063: Schools of character—State Sen. Dewayne Pemberton

by | Feb 3, 2020

State Senator Dwayne Pemberton has been a champion for young people and quality education for nearly four decades. Along the way, while the principal of Muskogee High School, he led a culture change effort based on the principles of character education to improve the school’s overall evaluation from the state department of education. Consequently, Muskogee High School became the first Oklahoma high school to be recognized as a school of character by both the state and national schools of character organizations.

On this episode of The Spirit of Leading podcast, Sen. Pemberton talks about that journey and what it meant to both the school and himself.


Oklahoma State School Boards Association Legislator of the Year

Attending a community meeting about area transportation

Making a point

Sen. Pemberton meets with Anna Stewart (Muskogee) and Melissa McLain (Ft. Gibson) American Cancer Society

Sen. Pemberton with pages Christopher Fulbright and Mason Page

Sen. Pemberton meets the Leadership Tahlequah class