Meet Our Team

 Executive Director

Jacque Canady, Ed.D.


OCIC Staff

The Executive Director, Dr. Jacque Canady, leads the OCIC and is responsible for all staff and management of grant activities. A wide range of training and consulting specialists, as well as service-delivery professionals, comprise the OCIC staff (two doctoral-level, eleven masters-level, and five bachelors-level positions). Specialists include two Reading Specialists, four Speech-Language Pathologists, a School Counselor, a School Psychometrist, a Licensed Health Service Psychologist, and two Nationally Certified School Psychologists. Additional areas of staff expertise include educational leadership, school administration, library and information studies, elementary education, social studies (6-8), and instructional arts (K-12). 

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Business Manager
Admin Assistant
Director of Finance & Treasurer

Special Education & Mental Health

Dirk Schmidt,

Special Education Director

Michelle Warren, Ed.D.,

Director of Mental Health Services

Connie Cox,

Speech Language Pathologist at Bowring

Jon Culver,

School Counselor

Shannon Etheredge,

Speech Language Pathologist at Caney Valley & Osage Hills

Cassie Schmidt,

Speech Language Pathologist; Reading Specialist at Wynona and Osage Hills


Speech Language Pathologist at Caney Valley


Prevention Support Staff

Texana Coleman,
School Counselor
Logan Schuping,
School Counselor & Prevention Coordinator
Erin Yount,
School Counselor

General Education

Lead Instructional Coach

 Reading Specialist

Instructional Coach

Professional Development Coordinator

Mental Health Graduate Students 

OCIC's federally-funded Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant (Project PREPARE) gives students in graduate school-level mental health programs the opportunity to participate in unique training experiences in our member district schools. 
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Kayla Herrin,
OSU School Psychology
Taylor Hitchings,
OSU School Psychology

Strategic Partnerships

OCIC has a rich history of developing strategic partnerships at the state, regional, and local level.  From university consultants to community partners, OCIC strives to connect member districts with vital and innovative services.

Gary Duhon, Ph.D., BCBA-DOSU School Psychology Professor, University-based Supervisor, Project PREPARE Evaluator
Benjamin Solomon, Ph.D., NCSP, LPSUNY-Albany School Psychology Associate Professor, Project ENGAGE Evaluator
Bea Keller-Dupree, Ph.D., LPCNSU Counseling Professor, Consultant
Sara Rich, Ph.D, NCSP, HSPOSU-CHS Clinical Assistant Professor, Project PREPARE Evaluator
Grand Lake Mental Health, Inc.
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Osage County Community Health Association
Osage Nation Prevention Program
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
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