Director of Educational Programs
Shirley Lettkeman taught elementary education for 32 years. She joined the Southwest Dairy Farmers Family in June 2013 as the Director of Educational Programs. She is a National Board Certified Teacher. She has a Master's in Education with a Reading Specialist Certificate from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Shirley was the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom State Teacher of the Year in 2012. She received the 2013 National White-Reinhardt Award for promoting Agricultural literacy.
She is married to Dennis Lettkeman, who works for United States Gypsum Company as the New Product Development and Processing Manager. They have two children, Brice Lettkeman and Kimbri Lettkeman- Long married to Jason Long, and one granddaughter Madalynn Long, all of Houston, Texas.
In her spare time Shirley likes to travel and spend time with her family.