated the programs and an educational system that serves as the economic development branch of Oklahoma education. His belief was that specific focus on the workforce needs of the marketplace with the delivery of on-time, just-intime, customized training for business and industry wishing to locate in our state would indeed lead to a diverse economic infrastructure. His vision and dedication to Oklahoma’s vocationaltechnical education system continues to provide a skilled, ready-made workforce for American Dr. francis tuttle

industry. International visitors hoping to replicate Dr. Tuttle’s vision come to see first-hand the training system lauded by economic development experts in their respective nations. Francis Tuttle Technology Center takes pride in being the namesake school of Dr. Tuttle.



Oklahoma’s CareerTech System Oklahoma’s internationally renowned CareerTech system

develop an infrastructure that would provide training for a

had its beginnings amidst a crisis of worldwide significance,

quality workforce for manufacturers to locate to our state or

which prompted America to move to overcome the world’s

expand existing businesses.

fear and disbelief. America’s superiority in technology and

As State Coordinator of Area Vocational-Technical

education was challenged in 1957, when Russian scientists

Schools in Oklahoma, Dr. Francis Tuttle had a vision

launched Sputnik and created a “Space Race.”

for implementing the system. Tuttle had wrestled with

U.S. leaders quickly convened to develop strategies to

providing quality CareerTech programs as a high school

address this unprecedented challenge. One strategy emphasized

administrator, and knew of the expense to provide quality

math and science in schools to prepare more scientists and

programs. The federal matching grant was the necessary

engineers to design equipment for space travel. History revealed

catalyst to institute his vision, and with Governor Bartlett

that the U.S. successfully surpassed the Russian challenge, but

and a willing legislature behind him, state funding to launch

on the way to the moon, it became clear that a piece of the

the system became a reality.

puzzle was missing—a growing number of scientists called for

By providing quality training for high school and

a greater number of trained technicians who could assist in

adult students, as well as business and industry clients,

building, altering, repairing and maintaining this equipment.

CareerTech serves as the economic development branch of

In 1963, the Kennedy administration established a blueribbon taskforce to address this critical shortage and set forth

Oklahoma’s education system by focusing on the workforce needs of the marketplace.

The National Vocational Education Act of 1963. It authorized

Francis Tuttle Technolog y Center works closely with

matching funds to states to expand vocational education

business and education partners to address concerns specific to

programs in a manner that would work locally.

the local business community. Thousands of individuals seeking

Dewey Bartlett campaigned for Governor on a platform

a productive career, a quality lifestyle, or simply a new skill take

of economic development, stating that diversification and

advantage of their local technology centers, and Francis Tuttle

attracting new industry into the state would be required to

is proud to be part of Oklahoma’s strong CareerTech system.

accomplish long-term stability. Part of Bartlett’s plan was to


Francis Tuttle District The Fr a ncis Tuttle distr ict is a

consolidated technolog y center district comprised of the Crescent, Deer Creek, Edmond, Millwood, Putnam Cit y Crescent is located approximately 20 miles North of the Francis Tuttle Portland Campus.

and Western He i g ht s Pu b l i c S c h o o l districts—a total of 415 square miles.

Deer Creek edmond

putnam city


western heights


Enrollment 2008-2009 Enrollment Adult & Career Development (7.5%) Business & Industry Services (8.5%) Career Training Programs (84%)

TOTAL ENROLLMENTS (FTE*): 3,041.37 *One full time equivalency (FTE) is equivalent to 525 classroom hours. Each high school student attending one-half day (3 hours) generates one FTE over the course of one school year. An adult student attending all day (6 hours) over the course of one school year generates two FTEs.

OUR enrollment




Adult & Career Development


Business & Industry Services


Career Training Programs





Adult and Career Development classes are short-term training classes designed to help adults learn specific skills. These are developed based on community needs and interests, and are often developed from a portion of one of Francis Tuttle’s Career Training Programs.

