North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

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Tulsa Public Schools, District 3
Former Board Member

Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, served as the Tulsa Public School District 3 Board Member for 12 years (2005-2017) and served as the President for two terms. She is committed to continuing her work to support Tulsa Public Schools, to bring about equity in education for all students. Dr. Turner-Addison is a very motivated, dedicated and passionate community advocate, educator and volunteer who focuses on obtaining results that will benefit families and the community of Tulsa.

Some of the words that embodies her essences, is as follow: A visionary, strategic planner and detailed oriented individual who focus on results. She has proven experience in designing and implementing programs, policies and practices to ensure smooth operations of an organization. Dr. Turner-Addison has exceptional understanding of how to work with and provide appropriate information to board of directors, commissions and committee groups. She has a strong ability to identify and prioritize issues, an effective communicator with both internal and external audiences. She has the ability to analyze various viewpoints and mediate concerns (individual, public, political, employer, and employees); thereby arriving at recommendations that are acceptable by parties impacted. 

What more can we share about Dr. Turner-Addison; she has analytical expertise and proven experience with preparation of financials and budgets. She is a hard worker, fast learner and a team player who directly contributes to the day to day operations of an organization, while effectively managing staff and/or volunteers to achieve goals, through fostering a relationship of high expectations, trust and respect. She is also knowledgeable about governance of City municipality, educational institutions and nonprofit agencies. Her expertise expands to having expertise in the area of business development, fair housing, disability, public relations and program management. She has proven leadership, policy advocacy and public speaking experience. My objectives are focused on supporting the well-being of others and the community of Oklahoma and abroad.

Pictured in front: Dr. Deborah Gist, TPS Superintendent, Arne United States Secretary of Education, Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, TPS Board President (2015).

Lana Turner Addison (left) and superintendent Keith Ballard (right) celebrate after the passing of Project Schoolhouse during a Tulsa Public Schools board meeting at Eisenhower International School in Tulsa on Monday, May 2, 2011. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World File