Creek County Literacy Program Announces New Board of Directors

Creek County Literacy Program (CCLP), A Sapulpa-Based nonprofit Literacy program, has announced its 2014-15 Board of Directors.

Barbara Fuente, Senior Account Manager of HireRight, is the Program’s President. Derald Buckley, Retired Educator, is Vice President.

“This has been a very eventful year for CCLP,” said Fuente. “This is our twenty-fifth year serving Creek County, and summer, which is generally a time that our staff and tutors slow down, has been busier than ever. We recently hosted a workshop in which forty-seven new tutors were trained for our Caring Grands program. Caring Grands are senior citizens who volunteer at area elementary schools with struggling first and second grade readers. We are excited about this new growth.”

CCLP’s Executive Board also includes Shawna Ellis, Human Resources of American Heritage Bank, serving as Treasurer, and Connie Jones, Teacher with Sapulpa Head Start, serving as Secretary.

CCLP introduces seven incoming Board Members:

David Bush, Assistant Financial Advisor, American Heritage Bank, Sapulpa

Heather Hudson, Administrative Assistant of First United Bank of Sapulpa

Dena Livingston, Learner Representative, Show, Inc.

Debby Myskey, Turning Point/Tant Instructor, Central Tech

Tara Osterhout, Principal of Bradley Elementary, Drumright

Greg Pugmire, Vice President, Lon T. Jackson Agency, Insurica, Sapulpa

Christie Walkup, Retired, Sapulpa


Yvonne Allen, Retired, Honorary Board Member

Ian Danziger, Photographer, Danziger Photography, Sapulpa

JoBeth Force, Self Employed, Kellyville

Richard Fulton, Frames by Richard, Sapulpa

Scott Gordon, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Sapulpa

Donna Hall, Teacher, Edison Elementary, Bristow

Cynthia Holtwick, Retired, Sapulpa

Art Johnson, Retired, Drumright

Barbara Morris, Retired, Drumright

April Roth, Teacher, Liberty Elementary, Sapulpa

Martha Stalker, Director, Bartlett Carnegie Library, Sapulpa

Lois Thurston, Learner Representative, Glenpool

Laura Yost, Principal, Kellyville Elementary School

John Mark Young, Attorney, Young & Young Law Office


Creek County Literacy Program is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage, educate and aspiring readers to overcome the barriers of illiteracy.

2014 CCLP Board web

Front Row and incoming members: Dena Livingston (Learner Rep), Christie Walkup (Retired), Tara Osterhout (Bradley Elementary), Heather Hudson (First United Bank), David Bush (American Heritage Bank), Debby Myskey (Central Tech) and Greg Pugmire (Lon T. Jackson Agency).

Middle Row: Debbie Marshall (staff), Melissa Struttmann (staff), Martha Stalker (Bartlett Carnegie Library), Donna Hall (Edison Elementary), Barbara Morris (Retired Educator), Lois Thurston (Volunteer), John Mark Young (Attorney).

Back Row: Derald Buckley (Vice President), Barbara Fuente (President), Cynthia Holtwick (Retired), Shawna Ellis (American Heritage Bank), Connie Hall (Sapulpa Head Start), JoBeth Force (Self Employed) and Art Johnson (Retired Educator).

Not Pictured: Yvonne Allen (Retired), Ian Danziger (Danziger Photography), Richard Fulton (Frames by Richard), Scott Gordon (Pastor), Harry Nelson (Retired), April Roth (Liberty Elementary), Laura Yost (Kellyville Elementary)

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