Bus in e ss a n d in d ustr y tr a in ing i s customized for the respective industry and/or company, as required by their specific needs. Examples include: When the City of Edmond, Okla., asked for a cross-training program for Public Works employees in wastewater, water line and street maintenance, Francis Tuttle BIS team members helped to develop a comprehensive, standardized training curriculum that is now poised to roll out for other municipalities, as well. When a local wind energy company sought a quick ramp-up of qualified service technicians, a mere ninety days passed from an initial conversation to holding the first wind turbine technician training program.

Career Training Programs are specifically designed to deliver the knowledge and skills necessary for students to go directly from classrooms and labs to a career. Equipment and facilities replicate that with which students will work, and curriculum is developed with advisory c o mm i tte e inp ut f ro m emp l oy e e s and business owners working in each respective industry.


Adult & Career Development Classes During the 2008-2009 school year, Adult & Career Development programs totaled 11,780 enrollments. A wide variety of offerings are available in different

Online Campus

formats, locations and timeframes to meet the varying needs of

All students, current and prospective, have access to more

busy adults. Many of these lead to program completion, and/or

than 1,500 courses online, via Francis Tuttle’s Online Campus.

prepare students for third-party certification.

The Online Campus is designed to meet the educational goals of diverse learners, offering career training programs and adult

Classes range from professional continuing education

continuing education courses in convenient learning formats,

for licensing requirements, to personal and professional

while providing learners worldwide with Francis Tuttle’s highly

development, to special interests and crafts. Times vary from

regarded professional education, anytime, anywhere.

daytime to evening and weekends. Classes are offered at each of Francis Tuttle’s three campuses, as well as the Downtown Community Center in Edmond.

Students can log in at any time and have access to recorded audio lectures, video presentations and interactive simulations, and review examples and supporting materials via the Internet.

New classes are often formed due to district demand,

Students may interact with instructors and with each other

and new instructors are sought to fill requests for classes. A

through live lectures, chat, messaging and discussion boards.

continuing effort for citizen and industry-specific input is

Programs are structured in one of two ways: cohort-based,

sought for class offerings to meet the varied needs of individuals

in a structured, small group format to build strong, lasting

and business employees. In addition, classes are reviewed on a

relationships among students; or self-paced, to meet the

regular basis to determine interest levels to continue offerings.

individual schedules and time frames of busy learners.

TOTAL ENROLLMENTS: 11,780 (229 FTE*) *One full time equivalency (FTE) is equivalent to 525 classroom hours. Each high school student attending one-half day (3 hours) generates one FTE over the course of one school year. An adult student attending all day (6 hours) over the course of one school year generates two FTEs.

Criminal Justice Francis Tuttle is a resource for continuing education programs, including skills upgrades for professional development, personal enrichment, special interest classes, and required courses for professional licensing, such as those leading toward home inspector certification.


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Business & Industry Services The Business & Industry Services team at Francis Tuttle served more than 400 companies in 2008-2009. Business and Industry Services at Francis Tuttle is a

The team’s primary goal is to help businesses meet and

comprehensive business consulting and training resource group

exceed expectations. The team served more than 400 companies

comprised of specialists experienced in a variety of industries. We

in 2008-2009, with 15,713 enrollments in training courses,

understand that all things impact the bottom line and we create

workshops and seminars, customized according to market needs

customized business performance solutions to address the needs

for each individual business and organization. In addition,

of an organization as a whole. From training for new technologies,

the Business and Entrepreneurial Services program assisted

to strategic planning for business ventures, to specialized safety

56 clients in creating and implementing strategies, goals,

training for the unique hazards of the workplace, we offer services

and objectives to help strengthen their companies. The Bid

to develop, enhance and ensure the success of local businesses,

Assistance Center served 215 companies that sought to learn

whether a sole proprietor or a Fortune 500 company.

more about selling to the government.

