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EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Lindsey Miner
Lindsey Miner is serving as the Noble County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator. She has been with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service since June 2011.
Lindsey works with a variety of audiences and presents a wide range of programming. Every November, she gathers all the freshmen students in Noble County to participate in a program called Reality Check. This financial literacy event focuses on the everyday, real world challenges students will face upon entering adulthood. Reality Check is a community effort which involve local and area businesses, schools and volunteers. She works very closely with Noble County teachers to institute programming like OrganWise Guys and the Walk & Talk morning walking club. With the help of sponsors like Wal-Mart and the 4-H Foundation, Lindsey secured over $4500.00 in grant funding to facilitate youth development within local schools. In 2012, Lindsey was nationally certified in the “Bridges Out of Poverty” curriculum. She uses these resources to help those from middle class and poverty come together to create workable solutions.
The main reason Lindsey chose to work for OCES is her love of interacting with people and helping them enhance their life in a valuable way. She is passionate about building up the self -confidence of those stakeholders she comes in contact with. She accomplishes this through education, implementation of knowledge into practice and by showing genuine compassion to each individual.