Discovery Lab welcomes Courtney Selking as Director of EducationJuly 5, 2018 8:00 pm
Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab is excited to announce and welcome Courtney Selking as Director of Education, effective July 2, 2018. In this position, Selking will uphold the educational vision for Discovery Lab’s informal educational program both at the museum and at area schools, as well as manage the development of curriculum and staff at the current site in Owen Park and the museum’s future site at the Gathering Place.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Courtney Selking’s experience in education and strong leadership skills,” said Ray Vandiver, Ph.D., Executive Director. “Courtney’s considerable experience gives us the opportunity to expand our reach and impact on children and families.”
“I am honored to join this growing organization and hope to use my skills to engage the community and empower students through informal learning,” Selking said.
Selking joins Discovery Lab from Tulsa Public School’s Eugene Field Elementary, where she served as Principal for two years. During this time Selking participated in the Deloitte Principal Leadership Program, Teach for America’s Schools to Learn from program, and held a leadership position in Tulsa Public School’s New Principal’s Academy. Selking strongly believes in the importance of the role of hands-on, informal education experiences and plans to bring her formal educational experience to bear in developing meaningful programs that will strengthen and complement the bridge between what happens in the classroom and what happens at the museum.
Prior to her position as principal, Selking was School Director for Teach for America’s National Summer Institute in Tulsa and Assistant Principal at Kerr Elementary. Building on experience in school administration, Selking completed the Relay Graduate School’s National Principals Academy fellowship, working with top professionals in her field to develop a strategic plan to drive results.
Selking holds a Masters of Education in educational administration, curriculum, and supervision from the University of Oklahoma. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science in kinesiology from Indiana University.
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