2008-2009 Enrollment Customized Industry Training: 3,357 (20.0%) Government Entity Training: 1,782 (10.6%) Safety Training: 7,652 (45.7%) Training for Existing Industry: 692 (4.1%) Training for Industry Program (TIP): 2,230 (13.3%)

TOTAL ENROLLMENTS: 15,713 (257.26 FTE*) *One full time equivalency (FTE) is equivalent to 525 classroom hours. Each high school student attending one-half day (3 hours) generates one FTE over the course of one school year. An adult student attending all day (6 hours) over the course of one school year generates two FTEs.

Preparing Aircraft Sheet Metal mechanics to repair and overhaul America’s public and private aircraft requires stringent attention to detail and specific knowledge of applicable tools and materials. The safety of our armed forces and the flying public depend on these quality craftsmen each day.


sheet metal


16 Career Training Programs “As of one year following completion, 96.0 percent of students were employed in their career area, were serving in the military, continuing their education, and/or were employed in another field.” Francis Tuttle Career Training Programs numbered 3,806 enrollments during 2008-2009. This number represents our commitment to serving the community. Many individual successes and life-changing accounts are among these. Enrollment capacity is set by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Board to maintain an optimum student/teacher ratio. Francis Tuttle maintained 85 percent capacity for the 2008-2009 school year.

Positive Student Placement Francis Tuttle and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education consider Positive Student Placement as employment in the career area of training (placed related), service in the military, continuing education, and/or employment in other fields (placed non-related). Over the last five years, Francis Tuttle has averaged 95.7% Positive Placement. FY04: 95.2% FY05: 94.7% FY06: 95.9% FY07: 94.3% FY08: 96.0% 0 20 40 60 80 100

TOTAL ENROLLMENTS: 3,806 (2,553 FTE*) *One full time equivalency (FTE) is equivalent to 525 classroom hours. Each high school student attending one-half day (3 hours) generates one FTE over the course of one school year. An adult student attending all day (6 hours) over the course of one school year generates two FTEs.

Partner School Service Rate The Francis Tuttle district is comprised of the collective geographic boundaries of its six partner school districts. The “service rate” refers to the percentage of high school junior and senior students served. Francis Tuttle increased the service rate significantly during recent years with a focused effort to assist high school students in their pursuit of education and higher wages. FY04: 12.97% FY05: 18.50% FY06: 20.21% FY07: 20.73% FY08: 21.24% 0 5 10 15 20 25


Students in the Audio & Video Production program learn techniques, equipment, lighting and other behind-the-scenes skills necessary to script, direct and edit broadcast-quality audio and video productions.

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Special Programs “Francis Tuttle is home to several unique programs designed to cater to the specific needs of students.” Project HOPE Project HOPE is a highly successful and nationally

Young Probationer Construction Trades Program

recognized dropout prevention and recover y program

The Young Probationer Construction Trades program helps

developed to assist district high school students to obtain

to guide young Oklahomans to a better life by offering skills

their high school diploma, as well as professional career skills

training in a high growth/high demand and economically vital

preparing them for successful employment. After completion,

industry relevant to the Oklahoman and American economies.

many of these students go on to college. The graduation/

Participants also learn academic skills toward successful

retention rate for Project HOPE is approximately 80 percent, at

completion of a high school diploma or GED, and a framework

the same time that the national average for alternative education

of critical life skills that many lack prior to their participation, all

programs is approximately 50 percent.

while helping to deter them from a life of crime.

Training Oklahomans to be Productive (TOP)

Girl Tech Girl Tech is a mentoring program developed to encourage

The TOP program helps welfare recipients reenter the

females in their pursuit of non-traditional careers in science,

workforce with a marketable, career-focused skill and a series of

engineering and information technology. Students are partnered

“life skills” such as teamwork, conflict resolution, employment

with professional women in a related industry, and participate

interviewing, basic money management and other skills that

in activities designed to motivate and develop leadership skills.

help them to manage life and work on a daily basis. The program is funded by the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and various state initiatives “to get welfare recipients trained and employed.”

