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Madison Middle School’s Rick Johnson Selected as a Top Ten Teacher of 2022

The people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas have awarded Madison Middle School teacher Rick Johnson with $5,000 dollars for being recognized as one of the Top Ten Teachers of 2022.

Johnson was selected out of more than 200 nominations for his outstanding work in engaging students in sixth grade science.

“As one of Mr. Johnson’s former students, I can say that he taught me more than just science. He taught me how to be a good educator and coach, but most importantly, how to be a good man, husband, and father,” said Kyle Pool. “He is beyond humble and all about serving others.”

Madison Middle School will also receive $2,000.

“One of our core missions is supporting education,” said Oklahoma Energy Resources Board Executive Director Mindy Stitt. “The people of Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas are passionate about recognizing teachers for their efforts in creating the next generation of leaders.”

The OERB is funded by the more than 2,500 producers and thousands of royalty owners across Oklahoma through a voluntary one-tenth of 1 percent assessment on oil and natural gas production. The mission is centered around a simple idea: empowering unlimited opportunity for all Oklahomans. We are committed to the wellbeing and prosperity of all.

Visit to learn more about the investment that the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas are making in our state.