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Annette Price announces candidacy for Norman school board

NORMAN (Nov. 16, 2022) – Annette Price, an educator, small-business owner and mother of three, announced today her candidacy for Office 3 of the Norman Public School Board.

Price, whose children have attended Norman Public Schools since 2006, said her focus will be on the safety and academic growth of all students.

“Too often, broad district policies disproportionately impact vulnerable students in our schools. Every child should feel safe at school and have the opportunity to learn and grow,” Price said. “As a district, we should always be looking toward innovation, equity and resilience.”

Price has spent much of her career in education, teaching at the early childhood, middle school and adult levels, including positions at Norman Public Schools and Moore-Norman Technology Center. She has also worked at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, where she developed public communications explaining new education programs and policies. She used her expertise to answer constituent questions covering all aspects of public education, from budgets to instruction. Currently, she works at the University of Oklahoma collaborating with researchers at the National Weather Center to coordinate PreK-12 meteorology education programs. Price holds a master’s degree in education from OU.

Price believes the key to better schools and a better future for Norman is greater support of teachers and support staff.

“The educators working directly with our children are the lifeblood of our entire community. They deserve our utmost gratitude and respect. In too many instances, teachers are leaving the district, or even the state, in search of better opportunities. The future of our kids is at stake right now. We must do better in attracting and retaining top classroom talent,” Price said.

Price has spent over a decade active in PTA, serving as PTA president at Wilson Elementary and Longfellow Middle Schools and as a member of the Oklahoma PTA State Board. As president of the Norman PTA Council from 2017 to 2019, she helped revive the Norman Chocolate Festival into a community fundraiser benefiting Norman schools.

“The heart of my volunteer work in our schools has been advocating for students and empowering families to have a voice in their children’s education. I want to continue to stand up for kids in my role as a school board member,” Price said.

Price will celebrate 25 years as a Norman small-business owner in 2023. She and her husband, Matthew, own Speeding Bullet Comics, a bookstore that specializes in comic books and graphic novels. Each year, the store gives away thousands of comic books on Free Comic Book Day, a community outreach event to promote literacy in the community.

To learn more about Price and her views on the issues, visit


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