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Cindy Gibbs, President
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 more than 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 has four grandchildren, one of which attends Harvest Hills Elementary.  Cindy holds a Vocational Home Economics Education degree and is currently working in public education. Cindy and her husband, Brian, have three children, 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.


Sky Collins
Office No. 3
(term expires 2022)
Phone: 301-6775

Mrs. Collins is a 1993 Putnam City West graduate with deep roots in the Putnam City community.  All three of her children have attended Putnam City Schools, and she currently has a child at Ralph Downs Elementary.  Mrs. Collins PC family ties go all the way back to when she met her husband at Mayfield.

Mrs. Collins is an Oklahoma Partners in Policymaking graduate and has volunteered for a number of non profit groups. She previously served on the Oklahoma PTA State Board. She says she has a passion for working towards and advocating for equity in education and within our community.

Mrs. Collins said, “I am thrilled to be able to serve and give back to a district that has given so much to both my husband and I, as well as our children. Putnam City administrators and teachers changed the trajectory of my life. I believe a successful life is an intentional life, and I attribute much of my success to Joe Shirley who was once my Assistant Principal for, above all, making me feel seen and valued. The theme this year at my daughter’s school, Ralph Downs Elementary, is “We See You”. The value of being seen is as true today as it was so many years ago in the halls of Mayfield Jr. High, and is a reason that I love this district. I believe Putnam City is and has always been extremely special in so many ways - the lifelong relationships that are built, the commitment to an inclusive school environment for all and, of course, the phenomenal students and staff just to name a few. As a PC family in District 3, my family is so grateful to Becky for her years of service and commitment and it is an absolute honor to step into this role.”


Jay Sherrill, Vice President
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.


Charity Avery
Office No. 4
(term expires 2024) 
Phone: 821-7535
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Charity Avery joined the Putnam City Schools board of education in April 2019. She comes from a true Putnam City family. Charity is a proud member of the Putnam City West class of 1996. Her oldest daughter, mother, aunt and uncle also graduated from Putnam City West, her son attended district schools and her youngest daughter and her grandson are currently in district schools. Charity has been involved in Special Olympics for more than a decade and has also been part of the band booster club at Putnam City West. “I love the passion for education that is so clearly present in Putnam City’s school communities, and I really appreciate the opportunities our students have to participate in and excel in the arts. I’m excited to be part of a district that means so much to me,” she says.


Gail LoPresto, President
Office No. 5 
(term expires 2020)
Phone: 946-6013
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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. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate.


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