Connie Reilly has been an educator in the Okemah Public Schools since 1971 where she has been honored with several teacher of the year awards. She graduated from Newcastle High School before attending the University of Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and History. She received a Master’s of Library Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1981.
She has taught high school English, History, Speech and Drama and middle school Language Arts. She has served Okemah Public Schools as a librarian, principal, state and federal programs director, treasurer, superintendent and administrative assistant. She has also worked as an educational consultant for a private firm. She has also been inducted into the Okemah Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Reilly currently serves as the President of the Okemah Chamber of Commerce. Her other professional memberships include the Retired Teachers Association, University of Oklahoma Alumni Association and Crimson Club. She and her husband, Bob, reside in Okemah and are the parents of two children. Her hobbies include reading, refinishing furniture, and gardening.