Outstanding Educator
Sara Ivey

Sara Ivey, Education Programs and Services Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sara Ivey is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma GreenSchools Program, with more than 115 registered schools, which is part of the Department of Environmental Quality’s education efforts. She has developed partnerships with private corporations, medical professionals, Native American tribes, local schools, universities, and governmental agencies to secure financial support for the program and provide technical expertise, supplies, and professional development trainings. She is President of the Oklahoma Association for Environmental Education and sits on the Oklahoma PLT Steering Committee. Sara is a frequent PLT presenter and facilitator. She works closely with community members, school administrators, and others to expand environmental education in the state.

“Her excitement and dedication to help educate youth on complex environmental topics in our state is incredibly contagious. She has been a key component of the success of EE and PLT in Oklahoma.”

– Jeri Irby, Staff Forester and Education Coordinator, Oklahoma Forestry Services

Sara was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2015.

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