(Mustang, Oklahoma – April 30, 2021) – The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) today announced Charles Bradley of Mustang Public Schools as the 2021 OASA District 14 Superintendent of the Year. Mr. Bradley will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference on June 8-10.
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
“School leaders truly do what matters most for student success,” said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA Executive Director. “These school leaders have led through a pandemic and budget cuts this year along with many other challenges. They have worked tirelessly for students. Charles Bradley is among the best of Oklahoma administrators. We are excited and proud to recognize these outstanding leaders.”
OASA has 20 Districts that consist of multiple counties. Eligible OASA members are nominated and selected by their peers in their OASA District.
Mustang Public Schools' superintendent is a long-time district employee and administrator. Charles Bradley joined the Mustang Public School District in 1998, and has experience as a district teacher, coach and administrator. His administrative experience includes service as the district’s administrative assistant, as an interim high school principal, top academic officer, district’s deputy superintendent and the interim superintendent prior to being named Superintendent. MPS board hired Charles Bradley for the role of Superintendent at the December 10, 2018 board meeting. Bradley and his wife, Christy, the principal at Mustang North Middle School, have two sons, Garrison and Grant.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected as the OASA District Superintendent of the Year for District #14,” Mr. Bradley said. “We have a great group of Superintendents in our area, and their support is invaluable. This award is really more of a reflection on the amazing work that our teachers and staff do each day for our students and families, and I am proud to serve as Mustang's Superintendent and represent their hard work.”
Visit the CCOSA website to see past Administrator of the Year awardees. For more information about OASA and CCOSA, please 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).
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers over 72 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 1,500 certified and support employees. As one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces, 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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