A Board of Directors governs the Foundation. The Directors conduct the business of the Foundation, serve as ambassadors to encourage community awareness, and seek to promote the growth of the Ringwood Education Foundation. In addition to the nine voting Directors, the superintendent and a representative of the Ringwood School Board serve as non-voting members.
Maggie Baker, President, RHS Graduate
Maggie graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She worked at Hope Outreach, Inc. as the Community Care Coordinator, before becoming the director of Project ABC, a character education program taught in four counties in northwest Oklahoma. She became an English/Language Arts/Reading teacher for three years at Pioneer Junior High and High School before deciding to stay home full-time to raise her children. Maggie and her husband, Kory, have four children, three of whom attend Ringwood Schools. Maggie and Kory have led a weekly youth program at their church for many years. She serves as the President of the Ringwood Board of Education. She represented the Ringwood Board of Education as a non-voting member of the Ringwood Education Foundation Board of Directors for five years before being elected as a voting Director.
Judy (Hays) Maples, Secretary, RHS Graduate
Judy graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She has taught pre-kindergarten most of her career. She has enjoyed teaching at Timberlake, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Ardmore Methodist Preschool, and Ryan Public Schools. When Judy and her family moved to Ringwood, she returned to Timberlake, where she began her career. Judy and her husband, Pete, have two daughters, Mary and Hannah, (both graduates of RHS), and two granddaughters. In her spare time, Judy enjoys reading, doing cross stitch, being outdoors, and visiting her granddaughters.
Jorge Rojas, Treasurer, RHS Graduate
Following graduation from Ringwood High School in 2004, Jorge enlisted in the United States Navy. He served two tours of duty and one deployment to the Pacific where the Navy maintained a presence in the Persian Gulf and surrounding areas of the fleet. He visited ports in Australia, Bahrain, and Dubai. Traveling the world, he was able to see many beautiful places. He served as an H60 helicopter mechanic for the HSL-49 Scorpions aboard the USS Ingraham and a mechanic and in-flight technician for the HSC-3 Merlins. He left the service in 2012. Jorge’s wife, Yesenia, continues to serve in the US Navy as an information systems technician in the Reserves. Jorge is employed with R&R Oilfield Rental Services. He enjoys serving on the Board and working with our community to provide scholarships for our graduates.
Becky Guffy, Director, Lavern H. S. Graduate
Becky graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a double major in elementary education and physical education. She taught 26 years in the Ringwood Elementary School, retiring in 2006. She still enjoys substituting and being around the students. Becky is married to Rod Guffy. They have three children: Angi, Jon and Ami, all of whom graduated from RHS. They also have 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rod and Becky are members of the First Baptist Church. Becky spends her time following grandkids (some around the world), reading, and cross stitching. She loves to travel.
Melinda Meister, Director, Enid H. S. Graduate
Melinda is married to Steve Meister, RHS graduate. They have two daughters who are also RHS graduates, Stephanie and Stacy, and have five grandchildren. Melinda was a teacher’s assistant at Ringwood Elementary for 11 years, taught four-year old children at Lighthouse Preschool for five years, and currently is a substitute teacher at Northwest Technology Center in Fairview, OK. She serves as the Sunday school superintendent for her church, teaches Sunday school and serves on the Local Board of Administration. She loves spending time with family, antique shopping, and photography.
Debbie Rapp, Director, Pioneer-Pleasant Vale H. S. Graduate
Debbie received her associate degree from Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, where she was a member of the women’s track team. She received her bachelor's degree in Vocational Home Economics Education (now Family and Consumer Sciences Education) from Central State University (now University of Central Oklahoma). Debbie taught Family and Consumer Sciences for five years at Drummond Public School and for twenty-eight years at Ringwood Public Schools. She retired in 2014. She is the proud mother of Dylan, Kelsey and Taylor and blessed Grammy to Josie, Tucker and Leona. Her hobbies include traveling with her husband David, reading, sewing, walking, and playing with her grandchildren. She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma where she enjoys teaching Sunday School and participating in Lutheran Women’s Missionary League activities.
Nick Werner, Director, Helena H. S. Graduate
Nick graduated from Northwest Oklahoma State University, Alva, with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in educational administration. Nick taught a total of 30 years at Goltry, Helena State School, Ringwood, and Cimarron public schools. Nick retired after twenty-one years of coaching and teaching at Ringwood. He also served 15 years as a loan officer at Farmers Exchange and Gateway banks in Helena. Nick and his wife Kay have three daughters, Mandy, Abby, and Kacey (all graduates of Ringwood). They have nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Nick and Kay are members of the First Baptist Church, Ringwood. Their hobbies are following grandchildren’s activities and traveling with friends.
Derral Haines, Director, Ringwood H. S. Graduate
Derral Haines graduated from Ringwood High School in 1971. He started working in the oilfield after graduation. He began working for Hamm & Phillips Service Co. in 1973 and retired from there in 2019 after 46 years. Derral married Linda Davidson in 1974. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Ringwood. They have three children, Brandon, Lori, and Crystal, all graduates from Ringwood Schools. Derral likes keeping up with his seven grandchildren. He likes camping, taking long cruises, and traveling.
Wade Detrick, Ringwood Schools Superintendent, Non-Voting Member, Ames H. S. Graduate
Wade attended Redlands Community College before transferring to Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a degree in agriculture education. Wade and his wife, Tina (Chitwood) Detrick, have 2 girls, Rylee and Reagan. While teaching agricultural sciences in Fairview, Wade earned his master's degree in school administration. Wade served as PreK-12 principal at Dover Public Schools for 4 years and served as junior and high school principal at Fletcher Public Schools for 1 year before moving back to the Ringwood area to serve as junior and high school principal for 4 years. He is the superintendent of Ringwood Public Schools. Wade enjoys spending time with his family, watching his daughters become outstanding 4th generation educators, as well as spending as much time as he can hunting and fishing.
Marcia Mason Blom, Advisor, RHS Graduate
Marcia attended Oklahoma State University where she earned bachelor and master's degrees. She was a speech-language pathologist, diagnostician, and coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia for 6 years before working for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) in Japan, Korea, and Germany. She worked overseas as a speech-language pathologist, early childhood coordinator, special education coordinator, and as a coordinator of special services for nearly 2,000 students overseas attending non-DoDDS schools or being home-schooled. She retired after 36 years in education and returned to Ringwood with her husband, John M. Blom. She enjoys traveling and reading.