Communities In Schools of Mid-America at Tulsa currently provides the comprehensive CIS integrated student supports program to the following schools in Tulsa, OK:

Schools that are part of the Growing Together collaborative: Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, Sequoyah Elementary School, Eugene Field Elementary School, Clinton Middle School, Webster High School, Rogers Junior and College High Schools

School Piloting the Strong Tomorrows program: Nathan Hale High School

Expansion Schools: MacArthur Elementary School, Marshall Elementary School, McClure Elementary School, Gilcrease Elementary School, Penn Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School

In the first year and a half of operations in Tulsa, the CIS of Mid-America team has delivered strong results helping struggling students overcome barriers to meet their academic, behavior and attendance goals. This strong performance has led to an exciting expansion into six Tulsa elementary schools this school year.

Check out what’s been happening in Tulsa by following the latest posts:

Read more about it…CIS_MidAmerica_Impact_Report_Tulsa

Jania M. Wester_editedJania Wester
Affiliate Director
Born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico, Jania came to the United States to attend college. She received her Bachelor’s in Education from Oral Roberts University and her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Oklahoma State University. She was first hired as one of the founding teachers of Kendall-Whittier Elementary in Tulsa Public Schools (TPS), where she spent 14 years, the last 2 of those years as their assistant principal. She then became the principal of Henry Zarrow International Elementary School, a Tulsa Public Schools language immersion magnet program, for 4 years. Her passion for dual-language education and community engagement is clearly evident in her work and in the high bar that she sets both for herself and those she has lead. She and her husband have been married since 1996 and they have 3 children: Sanjuana, Markos and Isabela. They have chosen to raise their children to be bilingual, bi-literate, and change agents in the poverty cycle. Since 1998, they have chosen to live in a neighborhood in need as they deeply believe that people of means need to move back into communities in need to help alleviate the poverty cycle in such communities. 
omare bwOmare Jimmerson
Program Director
Omare Jimmerson has been working for positive health outcomes with young people for over a decade, tackling tough issues like teen pregnancy prevention, access to teen friendly health services, and tobacco control and prevention.  She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Public Health, GO SOONERS! She is also a Case Manager II, certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and has worked with teens/adults that have issues with substance abuse and anger management.  Omare is a Tulsa native and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, church activities, and planning parties.