Oklahoma’s current First Lady Kim Blaine Henry was born in Norman Oklahoma. Her family moved to Shawnee when she was 5 years old. She was a classroom teacher for 10 years at her alma mater, Shawnee High School, where she taught Oklahoma History, Economics, Government, and Advanced Placement American History. In 1999-2000 she was awarded the Close-Up Foundation's Linda Myers Chozen Award for Teaching Excellence in Civic Education. Only five other educators across the nation received the honor that year. As first lady, she has championed children, early childhood education, literacy and many other worthy causes.