The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) is pleased to announce Dr. Alan Baker of Cleveland Public Schools as the 2019 OASA District 4 Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the Year. Dr. Baker 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. Dr. Alan Baker is among some of the best Oklahoma administrators. We’re so proud to recognize the efforts of Dr. Baker 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.
Dr. Baker is just finishing his 28th year in education. He has worked in an administrative capacity for Cleveland Public Schools for the past 22 years, spending 19 years as the high school principal. This past summer, Dr. Baker moved into a central office position as he took on the role of Cleveland Assistant Superintendent. “Superintendent Dan Poindexter and High School Principal Ron Ward gave me an opportunity 22 years ago as a young administrator, and I never found a reason to want to go anywhere else. Cleveland became home for me and my family. It’s a been a great experience, and I truly enjoy the chance to work alongside the many great people and educators that make up our school district.”
Visit the CCOSA website to see past Administrator of the Year awardees, more information about OASA and CCOSA: www.ccosa.org.