2010 Candidate for Director
Brenda Burkett, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Norman Public Schools
Brenda Burkett, CPA, has been in education for over 19 years, and has been active in her state associations.
Burkett served as the president of Oklahoma ASBO in 2008–2009, is one of Oklahoma ASBO’s Certified School Business Administrators, and currently serves on the OASBO Board of Directors. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma Center for School Business Management, and is a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences held by both of these organizations.
Burkett has been a member of ASBO International since 1992, serving the association in various capacities. She is vice chair of the Professional Development Committee, was a participant in the ASBO Economic Crisis Summit, and received the Pinnacle of Achievement Award in 2008. She also served on the educational panel for the Town Hall meeting with the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education at the 2009 Annual Meeting.
Brenda Burkett's Vision Statement
My vision for ASBO is for the association to continue being the most comprehensive collection of resources for our members to turn to. ASBO has great ideas and great people, all working together to find creative ways to make the most of our limited school funding.
As we embark on one of the most difficult financial times ever seen in public education, let us remember we owe a great deal to the public schools and teachers who instilled in us the intellectual foundation for our futures. Public education is the greatest success story of our nation and holds the promise for our nation’s future successes.
As we navigate the daunting task of maintaining quality education with scarce resources, ASBO must continue to provide the professional development and network opportunities school business officials can count on in these challenging times.
ASBO International constantly needs to look forward and make available value added services relevant to each member in their home school district. This summer, ASBO International is updating our strategic plan and these questions should be addressed. Please provide your input to the Board.