Dr. Jason James was hired in June of 2020 as the Asst. Superintendent of Lawton Public Schools. As Chief Operations Officer for LPS, Dr. James will oversee Child Nutrition, Transportation, Maintenance, and Facility Management. Dr. James has 10 years of central office experience having been Superintendent of Alex Public Schools for the last 6 years as well as Assistant Superintendent of Clinton for 4 more.
Dr. James received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University in August of 2014. After graduating from Cyril High School, he attended Oklahoma State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Science Education. He taught Biology for Holdenville Public Schools while he attended East Central University earning a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Administration.
Dr. James has spent 22 years in Secondary Education serving as Lead Teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. In 2019 Jason was selected to Leadership Oklahoma and asked to participate in Thompson’s Executive Leadership Institute, a National Superintendent leadership academy. In 2012 Dr. James was recognized as the State of Oklahoma’s Administrator of the Year.
Rick Owens- Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Lance Gibbs- Chief Financial Officer
Karen Cooksey- Executive Director of Elementary Education
Teresa Jackson- Executive Director of Secondary Education
Lynn Cordes- Executive Director of Communications
Teresa Donahue- Executive Director of Federal Programs
Jack Hanna- Executive Director of Operations
Jean Hastings- Executive Director of Human Resources
Mark Mattingly- Executive Director of Student Services
Chris Sharkey- Executive Director of Special Services