Debbie Leaming Appointed to Pioneer Tech Board of Education

Mike Seals - April 16, 2021 1:50 pm



Ponca City, OK ——- Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) appointed a new board member Tuesday, April 13th.  Debbie Leaming was interviewed, along with two other candidates, and sworn in at the tech center’s monthly Board of Education meeting. She will fill the open seat vacated by Mary Rigdon who retired recently from Zone 3.

Leaming grew up in Pleasanton, KS, and went on to further her education at Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) in Tonkawa. She and her husband Rick own Rick Leaming Construction in Newkirk. She is also a past board of education member of Newkirk Public Schools.

“Mrs. Leaming’s experience with the Newkirk Board of Education and business ownership gives her a unique understanding of industry and workforce demands. There is no doubt she will be an asset to our district,” said Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO. “I’m eager to add her strengths and knowledge to our board, and we appreciate her willingness to serve.”

Currently, she is the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce President and is working on a five-year growth plan with the organization.

Leaming and her husband Rick, of 41 years, believe their family is their greatest accomplishment. They have four grown children and six grandchildren living throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Massachusetts. For more information about Pioneer Tech and its programs visit their website at or call 762-8336.




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