Meet Gail LoPresto!
Gail has been a stalwart Putnam City supporter with nearly 25 years of service on our school board! We thought you should learn a little about why she has volunteered so many hours for our children for so long.
When you were in school, what were your favorite memories?
I went to Classen High School. My senior year was defined by a court ordered integration plan combining Classen and Central High. In many ways it was the best educational year I had. The lessons learned were invaluable. One of the things I love about the Putnam City District is the diversity of the students.
Why is public education important to you personally?
Public education is important to me because our country was built on it. It is a promise that all children have an opportunity to be the best that they can be. Every generation has the opportunity to change the course of its destiny. My own father only had a sixth grade education. His children all attended college.
On the lighter side, I call myself a School Board Nerd. I love everything school. Such as programs, open house, looking at bulletin boards in elementary schools and just the happiness associated with schools. I love to watch a teacher teach. What a worthwhile profession!
How did you get involved with Putnam City?
24 years ago I ran to replace my school board member who had resigned. My son, Tony, had just graduated from Putnam City West and my daughter, Miriam, had just finished 8th grade at Mayfield.
Even though my husband, Kirby, graduated from Putnam City High School, our children both graduated from Putnam City West, and their spouses both graduated from Putnam City North, I am the lone one with no Putnam City diploma!!
by Jennifer Seal
May 6, 2021