Program Director Information


My name is Martha Parnell and I will be the new Director of the AmeriCorps Lead to Read program upon Susan Cargill’s retirement as of June 30, 2015. I would like to introduce myself to you and let you know a little bit about myself.

I have been a long time member of the Oilton community for the past 30 years. My husband Rusty and I have been married for 33 years and have 7 children ranging in ages 15-32 and 3 wonderful son in-laws. We are also blessed to have 6 beautiful grandchildren.

I hold an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from TCC, a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Masters of Education in Reading from Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow. I am certified to teach Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education and I am also a State Certified Reading Specialist.

I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to teach in a variety of classrooms which has given me a broad perspective of the educational process. I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade. I look forward to working with each and every member and host site throughout the year.