Ida Doyle has been selected as the new director for the Osage Education Department, arguably one of the most utilized departments within the Nation from Osages all over the country.
“My focus will be to become especially familiar with each program that the Osage Nation Department of Education offers, so that I can ensure our department is offering the maximum amount of services in the most effective and efficient method,” Doyle said in an email.
Doyle will be responsible for a budget of roughly $7 million, more than any other Executive Branch department.
Doyle, Osage, has eighteen years of experience as an educator, according to a prepared release. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Human Relations Degree from the University of Oklahoma. In her most recent position she was recognized as “Teacher of the Year” by the Oklahoma Correctional Education Association in 2009-2010. In addition, she is President of the Hominy Dugout Club, while coaching both baseball and basketball. Her first day was March 14.
An update on scholarship money, a possible new Education Oversight Board and whether or not the Chief’s Leadership Award will be held during the Osage Congressional Education Committee at 1 p.m. March 29. The meeting will be broadcast live on www.osagetribe.com.