Okemah Superintendent Search



The Okemah Schools in cooperation with parents, students and the community will develop students to their fullest potential so they may become responsible, productive citizens in a rapidly changing multicultural society.


The Okemah Schools and parents have the responsibility to assist each student to develop intellectual, physical, and moral potential as fully as possible in order to become a productive member of society. Because education is a continuing process, the school program should reflect the changing needs of the students and community.

Inherent within this philosophy is the belief that all students can and will learn. All students, regardless of ability, should receive personal satisfaction and fulfillment in some educational endeavor and should share, with the school and home, the responsibility of this achievement.

An understanding of the democratic process is essential and this process is developed through both study and practice. This practice should include pride in our heritage and an appreciation for individual and national freedoms.

The schools have an obligation toward helping create individual respect and respect for every human being. Reinforcement of personal integrity, social maturity, emotional stability and insight is a responsibility of our school and community.


  • Over 800 students
  • 65 teachers – over 60% have been with us over 10 years
    • Bachelors degree: 42
    • Masters degree: 22
    • Doctorate: 1
  • Strong collaborative relationship with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation
  • Strong community support – in the 2018-2019 school year these entities combined to award over $25,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors:
    • Active Okemah Public Schools Foundation
    • Okemah Alumni Association
    • Community/business leaders
  • Okemah Public Schools Foundation awarded $17,500 in grants to teachers in fall 2018
  • New safe room-equipped multipurpose facility at Oakes Elementary School
  • Okemah Alternative Academy students hosted a public exhibition of their art work, which helped the program receive extra points, and received a Highly Effective rating of 125 out of 123 possible points from the State Department of Education
  • Many athletic successes:
    • 3 powerlifting state championships
    • 1 state championship in boys basketball
    • 1 state runner-up in boys basketball
    • 1 state runner-up in boys track
    • 1 academic state champion girls track

Applications will be accepted for this position until December 21. Candidates selected to interview will be notified by email or phone. Interviews will be held in January 2019, with the hopes of naming a superintendent in February 2019.  This timeline is subject to change at the discretion of the Board.