Superintendent’s Leadership Academy SLA is designed to maximize capabilities for students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and have been identified by their instructors as having leadership potential.

Career Connections Career Connections is a credit recovery program for freshmen and sophomores being piloted in three Edmond high schools, with emphasis on math, English and careerfocused training.

SLA features a series of development opportunities in areas such as team building, personality type recognition, public speaking and community service.

Students in the Young Probationer Construction Trades program learn residential construction techniques, from carpentry and framing to drywall finishing, in addition to training for the Oklahoma Career Readiness Certificate (WorkKeys), a framework of critical life skills and a G.E.D., for those who need it.





Budget The local patrons of the Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Francis Tuttle is one of twenty-nine Technology Center

district contribute the majority of funding for school operations. As

school districts that receive funding from the State of

shown below, 83.9% of operating funds come from the taxpayers of

Oklahoma. The State uses a Funding Formula to determine the

the Crescent, Deer Creek, Edmond, Millwood, Putnam City and

allocation to the districts. The Funding Formula was recently

Western Heights districts, and other local sources. Another 10.9%

changed, to reallocate limited resources within the system. As

comes from state funding, while 3.6% of operating funds are from

a result of that change, Francis Tuttle’s Formula Allocation is

Federal sources. Small percentages come from various investments

being reduced over a five year period.

and reimbursements.

The State of Oklahoma has experienced a budget shortfall

Francis Tuttle responsibly allocates fiscal resources, serving

during FY 2010 and is forecasting a smaller budget for FY 2011.

as good stewards of taxpayer funds, as decisions are weighed

This has resulted in a reduction of State funding for Francis

carefully based on long-term objectives.

Tuttle. In response to these changes, Francis Tuttle reviews and decreases discretionary spending as required.

THE finances


21 Revenues Local: Ad Valorem: $37,535,109 (77.2%) Local: Tuition & Other $3,240,304 (6.7%) Interest: $723,966 (1.5%) State: $5,318,675 (10.9%) Federal: $1,749,600 (3.6%) Reimbursements: $40,505 (Less than 1%)

TOTAL REVENUE: $48,608,159

Expenditures Instruction: 16,385,217 (35.8%) Instructional Support: 5,248,157 (11.5%) Operational Support: 14,754,733 (32.3%) Non-Instructional Services: 1,174,959 (2.6%) Financial Aid and Other Uses: 1,149,369 (2.5%) Capital Outlay: 5,774,563 (12.6%) Debt Service: 1,211,896 (2.7%) Repayments: 34,888 (Less than 1%)

TOTAL EXPENDITURES: $45,733,782 The difference between Revenues and Expenditures is carried forward to the following year’s budget.


Thinking Green Francis Tuttle takes pride in the efforts of all employees to be environmentally friendly, some of which include: • Replacing exterior lighting with more energy efficient fixtures

• Use of environmentally friendly products on lawns, plants and sidewalks

• Adding a “Bulb Eater” system to grind and recycle used light bulbs

• Continuation of replacing hand towel dispensers with recycled paper and efficiency dispensers

• Installation of more energy efficient light switches and ceiling sensors to turn off lights when not in use

• Environmentally friendly and energy efficient use of building materials and methods in construction

• Installation of energy efficient T-8 interior lighting fixtures and bulbs

Researching systems to determine the most energyand cost-efficient drinking water methods and products, including a pilot program to convert airborne humidity into drinking water

• Installation of waterless plumbing fixtures where feasible

• Recycling of oil, anti-freeze, other lubricants, batteries and tires in the auto services programs

• Recycling of used carpet

• Improved paper recycling program

• Continuation of a cardboard recycling program

• Use of recycled paper products when feasible

• Replacement and recycling of damaged ceiling tiles

• Planting of additional trees

• Use of environmentally friendly products and recycling of product containers in student hair salons


• Elimination of purchasing polystyrene cups

• Utilizing environmentally friendly cleaning products and more efficient building materials • Meetings include “paperless” agendas, projected on a screen whenever possible, and, when handout materials are necessary, printing a limited number •

Continuation of a water-based, environmentally friendly automotive paint system in the Automotive Collision Repair program (which will be required of all collision repair facilities in Oklahoma by 2012)

• Continued partnership with The University of Central Oklahoma to study new environmentally friendly products and procedures

Twenty trees were planted at Francis Tuttle campuses to commemorate Earth Day.





