Friday, June 5, 2015

Farmer Named District Super of the Year

Scott Farmer, Sallisaw Schools superintendent, has been named the 2015 District #11 Superintendent of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA).

Farmer is one of 20 school superintendents selected by his peers for this award from across the state.

Frank Sullivan III, member of the Sallisaw School Board, said, "Sallisaw is extremely fortunate to have the entire Farmer family as part of our school district. Scott is a gentleman and a professional, and an altogether fantastic leader. I could give you an entire page of positive comments about Scott, and they would all be true."

Farmer along with the District Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator finalists will be honored by colleagues at the OASA awards banquet on Wednesday on the eve of the annual Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Conference. The conference will be held June 11 and 12 at the Embassy Suites and Hotel and Convention Center in Norman.

Steven Crawford, OASA Executive Director, said, "We congratulate Superintendent Farmer for being selected by his colleagues for his leadership, service, and accomplishments in education. These administrators are chosen for their significant accomplishments in education, involvement in professional activities, and active role in their communities."

Farmer has served as Sallisaw's superintendent since 2011. He began working for the district in 2003 as a math teacher, and went on to become the assistant principal and athletics director at Sallisaw High School, and later the district's Federal Programs Director.

As superintendent, Farmer has facilitated the passage and completion of a $15.8 million capital project, and restructured the district transportation to create a cost savings. His district has also added 15 minutes of instruction time to the school day.

Upon learning of this award, Farmer said, "It is a very humbling honor to be selected by peers for this recognition. I am proud to be a small part of this noble profession and very fortunate to work with such a great group of professionals within our school district and across our great state."

In his spare time Farmer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators is under the umbrella of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration. CCOSA is an incorporated, non-profit organization serving over 2800 superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, special education directors and central office administrators.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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