The Mustang Public School Board met on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in a special meeting where they approved a teacher pay raise and voted to approve the hiring of Diana Lebsack to lead Mustang Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.
When Principal Kathy Knowles decided to take the lead at Mustang High School earlier this month, Mustang Public Schools worked quickly to secure her replacement at Mustang Middle School. Their search took them a little less than nine miles away to Yukon Middle School. Diana Lebsack is in her fourth year of service as the principal of Yukon Middle School, but has been a school administrator for over 13 years. Prior to Yukon, Diana served as an administrator in the Putnam City School District. During her time in Yukon, Diana was named the 2018 Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Middle Level Educators Association (OMLEA), and received the State Superintendent's Award for Arts Excellence for her leadership and support of quality arts education and academic excellence in Oklahoma schools.
At her announcement as Principal of the Year, OMLEA Executive Director William Parker said: “Under her leadership, Yukon Middle School has consistently increased student performance. Her school’s strong culture, community involvement, and strategic outcomes are a testament to her commitment and dedication as a school leader. She is a role model to the administrators throughout Oklahoma."
When reached for comment on her new position, Diana said: “I am so excited to be a Bronco! My family and I have lived in the Mustang School District for 11 years, and it has been a goal of mine to work where I can partner with the great families in this community. My own family is all in Mustang Schools with my husband being the Principal at Meadow Brook Intermediate and our daughters attending Mustang Valley and Canyon Ridge. Mustang is truly home and I can’t wait to meet the amazing kids, teachers and parents at Mustang Middle School.” Lebsack will finish out the year in Yukon before moving to her new home at Mustang Middle School.
About Mustang Middle School
Mustang Middle School (MMS) located at 1145 S. Heights Drive, Mustang, OK 73064 serves approximately 760 students in grades seven and eight, and employs 50 staff on a daily basis. You can find MMS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on all events and activities going on at the school.
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