Dr. Sarah Layman joined the USAO faculty in 2011. She is an assistant professor of education.
Previously, Layman was an adjunct faculty member and graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma. She has teaching experience in public schools teaching third grade and serving as a gifted resource coordinator.
She has been a recipient of the Young Educator Award in 2007 and was named Teacher of the Year in 2008. Additional, she was a Summa cum Laude honors graduate in 2000 and was a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.
Layman has given several professional and community presentations. She is a member of the National Council for Social Studies, Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies, International Visual Literacy Association and Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Created and Talented.
Eileen Thomas is the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Education & Speech-Language Pathology at USAO. She has been a member of the staff since in 1982.
She has been very active in the Staff Association Council. She has served as Chair of Staff Association for the past two years -- fighting on behalf of the staff at USAO. She also participates annually in the American Cancer Society - Relay For Life where she has served as Team Captain for the past 4 years for "Team USAO".