A 17-member board governs and operates the school. The Board was created through a unique partnership between the Oklahoma City Public Schools and Oklahoma City Quality Schools, a non-profit organization. Six members were appointed by Oklahoma City Public Schools and six by Oklahoma City Quality Schools. The initial members selected and appointed three additional board members. Additionally, the University of Oklahoma, the charter sponsor, appointed two non-voting directors to serve on the board. The JRCES board is responsible for all aspects of planning, governance and operation of the school.

The JRCES Board of Directors

Appointed by Oklahoma City Public Schools

Carrie Coppernoll-JacobsOklahoma Education Association and Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Member – District 3

Justin Ellis, Hunter Engineering

Phil Horning, Vice chairperson and former Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Member – District 3

Robin Johnson, Retired Educator

Gary Jones, Director, Jones Consulting Group

Gail Vines, Owner, Flips Wine Bar & Trattoria

Appointed by Oklahoma City Quality Schools

Mickey Clagg, President, Midtown Renaissance

Joe Clytus, Utilities Information Services

David Greenwell, RSM

Nathaniel Harding, Harding and Shelton Exploration

Kirk Humphreys, Chairman, The Humphreys Co., former mayor of Oklahoma City

Bob Ross, President and CEO, Inasmuch Foundation

Independent (selected by the OKCPS & OKCQS Directors)

Stanley Hupfeld, Chairman, INTEGRIS Family of Foundations

Cristina McQuistion, Vice President, OGE Energy Corp. Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement

Charifa Smith, Executive Director, Federal Judicial Learning Center and Museum

Sponsor Seats: Appointed by the University of Oklahoma

Lawrence Baines, Ph.D., Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma

Kelly Feille, Ph.D., Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahom

Contact the Board of Directors at:  Board@johnrexschool.org.


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Click here for a policy handbook.

Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting Dates 

12:00 pm

John W. Rex Charter Elementary School
500 W. Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

2018 Meetings

Special Meeting – Monday, January 15, 2018 – Board Agenda

Thursday, February 15, 2018  Board Agenda | Meeting Highlights

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2017 Meetings

Thursday, November 16, 2017Board Agenda

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Board AgendaMeeting Minutes

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Board AgendaMeeting Minutes

Thursday, June 15, 2017Board AgendaMeeting Minutes

Thursday, April 20, 2017Board AgendaMeeting Minutes

Thursday, February 16, 2017 – Board AgendaMeeting Minutes