Letter to the Editor: “I am proud to be a Sapulpa Chieftain!”


Dear Editor:

I am proud to be a Sapulpa Chieftain! I am proud to teach in the district that holds my fondest memories. As I walk out with thousands of teachers across the state, my heart swells with pride knowing that my community and School Board are behind me and that Sapulpa Public Schools was one of the first districts to demand fully-funded public education.

I am proud to be a Sapulpa Chieftain! I am honored to work for a Superintendent who makes EVERY decision based on one thing alone . . . what is best for our students! I am thrilled to work for a Superintendent who cares passionately for public education, his staff, his students, and the community he serves. I am encouraged when I see that same man standing on a windy corner, marching at the Capitol, and giving his personal best to stop the bleeding. (After all, a nearly $1,000,000,000 loss to our district’s coffers over the last four years is detrimental to our students.)

I am proud to be a Sapulpa Chieftain! I continue to be amazed by the support of my community:

  • The faith-based groups moving heaven and earth to provide for our students while we do this important work;
  • The citizens of Sapulpa showing their support by honking and waving signs as they drive by groups of teachers standing on corners;
  • Our local businesses sending food and drinks or funds to help with busing to Oklahoma City;
  • Parents and precious students joining us at the Capitol and on those corners walking and waving signs in the blowing rain and bitter cold.

I am proud to be a Sapulpa Chieftain! I am grateful for the support of my School Board whose members give their valuable time to serve. This sacrifice does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for the myriad ways you show support to me as one of your teachers. I humbly and respectfully hope for your continued support.


Kay Lynn (Kelsey) Honeywell, Music Teacher
Liberty Elementary STEM Academy
Sapulpa Public Schools
Sapulpa High School Class of 1986

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Micah Choquette

Micah Choquette

Micah is the owner/Editor-In-Chief of Sapulpa Times and passionate about telling the everyday stories in the town that we love. You can find him on Twitter at @meetmicah or email him at news@sapulpatimes.com.