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Principals named at Jackson, Kennedy

The Norman Board of Education has approved the district’s recommendation to hire Alisa Steig as the principal at Kennedy Elementary and Jill Cliburn as principal at Jackson Elementary.

 “We are excited these proven professionals will be leading Kennedy and Jackson next school year,” said Dr. Nick Migliorino, Norman Public School District superintendent. “Both have demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision inside and outside of our district, and I look forward to seeing what they will accomplish as principals.”

 Steig, a Norman resident with 30 years of education experience, was most recently the principal at Edgemere Elementary in Oklahoma City. Prior to that role, Steig spent a year as an assistant principal at Jackson Middle School, also in the Oklahoma City Public School District, as well 11 years at Lakeview Elementary in Norman in a variety of positions. Steig was named a Norman Public Schools teacher of the year finalist in 2008.

Steig graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1984 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She later completed a master’s degree in education, administration, curriculum and supervision at the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 2013 as a member Phi-Kappa-Phi National Honor Society.

Cliburn will make the move to Jackson from just across town at Washington Elementary where she currently serves as an assistant principal. She has been in the Norman Public School District since 2014. Prior to her time in Norman, she worked for Ada Public Schools for 10 years, including one year as principal at Hayes Grade Center.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from East Central University in 1986 and has a pair of master’s degrees, one in school counseling in 2003 and one in school administration in 2007, from the ECU as well.

The Board has also approved the hire of Justin Jones as Norman North High School’s next head football coach. Jones comes to Norman from Bishop McGuinness where he was head coach for seven seasons, earning a cumulative record of 68-22 and twice finishing as state runner-up. Full release can be found here.