Passionate, competent advocacy on behalf of children and families in his classroom, community, and state is what drives Michael Ross to serve others.
ABOUT MICHAEL ROSS
A fifth generation Oklahoman and career educator, Michael Ross is uniquely qualified to address the needs of Oklahoma families in the State Legislature.
Michael is a classroom teacher with fourteen years of experience in Oklahoma’s public schools and has seen firsthand the impact of the legislature’s inaction. It was this negligence that inspired Michael to announce his candidacy.
"Seeing the legislature's indifference to the needs of our classes, our kids, and our families galvanized me. I tell my students and my daughter that they have to be willing to stand for something; I am taking a stand for them. "
Michael’s service to schools dates back to his youth, when his parents Lane, a retired schoolteacher, and Randy, a CPA and former director of the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s Business Tax division, modeled a passion for schools by volunteering with his school’s Parent Teacher Organization, often involving Michael and his brother, Dan, in calling campaigns for bond elections. While working on his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, Michael was awarded a commendation by the Choctaw/Nicoma Park superintendent and board of education for his work on behalf of the district’s bond efforts.
Michael’s professional career includes recognition as the 2016-2017 Sand Springs Education Association’s Teacher of the Year for his site and, more importantly, imparting the importance of lifelong learning to class after class of high school students at both his alma mater, Choctaw High School, and his present school, Charles Page High School.
Michael attained his BA from the UCO, where he spent four years as a member the prestigious President’s Leadership Council as well as an officer in the Student Programming Board. He also served as a member of the student senate.
Michael resides in west Tulsa with his wife, Lindsay, a school counselor; their daughter Claire, a third-grader; and their two dogs. The Rosses attend Harvard Avenue Christian Church.