Rockwell 2010 …strategically planned to deliver positive economic impact by serving new customers and helping to fuel further economic development. Francis Tuttle is moving forward with the Rockwell 2010

Another major objective of Rockwell 2010 is to address

Project to strengthen employment and growth opportunities

environmental responsibilities and operational efficiencies. This

for a strong and exciting future in the district. Growth in both

objective will be met by utilizing green construction materials

population and breadth of industries necessitate this major

and techniques, and by purchasing furniture and equipment

construction project, strategically planned to deliver positive

which minimize adverse environmental impact.

economic impact by serving new customers and helping to fuel further economic development.

Francis Tuttle’s customers and employees will see improvements as the various phases of Rockwell 2010 are

The new facilities for the Business & Industry Services

completed, including centralized and accessible dining

division will be the first structural component completed,

and commons areas; enhanced campus safety and security

followed by the School of Culinary Arts and repurposing of

measures; improved traffic and parking management; and

space and expansion for the Health Sciences Center. As a part

improved access to buildings.

of Francis Tuttle’s Master Plan, a great deal of consideration and

Francis Tuttle has consistently demonstrated that we put

research went into the decisions on how best to serve patrons of

our facilities to good use to benefit students and the Oklahoma

the district.

economy. Rockwell 2010 is the next step in the evolution of

A major objective of Rockwell 2010 has been to anticipate and plan for the long-range development and construction of the Rockwell Campus by revising, repairing and completing the infrastructure; planning for future building sites and related parking; anticipating re-purposed uses for existing buildings; and protecting and improving “green” spaces.

facilities and grounds, poising the district for strategic growth.

The Rockwell 2010 project is unfolding rapidly as Francis Tuttle strategically expands to meet the workforce needs of local employers. The new facilities will help to strengthen the Oklahoma economy by increasing employee training opportunities for new and existing companies.


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Successes Francis Tuttle Technology Center celebrated many successes during 2008-2009. Among them were student accomplishments and individual staff recognitions, as well as organizational achievements. Student National Gold Medalists More than 200 students placed in the Top 10 in State and District competitions, and 82 students competed in their respective National competitions, with 9 earning National Gold Medals in student organization contests: HOSA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN Postsecondary Practical Nursing/Medical Reading

Tawna Pickle Christy Pena Traci Hinkle

BPA National Leadership Conference in Reno, NV Postsecondary Computer Animation Team

Matthew Wangler Jeanna Staerkel FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN Occupational Job interview

Farah Aboubead DECA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA Program of Work Team

Rex Douglas Elysa Powers Shaune Palen





Student & Staff Successes

• Pre-Engineering Academy students competed in the FIRST Robotics competition for the fifth consecutive year. • Pre-Engineering and CAD program students combined to win the State Governor’s Challenge of the Real World Design Challenge and placed fourth in the national competition in Washington, DC. • Francis Tuttle received a 9th consecutive Gold Star S chool Award by the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers. • The Young Probationer Construction Trades Program was named a finalist for the Journal Record’s Innovator of the Year award, marking the 4th consecutive year FT has been a finalist. • Francis Tuttle partner Snap on Tools received Oklahoma Association of Career and Technolog y Education’s (OKACTE) Partners in Progress award. • Superintendent/CEO Dr. Tom Friedemann was honored with the Arch Alexander Award, in recognition of his significant contributions to career and technology education in the State of Oklahoma. • Practical Nursing instructor Stormie Roberson was named the Health Occupations Education division’s Outstanding New Teacher, the OKACTE Outstanding New Teacher and later won the ACTE Region IV New Teacher of the Year award. • Andrew Hammontree ser ved as President of the Oklahoma Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. • Rebecca Conner served as Secretary of the Oklahoma Association of College Testing Personnel, and as Treasurer of the Oklahoma Association of Career and Employment Professionals.

