Director of Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and high school teacher receive BA Chamber Women’s Community Impact Award
Broken Arrow Public Schools Director of the Performing Arts Center Kim Vento and high school art teacher Jennifer Deal recently received the Women’s Community Impact Award at the Broken Arrow Chamber’s final Successful Women’s Luncheon of the year. Alesha Wickersham, who works at the Broken Arrow Police Department, was the third recipient of the award.
This year, 16 women were nominated, and each completed an application to be judged by chamber professionals from outside of Oklahoma.
Established in 2016, the Women’s Community Impact Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women who are making a significant impact in Broken Arrow through their professional careers and community involvement.
“I am so humbled,” said Vento, who has been with Broken Arrow Public Schools for 24 years. “It is hard to find the words to describe how grateful I am for the community in which I live. From our incredible school district to our thriving city, Broken Arrow is continuing to make a name for itself around the nation, and I’m honored to be part of it all.”
Deal agrees with Vento’s sentiments.
“I stay busy in Broken Arrow. I teach. I serve on boards and committees. I help organize a variety of events. It all happens behind the scenes, and I do it because I absolutely love Broken Arrow,” Deal said, who has been with Broken Arrow Public Schools for 22 years. “To be one of the three women recognized this year was totally unexpected, and I am thrilled.”