Our Board of Directors

Children’s House is a not for profit corporation of perpetual duration. The board sets the policies for the corporation and is ultimately responsible for its operations and development. Any parent, staff, or community member is welcome to bring items to the board. The board meets monthly, and once during each semester, the board holds an Open Meeting where parents and community members are welcome to attend. The board members bring a variety of expertise to the school and they are honored to serve the students, the staff, and the community. The board is the ultimate representative of the children: our job is to make sure that resources are allocated in the interest of the children so that CMS can be the best possible place to be a developing and learning child. Board members are volunteers and do not receive any compensation for their work. To contact the Board please email: board@cmsnorman.org.

Shari Ransley

Shari is a native of Norman, Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma majoring in Vocal Music Performance and graduating with a degree in Theoretical Mathematics. After graduating, Shari spent over 8 years in Taiwan producing children’s theatre and family activities for World Family, Taiwan. Since returning to Norman, she has served as the logistics coordinator for the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, assisted the revitalization of the Sooner Theatre as its Business Director, and she is now Executive Director at Cimarron Opera and The Performing Arts Studio at the Depot. Her daughter is an Elementary student at Children’s House and an alumna of the Primary program.

Jason Andes

Jason is from Norman Oklahoma and resides there with his wife Angela and their daughter. He is the owner and partner of Brookfield custom Homes LLC, BCH commercial Construction, and CMG management group. Jason graduated from the University Oklahoma with a BLS degree emphasis natural science and economics,  and he is a third generation Oklahoma builder. Along the 25 years experience in residential, commercial, and light industrial construction, Jason found enjoyment with past board and committee membership positions in Habitat for humanity, Men’s association of Norman, Basco and Oklahoma state home builders association, the Oklahoma IRC/IBC code adoption committee, and the Norman youth soccer association(Celtics). He’s currently an active member on the board of chapter advisors of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Jason chairs the board’s building committee and as thus oversees the development of new school grounds for CMS.

Lois Koch

Board Member
Lois grew up in Ohio and has lived with her family in Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado and Oklahoma. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University, post graduate studies in Special Education, and a Montessori Early Childhood Certification from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies. Lois serves Children’s House both as a Board member and also as the Lead Teacher for one of our Primary classrooms.

Amanda Pollock

Board Member

Amanda is an Oklahoma native and attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma.  She obtained her Master’s degree in Community Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with additional certification in psychometry.  Amanda works on the OU Health Sciences campus at the Child Study Center, where she is a pediatric development counselor, working in a clinic that serves children prenatally exposed to drugs and/or alcohol. She is also certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is a Level II trainer.  She has two daughters that attend Children’s House, one in the Elementary program and one in the Primary program.