Hannaford appointed to state educational commission

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Hannaford appointed to state educational commission

Dr. Bo HannafordDr. Bo Hannaford, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve on the Oklahoma Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability.

Fallin’s appointment of Hannaford was confirmed by the Senate.

The seven-member Commission is the governing body for the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (EQA). Under the supervision of the Oklahoma Secretary of Education, EQA provides oversight and accountability to the public education services provided through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

EQA monitors the Education Department's programs to ensure local school districts are performing in accordance with state standards. The office's focus is divided into two mission areas: educational quality through teacher preparation and training and accountability through performance reviews.