Before joining OSSBA, Hime served for six years as superintendent of Enid Public Schools. He also worked as a teacher and administrator in Ardmore Public Schools and other districts.
Hime has a deep background in education at the state level. He’s a former Oklahoma State Department of Education assistant state superintendent, where his responsibilities included the management of the state aid, school financial accounting, school personnel records, transportation, transfers and capital improvement. In addition, he collaborated with state legislators on pending legislation and its impact on public schools.
Hime has received numerous statewide awards, including District 3 Superintendent of the Year from the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators and Administrator of the Year from the Oklahoma School Public Relations Association. He also was selected as a member of the Leadership Oklahoma Class of XIV.
Hime serves on the state Education Department’s Teacher Shortage Task Force, School Leaders Risk Management Association board of directors, the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust board of directors and as past chairman of the Oklahoma Education Coalition.
Hime previously served as chair of the National School Boards Association’s Organization of State Association Executive Directors and as a member of NSBA’s Board of Directors. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from East Central University and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.