Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy
4132 W. Cameron St.
Tulsa, OK 74127
Principal: Elaine Buxton
- To become familiar with the Book Room Materials
- Review the components of our team created lesson plan
- Have a greater understanding of the expected math resources
At Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy, we foster an environment that ensures all scholars receive complex texts and grade level tasks with art integration. We intentionally cultivate a community where students, staff, parents, and partners experience a sense of belonging, joy, safety, and social emotional well-being.
ABout A+ Schools
The A+ Schools Program is a whole-school reform model that views the arts as fundamental to teaching and learning in all subjects. A+ Schools combine interdisciplinary teaching and daily arts instruction, offering children opportunities to develop creative, innovative ways of thinking, learning and showing what they know. In A+ Schools, teaching the state’s mandated curriculum involves a collaborative, many-disciplined approach, with the arts continuously woven into every aspect of a child’s learning.
A+ ARTS INFUSED SCHOOL
A+ is researched based initiative that nurtures creative learners through the use of the 8 essentials, which are:
- Enriched Assessment
- Experimental Learning
- Multiple Learning Pathways
Mrs. Elaine Michelle Buxton is an honors graduate of Langston University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She went on to earn a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. She has also participated and graduated from Relay Graduate School, which is a national program that train principals to be more effective leaders.
A seasoned educator, Elaine was the youngest teacher to receive the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from B.F. Darrell Elementary School in Dallas, Texas. She later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and joined Tulsa Public School over 18 years ago. She has served in various positions of leadership in Tulsa Public Schools, such as an Instructional Facilitator, Assistant Principal, Principal of Whitman Elementary and currently serves as Principal of Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elaine strongly believes that all children can learn and have the right to an excellent education as well as exposure to classrooms that are challenging, caring and joyful. Her greatest accomplishments are being married to Pastor Terry L. Buxton for over 32 years and being the proud mom of Dionne, TJ and Latasha as well as the proud GiGi of Daniel and MiChelle.