Twyla has over 35 years providing administration, direct care services, training and technical assistance to a variety of groups including, male and female prisoners, criminal justice workers, corporate managers, faith-based organizations, juvenile delinquents, college students, civic groups and organizations, and staff on Native American reservations.
Currently, Twyla serves as the Director of the Craig County Detention Center in Vinita Oklahoma and Level E Group Home in Welch, Oklahoma.
Previously, she worked for the University of Oklahoma providing training and technical assistance to Bureau of Indian Affairs schools in eight states. She has worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Corrections Corporation of America, and the Office of Juvenile Affairs where she served as Administrator, Warden, Case Manager, and a variety of other positions.
Twyla holds a Masters Degree in Urban Studies from Tulsa University, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Oklahoma State University, and an Associates Degree in Public Affairs from Northeastern A. & M College in Miami. She has served as a criminal justice/corrections instructor at Oklahoma State University and Langston University.
Twyla is a certified presenter for the TranZed Institute which specializes in helping adults, help kids. She also is a certified Master Trainer in True Colors, which is dynamic communications model that accounts for individual personalities and differences.
WORKSHOPS presented by TWYLA include:
- Beyond Poverty: Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty
- Brain Matters: The Essential Guide To Brain-Based Learning
- Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What Adults Can Say Differently Today to Transform the Tomorrows of Our Youth
- Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind