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Registration for 2015-2016 will begin in January

About the Oklahoma Principals' Academy

Applications will be accepted from PK-12 principals and assistant principals. Tuition for the program is $1500 (includes summer retreat, 4 follow-up sessions, program materials, meals and lodging. Participants must furnish and pay for their own transportation.

Founded in 1994, the Oklahoma Principals' Academy provides K-12 principals and assistant principals networking opportunities and leadership development customized for the unique challenges of leading today's elementary and secondary schools. A unique blend of leadership theory and practice, this fast-paced, engaging program prepares principals and assistant principals to face the ever-changing needs of the schools and students they serve. Participants will leave the Academy with the most current application of effective leadership principles from education and business.

The program consists of a four-day retreat and four one and a half-day sessions. As with all worthwhile endeavors, this program requires a definite commitment of time on the part of each participant. Spouses are not included in meetings or overnight sessions.

Attendance is mandatory for successful completion of the program. Absence from more than one session (or the accumulation of partial sessions that equals one full session) will make the participant ineligible to graduate.

2014-15 Schedule

Summer Session

June 16-20, 2014, Summer Retreat, National Center for Employee Development (NCED), Norman

Four Follow-up Sessions

Session 1: Sept. 10-11, 2014, National Center for Employee Development (NCED), Norman

Session 2: Nov. 5-6, 2014, Doubletree Downtown, Tulsa

Session 3: Feb. 4-5, 2015, Meeting - University of Central Oklahoma & Lodging - Fairfield Inn & Suites, Edmond, OK

Session 4: April 8-9, 2015, St. Crispin’s, Seminole

(The follow-up sessions start at 6:00 p.m. the first night and end at 2:30 p.m. the second day.)


Oklahoma Principals’ Academy
Advisory Council

Dr. Jenyfer Glisson
Executive Director, Teacher & Leader Effectiveness (TLE), Oklahoma State Department of Education
Sean McDaniel
Superintendent, Mustang Public Schools
Dr. Jason Simeroth
Superintendent, Durant Public Schools
Amy Fichtner
Assistant Superintendent, Broken Arrow Public Schools
Dr. Tom Deighan
Superintendent, Lawton Public Schools
Scott Farmer
Superintendent, Sallisaw Public Schools
Lenis DeRieux
Executive Director of Human Resources & Communications, Deer Creek Public Schools
Jean Hendrickson,
Executive Director, Oklahoma A+ Schools
Chair: Jim Machell
Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma
Sam Herriman
Executive Director of Secondary Education, Bartlesville Public Schools
Stacey Butterfield,
Superintendent, Jenks Public Schools
Dr. Joe Siano
Superintendent, Norman Public Schools
Chuck Tompkins
Executive Director of Human Capital, Oklahoma City Public Schools
Dr. Sheli McAdoo
Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Yukon Public Schools
Jennifer Gripado
Teacher Effectiveness Fellow, Tulsa Public Schools
Michael McClaren
Superintendent, Claremore Public Schools
Melanie Hau
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education , Enid Public Schools
Dr. Robert Romines
Superintendent, Moore Public Schools