FORMER MIDWEST CITY-DEL CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT KATHY DUNN RECEIVES THE 2021 OASA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FORMER MIDWEST CITY-DEL CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
KATHY DUNN RECEIVES THE 2021 OASA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
MIDWEST CITY, OKLA. (June 17, 2021) – The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) has named Kathy Dunn, former Assistant Superintendent of Mid-Del Public Schools, as a 2021 OASA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. She was recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference on June 9, 2021, along with two other Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious OASA award and honors the commitment to the highest ideals of Oklahoma education. Those honored have demonstrated professional and ethical leadership throughout their careers. Awardees are selected by a committee appointed by the OASA Board of Directors.
“Kathy Dunn is a life-long learner and teacher even as she has transitioned to administrative positions. Her advocacy and influence for public education are recognized at the district and state level,” said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA Executive Director. “Kathy has demonstrated the highest level of service throughout her career and embodies excellence in educational leadership.”
Kathy has served 42 years in education with 32 of those years in administration. She retired in June 2020 as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning/Federal Programs for the Midwest City-Del City School District. Kathy is a graduate of Heavener High School and completed her BA degree in English and MS degree in Reading Education from Oklahoma State University (OSU). She also holds her MS degree in Education Leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). Kathy was active in many community organizations and activities. She is the recipient of several awards and honors including her selection as the OASA Assistant Superintendent of the Year along with district awards recognizing her work over the years.
Kathy chose this quote when asked about her career. Martin Luther King, Jr. prayed, “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”
“Being an educator means that we never wonder what our purpose is. It is presented to us new each year and wrapped with a bow. The challenge is to unwrap the layers of paper, ribbon, and tape in the lives of our students to prepare them for their limitless futures. It has been my honor to work alongside Oklahoma educators who are true champions for all children, unwrapping the gift that is inside each of them,” said Dunn.
To learn more about OASA and the Lifetime Achievement Awards, visit www.ccosa.org.
OASA supports adequate funding for Oklahoma public schools, supports accountability measures, rigorous and relevant academics, fair treatment of education employees, and seeks to reduce state intrusion in local board of education matters.
The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration is an incorporated, not for profit organization which establishes close and continuous communication and cooperation between educators, taxpayers and legislators to improve the effectiveness of professional school administrators and to communicate the needs of the schools. The Council is the umbrella organization for the following professional associations: the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA), the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP), the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP), the Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association (OMLEA), and the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services (ODSS)