CATOOSA — Paula Haueter, Frank Reeder and Tracy Chissoe will be listed on the Tuesday, Feb. 13, election ballot for Office 2 on the Catoosa Public School Board of Education.

Voters will be deciding on board seats, as well, in Claremore, Chelsea, Foyil, Inola, Justus-Tiawah, Oologah-Talala and Sequoyah. In addition a board seat for Northeast Technology Center will be decided.

Following are candidate profiles for the Catoosa election:

Paula Haueter

Paula Haueter's personal convictions compel her to advocate for children and education. Serving on the school board has been a long-term goal. She believes children are valuable resources and that communities should work together to provide a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.

Teamwork is the best way to bring about change in educational opportunities according to Haueter. Haueter’s goals for the school system include: Quality education for each child, safe learning environment, financial auditing policies and uniform general accounting practices, and strong bilateral communication between school board, parents, teachers, administration and students.

Haueter and husband, Lynn, have been married 18 years. Son, Dustin attends Wells Middle School, and Garrett attends JW Sam Elementary. The family has lived in Catoosa for 11 years. She graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Currently, she has stepped out of the accounting work force to stay home with her children.

Haueter has worked in Catoosa Public Schools as a Special Education Aide for two years and has done substitute teaching. Volunteer activities include: Modern Woodmen of America, Make a Wish Foundation, assistant church financial treasurer, Catoosa Soccer Club, Parent Faculty Club President at Helen Paul Learning Center, Parent Faculty Club Treasurer at Cherokee and JW Sam, Junior Achievement, and Catoosa Chamber of Commerce.

Frank Reeder

Incumbent Frank Reeder has served on the Catoosa School Board for the past 5 years and enjoys giving back to the community. To that end, he hopes to serve another term.

Born in Martin, Tenn., Jan. 29, 1950, Reeder moved to Tulsa in 1952, and graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1968. He enlisted in the United States Navy immediately after graduation and served as a jet mechanic on an aircraft carrier until 1972 when he was honorably discharged.

Reeder worked for the Tulsa Fire Department in 1976 and retired as Captain after 27 years. During his tenure with the Fire Department, he served on the interview committee responsible for the hiring of new firemen.

Married to wife Nancy since 1977, Reeder has lived in the Catoosa School District since 1979. The couple's two children, Jared and Piper, attended Catoosa schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Jared graduated in 2000 and Piper in 2002.

Currently, Reeder operates two businesses, Hitch-N-Stuff LLC, a wholesale distributorship and Frank Reeder Company LLC, a general contracting business. He has served on church boards and committees and considers his time served on the school board an honor and a privilege.

Tracy Chissoe

Tracy Chissoe is running for the Catoosa School Board because she cares about each and every student in the Catoosa school system. She would like to help students achieve their goals by supporting a quality education for their futures.

Chissoe has lived in Catoosa for 15 years and has a child in the Catoosa School System. She firmly believes that she can be benefit

parents, children, educators and the community through service on the school board. Her professional experience includes working as a controller at Lafarge Tulsa Cement Plant where she is responsible for accounting functions at the manufacturing facility in the Catoosa Area. She has been responsible for budgeting, capital projects and cost analysis for the facility for the past 12 years and has 20 years of experience in the accounting field. Her bachelor's degree in Accounting is from Northeastern State University.

Catoosa school and Community Involvement includes: Junior Achievement at Cherokee Elementary, 4th Grade at Cherokee Elementary volunteering as a teacher for Junior achievement, working with students at Cherokee Elementary, Exchange City Volunteer, Earth Day volunteer at Cherokee Elementary, and Career on Wheels volunteer for Cherokee Elementary, Catoosa Education Foundation, and Catoosa Youth Basketball.

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