A new voice for change

We started EKCO in the summer of 2020 with the goal of amplifying the voices of and providing resources for Oklahoma educators, parents, and community leaders who want a better education system for our kids.

Non-partisan education reform

Providing a quality education for Oklahoma kids should not be a partisan issue. We are uniquely positioned to partner with existing education-centered organizations across the state and provide a nonpartisan platform for education reform.


We believe that a better education system is the foundation for a better Oklahoma. Our kids are our future. Ensuring that every student has the opportunity to learn and succeed is an investment in a brighter tomorrow for all Oklahomans.

our Leadership
the CEO of Every Kid Counts Oklahoma smiling
Ryan Walters
A former AP History teacher for McAlester Public Schools, where he was an Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year finalist, Ryan is a lifelong advocate for improving Oklahoma’s education system. He has served on Governor Stitt’s Education Committee and as the Executive Director of Oklahoma Achieves. He currently serves as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Education.
Board of Directors
Jennifer Monies 
Vice President of Public Affairs | Saxum
AJ Griffin 
Director Of Government and Community Affairs | Paycom
Mike Robins, Board President 
Executive Director | Leadership Exchange Academy
Jake Yunker 
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations | Oklahoma State University Foundation
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