Jona Tickle, a music teacher of 33 years is currently teaching at Western Heights Intermediate Center. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education. Ms. Tickle is a National Board Certified Teacher and has served the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as an assessor. She is proud to have served as a CTSWS Region Coordinator on many occasions and was honored to serve as the CTSWS State Co-Chair in 2011 as well as the OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus Co-Chair in 2012. 

Ms. Tickle served as Elementary Vice President for Oklahoma Music Educators in 2014 – 2015 and was a 2013 recipient of the OMEA Exemplary Teacher Award. She has been  honored to be the Guest Clinician for several Oklahoma Choral Director’s All-Region Choirs as well as Guest Clinician for several CTSWS Region festivals. In addition to her duties as a music teacher at Bridgestone Intermediate Center in Western Heights School District, she is the Director of Music Ministries at the Wesley United Methodist Church in El Reno, Oklahoma.