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Freda Deskin

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Freda Deskin
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Candidate for
Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction
High schoolLexington High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Central Oklahoma (1970)
Master'sUniversity of Oklahoma (1986)
Ph.D.University of Oklahoma (1993)
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Freda Deskin is a Democratic candidate for Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2014 elections.


Deskin has been an educator for over 40 years, including 15 years as a classroom teacher. She has served as an assistant principal, principal and school superintendent. Deskin founded Oklahoma Odyssey of the Mind, the Oklahoma and the International Aerospace Summer Academies, OU and OCU "ropes" leadership programs. She has developed curriculum for the American Institute of Architects, NASA, Challenger Center for Space Science Education, EPCOT Center, Experimental Aircraft Association, school districts, universities and others.[1]


  • Lexington High School
  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Central Oklahoma (1970)
  • Master's, Secondary Education, University of Oklahoma (1986)
  • Ph.D., Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma (1993)
  • Certification – Post Doctoral, Strategic Management, Harvard University (2006)
  • Post Doctoral Studies, Finance, Oklahoma City University (2009)



See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Deskin is running for election to the Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction. Deskin is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary.[2] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

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