State Representative Jay Steagall & Senator Paul Rosino Visit Centennial Functional Skills Classroom
(Mustang, Oklahoma – October 10, 2019) – Functional Learning Skills (FLS) Teacher, Mr. Ryan Smith, recently invited several Oklahoma lawmakers to visit his classroom at Mustang Centennial Elementary, and two took him up on the offer. On Friday, September 27, 2019, Rep. Jay Steagall visited Centennial and Mr. Smith’s FLS class to join the students in a cooking demonstration.
“Ryan invited me to attend his class for lunch - and his amazing kids made pizza,” said Rep. Steagall. “I had so much fun today in class, and I was SO impressed with how well [Mr. Smith] and his team run this program. [He] is an amazing individual making a difference in our community and I’m so proud of what he and his team are doing for Oklahoma kids with disabilities.”
Joining Representative Steagall roughly a week later, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, was Senator Paul Rosino. “What a wonderful time getting to cook pancakes with the students in Special Education. It was truly a great time and hopefully I will have the opportunity to come back!”
In response to the lawmakers’ visits, Mr. Smith stated that “The Functional Life Skills Program at Centennial Elementary has a vision to create ‘Empowered and Independent Self-Advocates’ who will become engaged citizens of Oklahoma and of their communities. We are thankful to Representative Steagall and Senator Rosino for visiting and sharing with our class.”
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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