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OKCPS Board of Education Names Dr. Jamie C. Polk as New Superintendent 

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(Oklahoma City, OK) – The Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) Board of Education selected Dr. Jamie C. Polk as the district’s next superintendent. During a special board meeting on Saturday, May 11, the board voted unanimously to approve the hire of Dr. Polk as superintendent effective July 1, 2024. 

“After a swift but rigorous selection process, the OKCPS Board of Education is pleased to welcome Dr. Jamie C. Polk as the next superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools. 

Since joining the district as the Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education in 2019, Dr. Polk has leveraged her more than 33 years in education to drive significant improvements to both the culture and academic achievement of our district. Her emphasis on innovation, building leadership capacity at all levels and fostering strong partnerships with the teachers and leaders who work directly with our students has yielded tangible results, including the removal of 11 schools from the “F” list, 12 schools are now eligible to exit state designation, and has increased the retention of highly skilled educators at a time when most district’s are facing significant staffing shortages.

As OKCPS remains steadfast in its commitment to providing a world-class education for every student, the Board looks forward to collaborating with Dr. Polk to ensure that our policies reflect the diverse needs of our community and prioritize the success of our students and families. With Dr. Polk’s leadership, we are confident in the bright future of Oklahoma City Public Schools,” said Board Chair, Paula Lewis. 

In accepting the position, Dr. Jamie Polk expressed her enthusiasm for the opportunity to lead OKCPS. “I truly believe that our previous success will be the recipe for our future endeavors,” said Dr. Polk. “I am looking forward to the journey together. I need YOU. Families, I need your support as we guide your child through this pathway for them to find their unique purpose. I need our staff. I need them to continue with the promise and expectation that every child can succeed. It’s a village and it will take all of us.”

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