The mystery of Walters: How a beloved history teacher became Oklahoma’s culture-warrior-in-chief

BY: - October 5, 2023

Ryan Walters was one of the most well-liked teachers at McAlester High School.  A history teacher and 2016 finalist for Oklahoma teacher of the year, he encouraged vigorous debates on pivotal moments like Roe v. Wade and, closer to home, the forced relocation of Native Americans known as the “Trail of Tears.” During homecoming week, […]