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Mustang Centennial’s Molly Wilson Selected As 2019 Oklahoma Principal of Distinction

Mustang Centennial’s Molly Wilson Selected As 2019 Oklahoma Principal of Distinction

(Mustang, Oklahoma – June 6, 2019) – The Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (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.  Molly Wilson, principal at Mustang Centennial Elementary will receive one of these awards at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference in Norman on June 16, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center.

Wilson has been named the 2019 James Burnette Principal of Distinction by the (OAESP).  She has served 26 years in education, 10 in MPS as Assistant Principal of Lakehoma Elementary and the last six as Lead Learner at Centennial.  “Mrs. Wilson is beyond deserving of this honor,” said Janette Simmons, Centennial teacher. “She goes above and beyond the duties of principal for her CE Family.  Her enthusiasm to work harder and her encouragement to be better is contagious.” Another Centennial teacher, Teresa Fletcher concurred, “Mrs. Wilson is supportive, empowering, committed to excellence and dedicated to instilling a sense of belonging to our students and staff.”  Cassidy Robinson, Centennial teacher, summed it up by saying: “We are truly blessed to have her as our principal.”


The Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP) is a professional association organized for the purpose of improving elementary and middle-level education (PreK-8th grade) by providing information and leadership, encouraging research/service, and promoting high professional standards for Oklahoma administrators.  This year the association will launch the Leaders ’’ Us Initiative which will be geared to providing training to 4th – 6th grade students in our state who hold leadership positions in their schools through programs like student council and safety patrol. The adult sponsors of these groups will also be included in the training sessions.  OAESP is an affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and a constituent association of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA).

About Mustang Public Schools

The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.

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