WHAT WE DO

TOGETHER
FOR TEACHERS

We’re promoting community support and retention of high-quality educators in Tulsa Public Schools, in an effort to develop a strong, stable teacher workforce.

Apple Tree Program

Special COVID-19 Relief

Urgent Relief for Teachers Impacted by the COVID-19 Event

Why do we do it?

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The quality of our public education affects everyone. What’s at stake is not only the well-being of our youth, but also their families, the business community, the economy, and Tulsa’s reputation.
Emergency Teaching Certificates in Tulsa Public Schools was the highest in the state in 2018-2019.
Tulsa Public School teachers have to teach 18 years to earn Tulsa’s living wage for 1 adult + 1 child ($48,723).
The starting salary of teachers in Fort Worth is $14,000 greater than that of Tulsa Public School Teachers.
If every adult in the City of Tulsa gives 2 cents/day we can provide a $2,000 gift check to each TPS teacher with financial hardship.

TESTIMONIALS

“I need 18 years teaching experience to start earning Tulsa’s living wage for one adult and one child.”

“As a teacher I’ve experienced foreclosure, car repo, overdraft, food shortage, and working three jobs.”

“I have a broken tooth I can’t afford to fix. The pain is intense every day and causes headaches.”

“Most of the time I don’t even have gas money. I find myself donating plasma just to get to work.”

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