Storyteller: Blankenship, Janice (Dobson)

Interviewer: Bertalot, Lorretta

Date: 11/05/2021

Language: English

Initiative: Tulsans Talk

Description: Janice has a family tree of Presbyterian foreign missionaries dating back to her Great Grandfather on one side and her Grandfather on the other. She attended Woodstock Boarding School in India and speaks three East Indian dialects. In 1963 she moved to Tulsa, and attended Tulsa Central High where she performed in Daze and choir. She met her husband Duane Blankenship at Cities Service Petroleum Co. Janice has taught Preschool through College and has served as an assistant principal and principal with the Broken Arrow Schools and mentor for Northeastern State College teacher program. She taught at the Burroughs Little School in 1971. Janice thinks everyone should volunteer someplace. She has served many organizations and today is a volunteer at Tulsa Historical Museum, the Assistance League, and Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church.

Subjects: Foreign Missionaries in her family, Woodstock Boarding School in India, Famous visitors to the school, Tulsa Central Daze performances, Adult mentors, College, Teaching, Integration of Tulsa Schools, "Burroughs Little School Project, Broken Arrow teacher and administrator, College Student Teacher mentor, Volunteer opportunities, Speaks 3 Indian dialects

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