July 9, 2019 - For Immediate Release
The Board of Education at Kiamichi Technology Centers appointed Shelley Ebert as director of the Idabel campus beginning July 1. Ebert has almost 25 years of experience in education and has served the Idabel campus since 2008 as a counselor and student services coordinator.
“I am honored to be chosen as the campus director for the Idabel campus,” said Ebert. “Our staff is like a family and is always willing to go above and beyond for our students, clients and communities.”
Ebert began her career as a classroom educator before becoming a high school counselor and serving as the executive director of the Southeastern Oklahoma Interlocal Cooperative.
“We are pleased to have Shelley Ebert’s leadership,” said Superintendent Shelley Free. “Her passion for students and the growth of McCurtain County will ensure the career and technical education and workforce training needs of the area are met.”
Ebert’s new role comes with the retirement of Johnnie Meredith who lead the Idabel campus for over 20 years.
“I am a life-long learner and aim to make a difference in whatever job I have,” said Ebert. “Mr. Meredith taught me that we must continually work to meet the needs of our community and I plan to do just that.”
Ebert is a 1991 graduate of Broken Bow High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Kiamichi Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. KTC is one of 29 districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs. KTC also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields. KTC serves nearly 23,000 individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training through the Business and Industry Services division that works with over 400 businesses annually.