OAESP NAMES 2020
ADMINISTRATORS OF THE YEAR
The Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP) is pleased to announce Vicki Wilson, Principal at Homer Elementary School in Byng Public Schools, as the OAESP Administrator of the Year and National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Distinguished Principal. OAESP also named Scott Allen, Principal at Monroe Elementary School in Enid Public Schools, as the OAESP Principal of Excellence. Marsha Stafford, Principal at Cleveland Elementary School in Oklahoma City Public Schools, is the James Burnette Principal of Distinction. The award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration Summer Virtual Conference on June 3 and 4.
The OAESP Administrator of the Year Awards promote leadership in elementary education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools through programs that exemplify the highest standards and promote student achievement. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to OAESP— they embody the core values of serving students and being committed to their school communities. The state administrator of the year, Vicki Wilson, will also serve as a National Distinguished Principal and be recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in a prestigious ceremony in Washington D.C. this fall.
Byng Public Schools Superintendent Todd Crabtree stated, “We could not be more proud of Vicki Wilson and we know that she is most deserving of this honor. I consider Ms. Wilson our resident expert on all things early childhood. Her tenacity and her determination to serve has made her a successful leader.”
Vicki Wilson is described as an amazing leader that focuses on building relationships and investing in her staff. “She makes me such a better teacher by investing in me,” said teacher Jayci Harris. In her years as a principal, Vicki is noted for setting high expectations and leading by example.
“Ms. Wilson demonstrates the focus on every child and building relationships with each staff member, each student and every family at Homer Elementary School,” states OAESP Executive Director Glen Abshere. “It is evident that Vicki Wilson knows every student and excels at making Homer a school where all feel safe and nurtured. We are honored to have Vicki represent OAESP as our Administrator of the Year.”