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NPS announces new Chief Technology Officer

The Norman Board of Education has approved the district’s recommendation to hire Dr. Peter Liesenfeld as the Norman Public School District’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Liesenfeld has served as the principal at Norman North High School for the last five years.

“Peter has been a tremendous leader in our district and shares our vision for how technology can extend learning beyond the classroom,” Superintendent Dr. Nick Migliorino said. “He always puts students first and is passionate about providing equitable opportunities for all students to succeed. Peter is also laser-focused on safety and security in technology and I am confident his leadership will allow us to continue thoughtfully integrating technology into the educational experience to prepare our students for college and the workforce.”

At Norman North, Dr. Liesenfeld oversaw a period of growth and flourishing that included the construction of multi-million-dollar bond projects spanning the entire campus, including the creation and implementation of Norman North’s College and Career Center and Freshman Academy. He also implemented technology-focused instructional innovations involving collaborative tools, grading systems, data monitoring, at-risk monitoring and graduation tracking.

Dr. Liesenfeld earned his doctorate in education administration and curriculum supervision in 2014 from the University of Oklahoma where he is also an adjunct professor in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. A lifelong Sooner and Norman resident, he also received a master’s degree in education administration and curriculum supervision from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in music in 2000.

He began his career with Norman Public Schools as a band director for Irving Middle School in 2000. Dr. Liesenfeld has also served as an assistant band director at Norman High School, an assistant principal at Alcott Middle School and principal at Longfellow Middle School. He also worked as director of Norman Net for three years, where he facilitated online learning systems for credit recovery and original credit courses and developed policies and procedures surrounding online learning systems.

A relationship-focused and energetic leader, Dr. Liesenfeld is an active member of the Norman community. He serves on numerous boards, including Bridges, the Cleveland County Family YMCA, Parents Helping Parents among others. He was voted Norman’s best principal by the Norman Transcript in both 2015 and 2017 and was named among Norman’s ‘Next Under 40’ by the Norman Chamber of Commerce in 2016.

The district is currently conducting a thorough search process for a new Norman North Principal.