OKSPRA/CCOSA Joint Seminar
Don’t Miss this NEW Professional Learning Opportunity!
CCOSA is offering a one-day session on the latest legal news in education, social media campaigns, Blackboard Accessibility Tools and internal communications for schools in partnership with the Oklahoma School Public Relations Association. OKSPRA is waiving the registration fee as a CCOSA member benefit.
Two of Oklahoma’s leading education attorneys, Karen Long and Mackenzie Wilfong, will share the latest legal updates on DACA, Title IX changes (related to sexual harassment), gender identity and ADA website and social media accessibility requirements for schools.
Session participants will also learn about creating and managing social media campaigns, Blackboard’s web accessibility tools and effective internal communications.
Come for all or part of the day. We know you’ll want to take advantage of this great opportunity for CCOSA members.
Karen L. Long is a shareholder and partner with the Tulsa law firm Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold. Her practice emphasizes labor and employment, civil litigation, and education law. She received her B.A. degree from Christopher Newport College of William & Mary and her J.D. from Oklahoma City University. She has been honored repeatedly in past years and in the current year as an Oklahoma Best Layer and Oklahoma Superlawyer. Karen serves as an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma and is a Commissioner of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission where she is serving her second five-year appointment.
Mackenzie Wilfong is General Counsel for Tulsa Community College, which serves over 25,000 students on four campuses in Tulsa County. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Mackenzie received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. Following law school, she practiced litigation at a national law firm in Kansas City where she specialized in Education and Employment Law, practicing in both Kansas and Missouri. After leaving private practice, Mackenzie joined the U.S. Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights as a Federal enforcement attorney investigating allegations of harassment and discrimination in educational institutions in a five-state region, including Oklahoma. Most recently, she was Associate General Counsel for the Board of Regents of the Oklahoma State University and Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges, representing nine Colleges and Universities across Oklahoma.
Joshua Sauer is the Web & Interactive Media Specialist at Moore Norman Technology Center. He is responsible for most of MNTC’s digital and social media production. Joshua has three years of experience in school public relations and seven total years of experience as a marketing professional. He will finish his master’s degree in public administration from UCO in December. Earlier this year, he planned and implemented a successful Twitter campaign called #Road2NSPRA. He’s also regular participant in #K12PRCHAT which is held every other Tuesday on Twitter.
Tara Thompson is the Director of Communications for Northeast Tech in Pryor. She attended Northeastern State University where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication. Thompson began her career in education as the Director of Communication at Jenks Public Schools in 2006. Five years later she accepted a position as the Chief Information Officer at Broken Arrow Public Schools, and then in 2014 she joined the Northeast Tech team. In late 2015 Thompson earned her APR credentials, and most recently she was named among NSPRA’s 2016-2017 Class of 35 Under 35.