• Shelley Cadamy was selected for OKC Business’ “Forty under Forty,” was recognized by Leadership Oklahoma City for the 2009 Paragon Award for her volunteer work, and was named as a member of The Journal Record’s “2009 Fifty Making a Difference.” • Former Superintendent/CEO Dr. Kay Martin received the AdvancED Innovation Award (parent organization of Nor th Centra l Asso ciation Comm ission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), among others. • Program Development Specialist Earl Bailey and Portland Campus Director Malcolm Fowler were named to the Compressed Natural Gas Advisory Board for Chesapeake Energy. Earl Bailey also served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Trucking Association. • Denton Blevins completed Leadership Edmond Class XXIV. • Fernanda Carment served as an Ambassador for The Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. • Culinary Arts instructor Chef Kim Lynch won two American Culinary Federation Gold medals, as well as “Best in Show” in the pastry chef competition. • Computer Technology instructor Sherri Gleaves received the Outstanding Teacher in Community Service award in the Business and Information Technology Education division. • Marketing and Professional Sales instructor Candice Curry received the New Professional of the Year award in the Marketing Education division. • Pre-Engineering Academy Science and Engineering instructor Julia Utley received the New Professional of the Year award in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics division.


Serving the Community Students and staff at Francis Tuttle participate in many worthy activities each year through community service, encouraging volunteerism and charitable giving. During 2008-2009, Francis Tuttle’s Community Service

• Students and staff regularly participate and collect donations to benefit the American Cancer Society;

Task Force, Francis Tuttle Partners and Friends, documented community service endeavors, some of which included:

• The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

• Staff assisted in the construction of homes and

student organization participated in the Hertz Health

preparation of lawn beds with Central Oklahoma

Fair, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Walk

Habitat for Humanity;

Now for Autism event, the Grace Lutheran Church Health Fair, the Oklahoma State Health Department

• Staff cleared litter at a large metro area park during the

Diabetes Education and Awareness event, collected health care-related items for donation to troops in Iraq,

Oklahoma City Beautiful Litterblitz campaign;

participated in a campus-wide coat drive and adopted a

• Staff co-sponsored (with Edmond Public Schools and

family for the Christmas holiday.

The University of Central Oklahoma) and staffed three Saturday Night Live dances for disabled children and adults;

• Francis Tuttle was also recognized in 2008-2009 as a finalist for the Journal Record’s annual Beacon Awards in the Large Organization Category for Charitable

• Students and staff assisted with the Special Olympics of Oklahoma Bocce Competition in Stillwater;

Influence. With a primary goal to help students with families have an enjoyable Christmas holiday with gifts, food and other items, the Christmas Assistance

• The Students Against Hunger Food Drive was held in the Fall to re-stock the Francis Tuttle food closet for students in need, and contributed to the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank;

• Francis Tuttle staff utilized payroll deduction to contribute to the United Way of Central Oklahoma;

Program, helped 33 families and 90 children.

Our faculty and staff make involvement in community service activities a regular commitment. Student organizations include community service in their charters. As shown here at a Habitat for Humanity site, helping people through our giving of time and resources is always a priority, and is a part of the Francis Tuttle way.





