OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Charles McCall appointed Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, to serve on the Education Commission of the States. The national organization develops education policy ideas and provides state-by-state research for policymakers.

Baker has been the House Education Committee chairwoman since 2017 and was a public school teacher for nearly 20 years. She has a master's degree in education.

The Education Commission of the States is part of the Compact for Education. Oklahoma is a member of the group's Denver location.

Oklahoma's current Commissioners include: Gov. Kevin Stitt and his proxy, Secretary of State Michael Rogers; Superintendent of Education Joy Hofmeister; State Regents for Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson; Board of Career and Technical Education Director Marcie Mack; state Sens. Jason Smalley and Gary Stanislawski.

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