Taloga teacher 3rd in nation
Dusty Lankford of Taloga High School endorsed by the Woodward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as their Outstanding Teacher of American History was chosen by a panel of three judges as the State of Oklahoma DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History.
Lankford was recognized during the State DAR Conference at Norman.
Janis Evans the State Historian announced that Lankford was chosen as the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 3rd place winner in the Nation as NSDAR Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2018.
During the award ceremony, a brief biography and Lankford’s philosophy of teaching was read. In addition, to his exemplary teaching, Lankford served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 2001-2010 and was deployed with Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-2009. One of his several teaching awards included the 2018 Warriors for Freedom Teacher grant.
OSDAR State Regent Sue Allen presented Lankford with a certificate, a pin, and a $500 check for outstanding contribution in the field of American History education and for being named the Outstanding Teacher of American History for the State of Oklahoma and for placing 3rd in national competition. Lankford is married to Tiffani and they have two sons Linkoln and Allen.
Janis Evans State DAR Historian, Dusty Lankford, DAR State Regent Sue Allen. (Photo provided)