OASA District Award Stephanie Hime

Lawton, OK — The Oklahoma Association for School Administrators (OASA) has announced Stephanie Hime as the 2022 OASA District #13 Central Office Administrator of the Year.

OASA annually recognizes outstanding administrators who demonstrate successful experience in top level educational administration. The award also celebrates administrators’ support and recognition for the contributions of others with continued professional and personal growth through appropriate training and experiences.

"Stephanie Hime is an outstanding instructional school leader who demonstrates these characteristics in her work with entry-level teachers,” said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA Executive Director. “Because of her work and the support she provides as the Director of New Staff Development in the First Class program, teachers choose to remain in Lawton schools, with a projected 94% retention rate this year. This exemplary work of keeping teachers in Lawton schools’ classrooms pays huge dividends for students and learning.”

Hime has a Masters of Education Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She began her career in 1988 in Woodward, before teaching elementary school at several Oklahoma and Texas districts. Hime came to Lawton Public Schools in 2020 and became the Director of New Staff Development.

"I am truly honored to have received this incredible award,” Hime said. “A special thank you to our LPS team who rallied to ensure Lawton Public Schools was represented in Region 13, Central Office Administration. I am living my dream at Lawton Public Schools, serving and supporting entry-level educators is not only necessary but a rewarding endeavor. So blessed to play a small role in the success of Lawton Public Schools." 

Hime will be presented her award at a banquet on June 8 at CCOSA Summer Leadership Conference at the Oklahoma City Convention Center.