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									                                      SANDY GARRETT
              STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
                          STATE OF OKLAHOMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 14, 2007
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Dr. Sharon Lease, Accreditation, SDE, (405) 521-3333




       2007 Inductees into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame Announced

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame announced today its 2007 inductees: Dr.
Edna Manning, president of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics; Dr. Bert Corr, retired
Poteau Public Schools superintendent; and Dr. John A. Ludrick, the retired dean of Southwestern
Oklahoma State University's School of Education, as well as the recently retired director of the Thomas P.
Stafford Air and Space Museum.

Hall of Fame executive director Dr. Sharon Lease, who also is an assistant state superintendent of the
Oklahoma Department of Education, said the 2007 inductees have served public education teachers and
students for well over a century and were well-deserving of the profession's highest honor in Oklahoma.

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett agreed, saying "I've had the great priviledge of working with Dr.
Manning, Dr. Corr and Dr. Ludrick in several capacities during my career. Their professional insight and
dedication to improving public education has been a resource to me and the Oklahoma Department of
Education for decades. We, indeed, have been fortunate to have them working in our state."

"We have high-caliber nominations for the Hall of Fame every year but three individuals definitely stood
out for 2007," Dr. Lease said. "These three educators' impact on education in this state covers the gamut,
from common to higher education, and their imprint on our profession is undeniably extraordinary."

The 2008 inductees into the Hall of Fame will be honored in cermonies Saturday, September 22 at the
Gaylord Center at Oklahoma Christian University.

Dr. Manning, 64, is the current, as well as the first, president of the Oklahoma School of Science and
Mathematics. She is credited with building one of the nation's premier mathematics and science
institutions for high school students, with the school being lauded by educators across the country and
such news organizations as Newsweek. During her prestigious career, she also has sereved Shawnee
and Edmond Public Schools, Oklahoma State University and the University of Houston.

Dr. Corr, 73, was the superintendent of Poteau Public Schools from 1976 to 2000. Since his retirement
from Poteau, he has taught at Oklahoma State University at Tulsa, Carl Albert State College and Hillsdale
Free Will Baptist College in Ft. Smith, Ark. During his career, he has also served Norman Public Schools
and the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

Dr. Ludrick, 73, served Southwestern Oklahoma State University for 34 years in various capacities,
including dean of the School of Education and dean of Graduate Studies. When he retired from the
university in 2004, he went to the Thomas P. Stafford Air and Space Museum, where he served as
director until 2006. He has regarded as a national expert in the area of instructional media, having
published six editions and printings of "A Systematic Approach to Instructional Media Competency"
beginning in 1989.
                    OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
          2500 NORTH LINCOLN BOULEVARD, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105-4599
                       (405) 521-3301, FAX: (405) 521-6205
                                         http://sde.state.ok.us
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                   SANDY GARRETT
    STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
                STATE OF OKLAHOMA




Dr. Bert Corr              Dr. Edna Manning          Dr. John A. Ludrick
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          OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
2500 NORTH LINCOLN BOULEVARD, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105-4599
             (405) 521-3301, FAX: (405) 521-6205
                     http://sde.state.ok.us
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