Hailey Standford – 2022 Silent Servant

Hailey Stanford of Wilburton HS in Wilburton, OK is widely recognized as a leader within her school, and local community. Since 2018 she has served with the Wilburton Community Food Pantry providing food for needy residents. Her service became particularly important during the pandemic.

Hailey also enjoys working with community leaders on the Wilburton Youth Advisory Board, where she also represents YAHL (Youth Action for Health Leadership) and FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). In addition, she has also been actively involved with many FFA (Future Farmers of America)​ community projects. 

Hailey is recognized as a strong, quiet leader at Wilburton HS, where she has had many leadership roles: FFA President, FFA Secretary, FCA President, Softball Co-Captain, Basketball Co-Captain. The Peter R. Marsh Foundation is proud to recognize Hailey for her selfless community service.

About Jim Warford

Jim Warford is the author of, The Chemistry of Culture: Strategies You Can Use to Create a Culture of Learning. For 15 years Jim Warford was Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Jim is an author, speaker, Leadership and Instructional Coach. He was named in March 2003 as Florida’s first Chancellor of K12 Public Schools. He stepped down in September, 2005 to become Executive Director of the Florida Association of School Administrators, representing over 10,000 Florida school leaders. As a Senior Advisor for the International Center for Leadership in Education, he works with states, districts and schools to provide coaching and executive training and support to school leaders and their staffs. As Florida’s Chancellor, he led the creation and state-wide implementation of Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model, FCIM, which resulted in that state’s dramatic gains in student achievement and an 80% reduction in the number low-performing schools. FCIM remains Florida’s required intervention for all low-performing schools. As Superintendent of the Marion County, Florida Public Schools, he first implemented the Continuous Improvement Model district-wide. As a result, school grades went from three “F”, eight “D” and only one “A” school in 1999 to twenty “A”, 16 “B” and no “F” schools in 2003. Under his leadership the high school dropout rate was cut in half. He taught applied technology courses at the high school level for 17 years and created a Computer Graphics/Video Production program that won many national and state awards. He was named Vanguard High School Teacher of the Year three separate times.
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