House of Representatives

Provenzano Recognized as Education Advocate, OEA Outstanding Legislator

5/11/2022 12:56:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, received the 2022 Oklahoma Education Association Outstanding Legislator Award on Thursday.

Provenzano, a former educator, and public school administrator, began her journey to the Oklahoma House of Representatives when she participated in the 2018 teacher walkout.

“My biggest takeaway from 2018 was that there are thousands of Oklahoma teachers and community members who truly believe in public education,” Provenzano said. “I came to the Capitol to speak up for those people and many others who feel their voice isn’t being heard by their state government.”

The OEA Outstanding Legislator Award is presented to a legislator for outstanding support of public education and education employees.

“It is a humbling experience to be recognized by a bipartisan organization made of educators that fight every day for all Oklahoma kids,” Provenzano said. “Seeing what our public school teachers do for kids every day is a powerful testimony to the dedication of this workforce. As I continue my legislative career, I will continue to look for ways to honor their commitment to Oklahoma students."

Contact the Office of Rep. Melissa Provenzano at (405)557-7330 or email