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principals academy with state superintendant Joy Hofmeister 2015

Principals' Academy Class XXXII & New State Superintendent Hofmeister

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About the Oklahoma Principals' Academy

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. The program consists of a four-day summer session and four -1 ½ day sessions. Applications will be accepted from PK-12 principals and assistant principals.

Regular Registration Fee:  $1599, includes meals, lodging, and materials (ends 5/8/2015 at 11:59 PM)

Summer Session: June 15-19, 2015, Marriott Conference Center, Norman

June 15            6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Introduction – Cary Williams, Director, Educators’ Leadership Academy and Jim Machell, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma

June 16            9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Challenge Course

June 17            9 a.m. – 12 p.m., TBA, Clay Vineyard, Principal, US Grant High School, OKC PS

                       1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Understandings Gained in the First Two Years, Linda Reid, Principal, Jenks East Intermediate PS

June 18            9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Communication and Personnel – Lenis DeRieux, Executive Director of Human Resources & Communications, Deer Creek School District

June 19            9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Vision, Culture & Change – Terry Saul, Superintendent, Sequoyah Public School

Four Follow-up Sessions

September 9-10, 2015, NCED Conference Center & Hotel, Norman

November 4-5, 2015, Doubletree Hotel Downtown, Tulsa

February 3-4, 2016, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

April 6-7, 2015, Graduation, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

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

Enrollment is limited. Guarantee enrollment by signing up today. Participants will receive confirmation once registration is complete.

For more information contact:

Cary Williams Phone: (405) 974-5561 Fax: (405) 974-3922 Email:

ELA 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