Our Board of Directors

Shawna Templeton


VP of Treasury Services, BancFirst

Shawna considers herself a native Oklahoman, living here from early childhood, which has instilled in her a desire to help fellow Oklahomans improve their lives through literacy. MORE



 Laura Holmes


Attorney, Center for Education Law, PC

 Ms. Holmes is currently a shareholder with The Center for Education Law, P.C., a private law firm, which limits its practice to the representation of schools in Oklahoma. Ms. Holmes was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1991 and has practiced education law since 1992.   MORE



Lori Hall

 Manager, Barnes & Noble Booksellers

 Lori is a native Oklahoman and a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University. Inspiring people to read is both an aspiration and avocation for her. She volunteers with Oklahoma City Public Schools, helping to tutor and encourage children to read. MORE




Javier NunuzJavier Nunez

Director of Sales and Logistics, The Oklahoma Media Group

Javier Nunez was born in Killeen, Texas and raised in Southern California. He has lived in Oklahoma for the past eight years. Javier finds great joy in actively giving back to the community. MORE




DLDallas Logan

 Insurance Advisor, Frates Insurance

 Dallas Logan, was raised in Kechi, Kansas and moved to Oklahoma City in the fall of 2013. She is an Insurance Advisor at Frates Insurance & Risk Management, where she works with clients locally and nationally to find insurance to fit their individual needs. MORE 






Bev Wood

Vice President Talent Management

Bev Wood joined American Fidelity in 1996 holding various positions with in corporate training and talent management. She currently serves as the Vice President of Talent Management. MORE 




Advisory Board 

Donna Blakley, Attorney at Law

James Crawley, Crawley Petroleum Corporation

Charles de Coune, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Jack Fesler, Retired, Sara Lee Corporation

Kathy Lippert, Greystone Environmental

Patti Mellow, Mellow Memories

Robert Nelon, Attorney at Law/Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable

Natalie Karousatos, Keller-Williams

Becky Painter-Robinson, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

Michael Leake

Vice President

Attorney, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree

 Michael T. Leake Jr. was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Tim & Mary Leake. He attended Putnam City Public Schools where he proudly graduated from Putnam City North High School in May of 2009. MORE



  Ashley Cooper


Tax Manager, HoganTaylor, LLP  

Ashley Cooper, a native of Oklahoma City, is currently serving as a Tax Manager at HoganTaylor, LLPs Oklahoma City office. As Tax Manager, she has served as the tax lead on several nonprofits including educational institutions, community foundations, museums and other charitable organizations. MORE




 Kirsten Hurley

Industrial Coordinator and Campus Director, Francis Tuttle Tech Center

Raised in Tulsa, OK, Kirsten moved to Oklahoma City in 1990 to take a job with Candid Color Systems after graduating from Oklahoma State University. MORE




Leah Roper

Attorney, Hammons, Gowens, Hurst & Associates

Leah Roper is a resident of Oklahoma City and an attorney at Hammons, Gowens, Hurst & Associates, where she primarily practices employment law, representing employees who have been discriminated against, harassed, or otherwise wronged by their employers. MORE




 Deena Teehee

 V.P., Dir., WG Operations, American Fidelity Assurance 

A native Oklahoman, raised in Broken Arrow, Deena is a graduate of Bixby High School. She and her husband, Jessie have been married for 23 years. MORE




Our Staff

Program/Administrative Staff

Riz White, Executive Director

Laura Taylor, Education and LEAP Coordinator

Leslie Rundell, Happy Connections Coordinator

Shelley Lightfoot, Tutor Trainer

Cheryl MacDonald, Administrative Assistant


Rhiannon Corley, ESL

Barbara Griggs, Basic

Shelley Lightfoot, Basic and ESL

Heidi McReynolds, Basic

Alicia Mumba, ESL

Darren Park, Basic and ESL

Victoria Saccomagno, ESL

Laura Taylor, Basic and ESL

Robin Teske, Basic and ESL

Monica Tucker, Basic

Patty Woods, Basic

CLC teachers stay current on adult teaching methods through ongoing involvement in professional development seminars and workshops.