Tresha D. Spoon, M.B.A.

Education Director and Parent Representative
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

Tresha D. Spoon, a proud member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, has worked for the Tribe in several capacities since 2001—first as an assistant, then as a child protection/foster care worker, and currently as director of education. In this role, Ms. Spoon serves as an advocate and support for youth and their parents when facing issues at school. She also administers the Tribe’s education programs: Academic (K–12), Zahn, Job Training Adult Education, Higher Education: Education Incentive Award, Graduate Scholarship, Big Jim Youth Award, and Johnson O’Malley. In addition, she has administrative oversight of the tribal youth program, Camp Nikoti, and worked to establish the current after school program at Little Axe Public Schools.

Since 2006, Ms. Spoon has represented the Absentee Shawnee Tribe on a range of committees and boards as well, including the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education, the Absentee Shawnee Development Corporation–Community Development Financial Institution, and the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Foster Care Licensing Committee. Currently, she serves as a parent representative on the Indian Education Title VII Parent Committee for Tecumseh Public Schools.

Ms. Spoon holds a B.S. in management from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, an M.B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a UCO Personal Finance Institute certificate.