During the May meeting of the Edmond School Board, approval was given for the hiring of three principals and six assistant principals.
Stephanie Pattillo was hired as principal of Will Rogers Elementary. She will succeed Dr. Sheron House who has served in the role for 20 years. House is moving to the district office as Learning and Professional Development Coordinator.
Pattillo has several years of teaching experience including four years at Will Rogers Elementary as well as administrative experience as an assistant principal at Angie Debo Elementary and Orvis Risner Elementary.
Also moving to the district office in the role of Residency/Attendance Officer is longtime Boulevard Academy principal Mark Andrus. Jeff Nemcok will take over the leadership duties at Boulevard Academy. Nemcok has been serving as assistant principal at Edmond Memorial High School.
Additionally, West Field Elementary will welcome Crystal Smith as principal. Smith replaces Dr. Jacye Jamar who is moving out of state.
The Board of Education also approved the hiring of the following assistant principals: Richard Inga, Josh Williams, and Cassandra Clark who will be filling assistant principal positions at Edmond North High School; Brandi Wheeler will be joining the faculty at Edmond Memorial High School; Matthew Robinson will be coming onboard at Sequoyah Middle School; and Wes Self is being added to the administrative team at Summit Middle School.
“We are fortunate to have had some excellent educators from which to choose to fill these important leadership positions,” Superintendent Bret Towne said. “While they each have their own strengths, common among them is a sincere desire to help students grow academically, personally and emotionally.”
Towne said several factors contributed to the number of open positions that had to be filled.
“Some administrators chose advancement in different districts, a few left for employment opportunities in the private or non-profit sector and others retired.”
The new principals and assistant principals will begin their new positions this summer.