|EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rhonda Devor|
Woodward County, located in Northwest Oklahoma was founded in 1893 from Cherokee Outlet Land with Woodward being the county seat. The county was named for Santa Fe Railroad director B.W. Woodward. With geographical features well-suited to producing wind, Woodward County is quickly becoming a natural place for wind farms.
My background includes teaching Junior and Senior High Family & Consumer Sciences at both Fort Supply and Laverne schools before joining the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service in 2001. I provide classes in family financial management, nutrition education, physical fitness, clothing construction, food safety as well as food preservation and serve as an advisor for Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) groups and their members.
OHCE members in Woodward County provide scholarship assistance to graduating Senior High students. Members also emphasize the importance of reading, through their “Books for Babies” program which is a partnership with area teachers and our local hospitals maternity wing, to provide new parents with a reading book and information on the importance of reading to your child. This allows county membership to show the importance of literacy skills as well as family communication.