Sallisaw Public School Superintendent Scott Farmer met with teachers and administrative staff on Monday to inform them of his impending resignation. At the monthly school board meeting held on Monday night Farmer confirmed that he has accepted a position as superintendent at Fort Gibson Public Schools. He stated that he would not be formally submitting his resignation at Monday night's meeting in order to give Sallisaw Schools ample time to find a replacement.
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 the $15.8 million construction of the new middle school, which came in under budget and on schedule, and restructured the district transportation to create a cost savings.
His district has also added 15 minutes of instruction time to the school day. He also managed to have the No. 1 4A Class academic school ranking, and most recently gave a moving speech at the state capitol in support of education funding.
Scores for National standardized testing have also improved under Farmer’s leadership. He was named the 2015 District #11 Superintendent of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators.
Pam Cloud, Managing News Director
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