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Meet Our School Board

Cindy Gibbs
Office No. 1
(term expires 2021)
Phone: 722-3065

In February 2011 Cindy Gibbs started a new chapter in her service to Putnam City when she joined the district’s school board. For close to two decades Gibbs has been involved in her children’s education by volunteering in the classroom and serving in various PTA roles at Wiley Post Elementary, Hefner Middle School and Putnam City North. Cindy holds a Vocational Home Economics Education degree and is currently working in the oil and gas industry. Cindy and her husband, Brian, have three children and a son-in-law, all graduates from Putnam City schools. “I proudly serve the families of Putnam City in continuing our push for educational excellence. The educational and leadership opportunities in Putnam City prepared my children well for their future and I believe that all students deserve those same opportunities,” she says. Cindy ran unopposed for the school board in 2016 and began a term that will end in 2021.

Jay Sherrill
Office No. 2
(term expires 2022)
Phone: 517-2245

Jay Sherrill joined the board in April 2015 when he was appointed to complete an unexpired term. He is a Putnam City High School graduate who returned with his wife, Jessica (a Putnam City West graduate), to the district to raise their two children and continue the Putnam City tradition they both so cherish. Jay holds a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma City University and is currently on a national leadership team with a technology focus for a worldwide diagnostic testing company. “I truly appreciate the opportunity to give back to the school district that provided me so much and hope to work diligently to ensure our students receive the best education,” he says.


Becky Gooch, President
Office No. 3 

(term expires 2023)
Phone: 361-9602

Becky Gooch started her third term on the board in February 2018. She was originally elected in 2008 and then ran unopposed in 2013 and 2018. Becky and her husband, both graduates from the University of Oklahoma, have five children – two graduates from Putnam City North High School and three graduates from Putnam City West High School. Becky has served in numerous volunteer positions, including PTA President at Will Rogers Elementary, Hefner Middle School and Putnam City North High School. She also served as Putnam City Council PTA president for two years. She currently works for the Oklahoma State Senate as a Public Safety Legislative Analyst. "It is an honor and privilege to serve the students, staff, family and community of Putnam City Schools. I love this district!" she says.

Bill Wetmore
Office No. 4
(term expires 2019) 
Phone: 659-1226

Bill Wetmore joined the board in January 2017 when he was appointed to complete Tammy West’s term after she was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Bill served Oklahoma students in public schools for 33 years, 25 of them with Putnam City. While with the district he first taught special education classes and then moved on to work as a counselor at Hefner Middle School, Putnam City West High School and Putnam City High School. Bill says he and his wife, Marilyn, are blessed with a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. “I had a fantastic opportunity to work with the finest students, teachers and administrators during my professional career. Putnam City has had some great days, but we have not seen the best yet. I am excited about this opportunity,” Bill says.

Gail LoPresto, Vice President
Office No. 5

(term expires 2020)
Phone: 946-6013

In February 2015 Gail LoPresto began her fifth term on the board of education. She was first elected in July 1997 and ran unopposed in 2000, 2005 and 2015. LoPresto's advocacy for children began when she was expecting her first child in 1978 when Oklahoma City Public Schools was threatening to close the neighborhood school. She has been actively involved in PTA for the past 16 years, serving as president of the Mayfield Middle School PTA for two years. An Oklahoma State University graduate, LoPresto works as business administrator.

Sandy Lemaster, Board Clerk
Phone: (405) 495-5200, ext. 1244