Wellness Program Francis Tuttle established a Wellness Committee during 2008-2009 to assist employees to develop a plan for personal health improvement through prevention, early detection and adoption of healthy lifestyle choices, helping to create an overall more healthy organization. Many opportunities were provided for staff, and an initiative was developed to help students find healthy lifestyle alternatives. The committee sought opportunities which coincided with community service activities for both staff and students to participate. A number of activities were offered, including: • Health screening and flexibility test for full-time staff • Establishment of a Weight Watchers at Work program • Coordination of a Lunch & Learn seminar program • Physical exams (no cost to full-time staff ) • Exercise Classes • Flu and pneumonia vaccinations • Stipend incentive for the adoption and maintenance

of healthy habits

The committee held a student health and wellness fair to distribute information about healthy lifestyle choices, nutrition, and health, vision and dental screening, with plans for continued emphasis on healthy living concepts.


The Francis Tuttle Foundation The Mission of the Francis Tuttle Foundation is “To secure

June 30, 2009, the Foundation made tuition payments of

resources for the purpose of providing financial assistance and

more than $143,466 for three hundred and eight students. All

learning opportunities to students, and to enhance and improve

recipients are students preparing themselves for productive

programs and facilities at Francis Tuttle in alignment with the

roles in the workplace, and in society.

mission of Francis Tuttle.�

Second in magnitude are the student loan programs.

Foundation funds come from employee payroll deduction,

Forty-eight student loans totaling $13,050 were given during

corporate and individual gifts, vending commissions and

2008-2009. Loans are usually repaid in the same school year.

endowment earnings. Fifty-two percent of Francis Tuttle

Student loans up to $300 are made to those whose federal

employees regularly donate to the Foundation through

financial aid has been approved but not yet received.

payroll deduction ($20,060 during 2008-2009).

There are a number of sub -accounts that are

The Foundation has several ways to help needy students.

designated for specific needs, including funds that have

By far the largest is the tuition assistance program. Career

been designated by donors for emergency assistance grants.

Advisors assist the Foundation in selecting the neediest

In 2008-2009, one hundred and thirty-eight students

students. For 2008-2009, the Francis Tuttle Foundation paid

were given assistance through Emergenc y Grants and

tuition for seventy-one students. In the past five years ending

Designated Grants totaling $11,886.



Employee Gifts: $20,060 (21.7%)

Tuition Grants: $33,425 (50.0%)

Corporate & Individual Gifts: $29,214 (31.6%)

Grant from Designated: $10,831 (16.2%)

Endowment Earnings: $9,836 (10.6%)

Emergency Grants: $770 (1%)

Vending Machine Commissions: $22,299 (24.1%)

Employee Benefits: $8,026 (12%)

Dividends & Interest: $11,018 (11.9%)

Operating Expense: $13,782 (20.6%)




Partnerships Francis Tuttle proudly fosters mutually beneficial, win-win

Higher Education Partners

partnerships with many educational, business and community

Oklahoma City Community College

organizations to determine the best long-term strategies to meet

Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City

both current and future demands. Some of our partners are

Oklahoma State University–Okmulgee

listed below:

The University of Central Oklahoma

Program advisory committees (approximately 700 members, representing various industries) Oklahoma Blood Institute (student and staff blood drives) Edmond Downtown Community Center Edmond Economic Development Authority Oklahoma Energy Resources Board Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board The Oklahoma Academy The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Oklahoma Department of Commerce Workforce Oklahoma Center for Municipal Excellence Partner School Districts Crescent Deer Creek Edmond Millwood Putnam City Western Heights

The University of Oklahoma–College of Engineering Oklahoma State University–College of Engineering Oklahoma Christian University – College of Engineering

Chambers of Commerce Deer Creek Chamber of Commerce Edmond Chamber of Commerce Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Northwest Chamber of Commerce South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce The State Chamber of Commerce



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It is the policy of Francis Tuttle not to discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disabilities. This policy shall be followed in the operation of its educational programs and activities, recruitment, admissions, employment practices and other educational services. Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be directed to the Human Resources Director, who serves as the Coordinator of Title IX; Section 504; and Americans with Disabilities Act for all campuses, at 12777 N. Rockwell, Oklahoma City, OK 73142-2789, (405) 717-7799.

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Francis Tuttle Annual Report 2009  

Francis Tuttle's annual report