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Carrie Mitchell


Partner Parents Advisory Board Member

Email: carrie@soonercarpetcleaning.com
Website: Business Website

Carrie Mitchell is a business owner and community volunteer. She and her husband own Sooner Carpet Cleaning and Restoration. Carrie primarily performs bookkeeping, employee and customer relations and advertising and marketing functions for the business. Since restoration is a large part of the business, she also supervises larger jobs related to water loss.

Prior to joining Sooner Carpet Cleaning full-time, Carrie was the Executive Director for Health for Friends, a not-for-profit healthcare clinic in Norman. She also was Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the Heartland Region of the American Cancer Society.  One of her favorite jobs was just out of college when she moved to Washington D.C. and worked on the staff of U.S. House of Representative, Dave McCurdy. Carrie received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma with a minor in History. She was also a member of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band throughout college. 

Currently, Carrie is serving on the Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is a member of the Assistance League of Norman and several PTA’s since her three boys attend three different schools. She also chairs the NHS Band’s Big Band Dinner Dance and serves as Vice President of the Norman High Band Association. Carrie is also the chairman of the NHS Tiger Society. She enjoys throwing parties, volunteering and playing golf. 

Casey Shutt, Ph.D.


Partner Parents Advisory Board Member

Email: cshutt.academyok@gmail.com
Website: Faculty Page

Dr. Shutt is Assistant Headmaster at The Academy of Classical Christian Studies in Oklahoma City. He has taught in both the university and K-12 school settings as well as served in a number of churches. Dr. Shutt owns Mindhenge Artifacts, a company promoting education that stands the test of time. He has published articles, papers and reviews in a number of publications, including Princeton's Faith and Work Initiative, Christian Scholar’s Review, and Christian Education Journal.

Mirelsie Velazquez, Ph.D.


Partner Parents Advisory Board Member

Email: mirelsie.velazquez@ou.edu
Website: Faculty Page

Dr. Mirelsie Velazquez is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and educational historian at the University of Oklahoma. iHaving attending public schools in Chicago, she is very interested in issues related access to equitable schooling opportunities for marginalized and underserved communities. Locally, Dr. Velazquez is working on issues pertaining to community involvement in Latino and African American communities, as well as access to higher education for underrepresented communities of color. As a parent of two, she has worked within school settings in order to help administrators and educators create better learning opportunities for all children.