Board of Education
The Broken Arrow Board of Education (BOE) is an elected Board and enjoys an excellent reputation for unselfish service to the community. School board members tackle the enormous job of governing the school district while preserving the core of our democratic values.
The Board is responsible for establishing policies under which the school system operates while acting within the framework of Oklahoma and federal laws and still being responsible for the unique needs of the community. As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges as they contribute hundreds of hours each year leading our district.
Board of Education President, Zone 1 (Term expires Feb. 2021)
Email Steve Allen
Steve Allen has served as both a teacher and coach in Broken Arrow schools from 1998 to 2002, and is a 1989 graduate of Broken Arrow schools. He is employed as a senior risk consultant for Commercial Risk Group Inc. He belongs to several community organizations, including Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce, Broken Arrow Youth Football, Big Brothers of Oklahoma and more.
Zone 1 school sites are Park Lane ECC, Highland Park Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Timber Ridge Elementary, Oneta Ridge Middle School
Board of Education Vice President, Zone 2 (Term expires Feb. 2022)
Email Steve Majors
Steve Majors graduated from East Central High School, attended Oklahoma University, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics before settling down in Broken Arrow. He and his wife, Sheryl, have two sons who graduated from Broken Arrow High School, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. Majors has been an active part of the community’s youth sports programs, and is currently in sales and quality control for P&M Industries.
Zone 2 school sites are Arrow Springs ECC, Leisure Park Elementary, Lynn Wood Elementary, Vandever Elementary, Sequoyah Middle School, Freshman Academy
Board of Education Clerk, Zone 5 (Term expires Feb. 2020)
Email Jerry Denton
Jerry Denton was born and raised in the great state of Oklahoma with strong family ties to Broken Arrow, where his parents were businesses owners. Mr. Denton attended school from Kindergarten through graduation in the BA District. After high school graduation, he proudly served his home state and country in the U.S. Navy. After the service, and wanting to stay close to his roots, he returned to Broken Arrow to raise his family. Like their father, his children attended their entire K – 12 school years in Broken Arrow! Mr. Denton is a successful leader in the corporate world, and currently is the Supervisor of Inside Sales and Service at Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties.
Mr. Denton enjoys going to the lake with his family, riding his Harley and LOVES his granddaughter!
Mr. Denton says, “I continue to enjoy watching the District grow and want to help guide the vision of the District to be the best District in the state. I am proud to be a Tiger, forever!”
Zone 5 school sites are Oak Crest Elementary, Rhoades Elementary, Broken Arrow Options Academy
Board of Education Deputy Clerk, Zone 4 (Term expires Feb. 2019)
Email Cheryl Kelly
Cheryl Kelly was originally elected to serve the Broken Arrow School District Zone 4 board seat in April, 2009, and after re-election in February, 2014, she is now in her second term of office. In addition to serving on the Broken Arrow Board of Education, Ms. Kelly is currently a Region 4 Board of Director for the Oklahoma State School Board Association. Active in the community, she is a graduate of Leadership Broken Arrow, serves as an appointee to the Economic Development Corporation and is a board member for the Broken Arrow Chamber.
Along with her passion of serving the community, Ms. Kelly loves spending time with her family, is an active sports enthusiast, and loves animals.
Her Bachelors and Masters degrees were obtained from Northeastern State University and she had an active career in education before retiring. She believes that public education is the foundation of our democracy and will continue to work to ensure that all children have educational opportunities to a successful future.
Zone 4 school sites are Aspen Creek ECC, Aspen Creek Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, Wolf Creek Elementary, Childers Middle School, Oliver Middle School
Board of Education Member, Zone 3 (Term expires Feb. 2023)
Email Mr. Cockrell
John Cockrell graduated from Broken Arrow in 1992 and is currently a captain and paramedic with the Broken Arrow Fire Department. He has served as president of the Broken Arrow Firefighters Association since 2010 and holds a bachelor’s degree in fire and emergency services from Northeastern State University.
Cockrell and his wife, Jonna, are the proud parents of triplets who are sophomores at Broken Arrow High School. Sons Bryce and Jackson are on the wrestling team and daughter Alexandria is a cheerleader.
Zone 3 school sites are Creekwood ECC, Arrowhead Elementary, Country Lane Intermediate, Country Lane Primary, Creekwood Elementary, Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow High School
Board Minutes Clerk
Email Debbie Hill