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The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) announced recently that Randy Harris of Wagoner Public Schools has been selected as the 2019 OASA District 10 Superintendent of the Year.

Harris will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference in June and is also eligible to submit an application for the State Superintendent of the Year that will be awarded.

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 superintendents,” 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. Randy Harris is among some of the best Oklahoma administrators. We’re so proud to recognize the efforts of Mr. Harris 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.

Harris is completing his 4th year at Wagoner and his 8th year as a superintendent. Harris was also a principal for 7 years prior to becoming a superintendent. “I have been blessed to work with many great leaders when I was new to the role of public school administrator. It has been through those relationships that I am able to learn, listen, and receive guidance to allow for personal growth,” Harris said. “For those relationships I am grateful. I am humbled and honored to be recognized by my peers for this award.

“Our efforts to improve educational opportunities and the learning environment at Wagoner Public Schools can only be successful through the work of our board of education, teachers, support staff, and principals. We will always be committed to the pursuit of continuous improvement for the sake of our students. Wagoner is a great community that supports our students in their academic and extracurricular activities. My family and I feel blessed to be a part of this community and its growth.”

John covers news and sports for the Wagoner County American-Tribune. Phone: 918-485-5505