Jenks school board names Butterfield as next superintendent
BY KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Monday, January 14, 2013
1/15/13 at 7:03 AM
JENKS — Jenks Deputy Superintendent Stacey Butterfield will be the next superintendent of Jenks Public Schools, beginning July 1.
The school board selected Butterfield on Monday night from among four finalists. The others were Kathy Dodd, associate superintendent for teaching and learning at Union Public Schools; Gary Quinn, longtime superintendent at Bartlesville Public Schools; and Dan Stiffler, superintendent at Buhler Public Schools in Buhler, Kan.
The four were named finalists last month and were interviewed by the board last week.
The board launched a superintendent search after Kirby Lehman announced last year that he would retire June 30 following 24 years as Jenks superintendent.
After the vote, Butterfield said she was humbled and honored to have the opportunity to succeed Lehman and that she recognizes that she has “big shoes to fill.”
“There are going to be bumps in the road, no doubt. It is my hope that my 23 years of experience in the district will serve us well in making those bumps smoother.”
She said Lehman was a mentor, a coach and a boss to her.
“I hate to see him go, but I am excited about the opportunity,” she said.
Read more in Tuesday's Tulsa World.