Dana Ezell of Jenks Public Schools Receives Prestigious Administrator of the Year Award

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The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) has announced that Dana Ezell of Jenks Public Schools is the 2020 OASA District 5 Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the Year. She was recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference Virtual Experience on June 4.
“I am honored to be recognized as the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators District 5 Central Office Administrator of the Year because it is a reflection of the work we are doing at Jenks Public Schools,” Ezell said. “It is a privilege to be a part of our administrative team at JPS and I am so fortunate to work alongside so many people who are dedicated to meeting the needs of students and supporting the important work of our teachers and other staff members.”
Ezell, who has worked in education for 23 years, arrived at Jenks Public Schools in 1999 as the library media specialist at the Jenks Freshman Academy. In 2002, the Konawa, Oklahoma native and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, began her administrative career as director of communications. Ezell moved to the Human Resources Department in 2006 where she served as director of personnel before assuming her current role as chief human resources officer.
“Selecting Administrators of the Year is always exciting,” said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA executive director. “I am especially proud of these awardees this school year who have faced more challenges than any of us could have expected. They have worked tirelessly to ensure the most success possible for their students and school communities. Dana Ezell is among some of the best Oklahoma administrators. We’re so proud to recognize her efforts.”
OASA has 20 districts that consist of multiple counties. Eligible OASA members are nominated and selected by their peers in their OASA District.
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
Visit the CCOSA website to see past Administrator of the Year awardees. For more information about OASA and CCOSA, visit www.ccosa.org.