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Norman Board of Education names new superintendent

The Norman Board of Education today announced that Dr. Nick Migliorino has been selected to succeed Dr. Joe Siano, who will retire June 30 as Superintendent of the Norman Public School District.

Migliorino currently serves as the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services and Chief Technology Officer, a position he has held since July 2014. In this role he oversees the maintenance, transportation, child nutrition, health and technology divisions. Prior to his current role he worked for Jostens, Inc. as co-founder of a school messaging mobile application. Migliorino also has previously served as the district’s Director of Secondary Education, as well as a math teacher and coach at Irving Middle School. His more than 20-year career also includes administrative positions in Moore, Tahlequah and Putnam City Public Schools.

“There was significant interest in this position and we were fortunate to have strong candidates apply from across the region,” said Board of Education President Cindy Nashert. “We took our role to find a successor very seriously and sought to find someone who would continue the district’s momentum and build upon Dr. Siano’s incredible leadership at Norman Public Schools.”

Board members gathered input from a variety of stakeholders about ideal qualities and characteristics the next superintendent should embody through a series of interactive sessions and an online survey. Stakeholders repeatedly said they believed a forward-thinking, inclusive and collaborative leader who will continue to provide necessary support for schools and equitable opportunities for all students would be the best fit for Norman Public Schools.

“As a board, we listened to the input we collected from the community and were unanimous in our decision,” Nashert said. “We believe Dr. Migliorino’s experience has prepared him well for this role and that he represents the qualities Norman community members seek in a superintendent. We are excited about his vision for the district and are confident he will serve our students, families, teachers and community well.”

Migliorino earned a bachelor's degree in education from East Central University in Ada, a Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He will work alongside Siano during a transitional period prior to assuming the superintendent position July 1.

“Dr. Migliorino is an excellent choice to lead our schools,” Siano said. “He has been an integral part of our leadership team and an engaged member of our community who has done an outstanding job serving students, managing our bond projects, implementing our technology initiatives and more. During his time in our district, I have personally witnessed his commitment to advancing our mission to prepare and inspire all students to reach their full potential. I’m confident he will continue to be a collaborative leader who will diligently serve our students, families, teachers, administrators, staff and the greater community.”

Nestled in the heart of a world-class academic community, the Norman Public School District is the eighth-largest in Oklahoma. The district is located near the University of Oklahoma and has earned a reputation for academic excellence, robust fine arts programs, first-rate athletic teams and providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential. The district is located in Oklahoma's third largest city and serves nearly 16,000 students at two high schools, four middle schools, 17 elementary schools and two alternative education programs. Norman Public Schools have repeatedly been recognized for academic excellence in Newsweek, the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and more. For additional information visit