Professional Oklahoma Educators (POE) & POE Foundation (POEF)
POEF School Finance Workshop | The POE Foundation hosts a biannual workshop covering school finance in the fall and spring. The workshop is typically attended by Encumbrance and Payroll Clerks, Treasurers, Financial Assistants, and Superintendents. The workshop typically includes sessions over legislation, adjustments in employee pay, child nutrition requirements, OCAS coding, school budgets, legal issues, and more.
POEF Excellence in Education Merit & Character Awards Banquet | The POE Foundation hosts an annual banquet, typically in April, to recognize and honor educators for their contributions to excellence in Oklahoma education. The awards are given to recognize educators who truly stand out for their commitment and dedication - not only to student learning, but also to the advancement of the teaching profession. Those recognized are POE members nominated by their peers and fellow educators.
POE Leadership Training Conference | POE hosts an annual conference for POE local chapter officers, leaders or members interested in developing leadership roles in their local POE chapter or in their school. The conference typically takes place in early July. Information provided at the conference includes how to start a local POE chapter, how to grow a current chapter, how to become more active in POE and how to recruit more POE members, as well as legal and legislative information.
Legislative Forums | POE hosts many Legislative Forums across the state. Attendees are invited to ask local legislators questions regarding public education. These forums are open to teachers, parents, students, community members and members of the press. These events are free.
Professional Development | POEF hosts a number of professional development workshops throughout the year. Check out our professional development catalog if you're interested in inviting POE to perform a workshop at your school.