The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators has named 19 superintendents and one assistant superintendent from across the state as 2007 District Administrators of the Year.
Nineteen school superintendents and one assistant superintendent from across the state have been named 2007 District Administrators of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA), Dr. Randall Raburn, Executive Director of OASA, has announced.
The superintendents will be honored at the OASA awards banquet on June 6 during the annual conference hosted by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration. The conference will run through June 8 at the Meridian Conference Center in Oklahoma City.
To be selected a district winner, administrators must meet criteria that include expectations of students and staff; leadership; contributions to school districts and the education profession; and an “active and respected” role in the community, according to an OASA press release.
The recipients are:
-District #1- Jim Wiggins, superintendent, Yarbrough
-District #2- Bill Denton, superintendent, Woodward
-District #3- Jason Sternberger, superintendent, Medford
-District #4- Joe Surber, Assistant superintendent, Ponca City
-District #5-Mary Jane Bias, superintendent, Bixby
-District #6-Mike McClaren, superintendent, Claremore
-District #7-Gloria Griffin, superintendent, Millwood
-District #8-Bob Hightower, superintendent, Meeker
-District #9-J.E. “Woody” Pryor, superintendent, Maud
-District #10-Billy Green, superintendent, Dewar
-District #11-Paul Hurst, superintendent, Tahlequah
-District #12-Mike Maddox, superintendent, Canute
-District #13-Bob Drury, superintendent, Altus
-District #14-Donny Darrow, superintendent, Carnegie
-District #15-George Coffman, superintendent, Marlow
-District #16-David Powell, superintendent, Wayne
-District #17-Ron Hutchings, superintendent, Tishomingo
-District #18-Dean Wood, superintendent, Haywood
-District #19-Carolyn Davis, superintendent, Broken Bow
-District #20-John Hunter, superintendent, Moore-Norman Technology Center
The 20 administrators are now eligible for state administrator of the year. The selection of the state winner will be announced in August. The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators is under the umbrella of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration. CCOSA is an incorporated, non-profit organization serving more than 2,300 superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals and central office administrators.