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Virginia Ruth Holmes, American school administrator. Administrative certified, Oklahoma State University, 1993, certified elementary and secondary principal, superintendency, Oklahoma. Grantee Oklahoma State Department Education, since 1993, Nowata Education Foundation, 1993.


Holmes, Virginia Ruth was born on June 24, 1944 in Long Beach, California, United States. Daughter of John R. and Alice Lucille (Coggins) Newhouse.


Bachelor, Oklahoma State University, 1966;administrative certified, Oklahoma State University, 1993;Master of Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1979.


Speech pathologist, Osage County Special Education Cooperative, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, 1966-1968;junior high English teacher, Owasso (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1968-1971;speech pathologist, Owasso (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1971-1980;junior high counselor, Eastwood School System, Tulsa, 1981-1982;middle school English teacher, Nowata (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1982-1983;director Indian education, Nowata (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1983-1985;elementary counselor, Nowata (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1985-1989;elementary counselor, special education director, Nowata (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1989-1992;director special programs, Nowata (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1992-1995;elementary principal, Pryor (Oklahoma) Public Schools, since 1995. Chair education committee District Board for Children and Youth, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1991-1994. Regional coordinator Build Me a Future Campaign, Sacramento, California, 1992-1993.

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  • Administrative certified, Oklahoma State University, 1993, certified elementary and secondary principal, superintendency, Oklahoma.


Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.


As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.


Vice chair Nowata County Board Health, since 1990. Member Nowata Child Abuse Prevention Committee, 1987-1992. Member task force Nowata County Big Brother Big Sisters, since 1992.

Member Interdisciplinary Committee for Human Rights, Nowata, since 1993. Participant Oklahoma Southwest AWARE Leadership Conference. Member board Pryor Area Arts & Humanities Council, 1996-2000.

Member Oklahoma Directors of Special Services (chair audit committee), Oklahoma Association School Administrators, Tulsa Area Directors Special Services, Pryor Optimists Club (High Five award 1996), Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, playing piano.


Married Dick Ray Holmes, June 6, 1964. Children: Hayley Jari, Richard Dean.

John R. Newhouse

Alice Lucille (Coggins) Newhouse

Dick Ray Holmes

Hayley Jari Holmes

Richard Dean Holmes