MS, Texas A&M University
Wayne Salih began teaching in 1989 and joined Oklahoma Connections Academy in 2015. He teaches Spanish, speech and
debate, and English language development for grades K‒12. Learn more about Mr. Salih below:
Why I Became a Teacher
I became a teacher to positively impact students’ lives. It’s a great source of joy to know that my work has impacted
future generations. I value teaching at Oklahoma Connections Academy because I get to interact with students around the
state and help each one along their academic journey. There’s no better way to get to know such a variety of learners.
The Online School Experience at Oklahoma Connections Academy
One benefit of teaching online is that students and teachers can focus on the subject or task without distractions. An
education at Oklahoma Connections Academy allows students to dig deeply into a variety of engaging curricula, while
connecting with peers in innovative formats. The flexibility of online education allows our students to enjoy the many
shared experiences and successes that make our school community special.
Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School
Help your student to communicate with teachers. This is a skill that must be learned and practiced often. It’s
important, since the students that communicate more often with their teachers are the most successful.
It’s a great source of joy to know that my work has impacted future generations.
— Mr. Salih
I love traveling and enjoying nature. New experiences and meeting new friends are my favorite way to spend free time.