Cathleen Skinner

Director of World Languages – State Department of Education


Cathleen Skinner is Director of World Languages other Than English at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. She has a long career in education teaching Spanish, German, and TESL in PreK-20 urban, suburban and rural schools, as an adjunct in Business Communication in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, then serving as the Director of Foreign Language Teacher Education at OSU. From there she went to Southwestern Christian University where she developed programs in TESL and Global Leadership. With a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, she enjoys learning about various aspects of language, culture, and learning, as well as writing.