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Dr. Shirley Simmons Named District 7 Assistant Superintendent of the Year

The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) announced Shirley Simmons of Norman Public Schools as the 2019 OASA District 7 Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the Year this week. Simmons will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference this June and is also eligible to submit an application for the State Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the Year that will be awarded in May.

OASA annually recognizes outstanding administrators who:

  • demonstrate successful experience in top level educational administration
  • have a sound, dynamic and realistic philosophy of education
  • can inspire and motivate people and give support and recognition for the contributions of others
  • have a record which evidences continued professional and personal growth through appropriate training and experiences including skills in human relations and the stamina to cope with the pressures of the job,
  • have the ability to speak for education on all levels with special emphasis on the district level
  • have made contributions to educational administration

“Naming Administrator of the Year is one of my favorite times of the year to recognize outstanding school assistant superintendents/central office administrators,” said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA Executive Director. “I’m reminded again and again about the incredible people working in our state to make public education better. Shirley Simmons is among some of the best Oklahoma administrators. We’re so proud to recognize the efforts of Ms. Simmons to build better schools and exceptional learning experiences for students.”

OASA has 20 Districts that consists of multiple counties. Eligible OASA members are nominated and selected by their peers in their OASA District.