Board of Directors
Deb Bryant has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. Her son, Boston, is now in 5th grade at St. Mary's School.
Ms. Bryant is the SVP, Underwriting Manager for the Western Division, at Simmons Bank. She has also previously served on the SMES board in the role of Treasurer.
Dr. Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH serves on the Board as both an Episcopalian and a parent. She has two children at SMES and has been a Board member since 2019.
Dr. Weedn is a pediatrician, researcher, and Associate Professor at OU Health/OUHSC.
Merri M. Barden, CPA serves on the Board as a parent at St. Mary's. She has one daughter, Lucy, who is currently in Kindergarten at SMES. Merri is also a Tax Partner at HoganTaylor, LLP.
Wes spent 40 years as an Executive & CEO of Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations and Community Foundations in Kansas City, Baton Rouge, and Ardmore, OK. He is in the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Economic Development Association Wall of Honor and is recognized as a Life Member of the International Economic Development Council where he was the first recipient of the Leadership in Public Service Award.
In semi-retirement, he is Senior Warden at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Chairman of StitchCrew, an organization successfully advancing founders to creating entrepreneurial businesses.
In July 2013, Pamela Dockter was named the third Head of School for St. Mary’s Episcopal School.
Pamela received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in elementary and middle school education with a certification in middle school social studies from Mayville State University. She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where she received her Master’s Degree in early childhood with a certification in elementary and middle school administration.
As an accomplished and respected educator, she brings years of experience in teaching and administration since 1981. Pamela has taught in elementary schools (private and public) in Oklahoma and Texas. Pamela has been in administrational leadership positions with Edmond Public Schools and Heritage Hall.
Pamela loves what she does and holds true to her educational philosophy: “students come first.” They are our most precious resource for the future and must be treated that way.