The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

May 18, 2013

Enid’s David McCune is recognized by Oklahoma Directors of Special Services

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to David McCune for being honored June 6 with a statewide award from the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services.

The Enid Public Schools director of special services has been in his role 20 years. Deservingly, he has been named 2013 Director of the Year.

McCune has been instrumental in expanding high quality programming and placement options for students with disabilities, developing community partnerships, and supporting students, families and colleagues.  

“He builds relationships with families, with teachers and with students to ensure they are receiving the best education to fit their individual needs,” said Shawn Hime, superintendent for EPS.

Congrats, David! We’re proud of you!

Major thumbs up for Eddie Lou Strimple being named Enid Public Schools Teacher of the Year during the Enid Education Association Recognition and Retirement Banquet.

The Oklahoma Music Education Association Hall of Fame inductee is music teacher at McKinley Elementary School.

She has taught with EPS all 42 of her years as a teacher.

She will go on to represent EPS in the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year competition.

Best of luck!

More academic thumbs up to Lincoln Academy for reaching a major milestone.

For 20 years, the alternative school has been the place students turn to when traditional high school is not working for them. Lincoln’s 1,000th graduate recently walked the stage to get a diploma.

Way to go!

After three years in Enid, Majors John and Geri Dancer will be leaving Enid’s Salvation Army and moving to a new assignment in Brunswick, Ga.

Their last day on duty will be June 16. The next day, they will pack their personal possessions into a rented car and drive to Georgia, where they will serve the Salvation Army corps in that community.

The incoming ministers for Enid’s Salvation Army are no strangers to Oklahoma.

Captains Ernest and Debra Hull are coming from Lawton the week of June 17. Eight of their 13 years in ministry have been served in the Sooner State.

Both the Hulls grew up on Long Island, N.Y., and are lifelong Salvationists.

Thanks to Majors John and Geri Dancer for your service to our community. And more thumbs up to the Hulls for coming to serve Enid.

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