Muskogee Public Schools Names Crawley COO
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Muskogee Public Schools’ Board of Education approved the hire of Lance Crawley as Chief Operations Officer for the district during the regular board meeting on March 12.
“I am excited to have someone with Lance’s experience joining Muskogee Public Schools,” said Dr. Jarod Mendenhall, Superintendent of Muskogee Public Schools. “He will be a valuable addition to our administration with his kid-first mentality of education. I look forward to Lance assisting in achieving the vision that we all have for the district.”
Crawley, who currently serves as a building principal for Broken Arrow Public Schools, will join the district in June.
“The opportunity to serve the students, families, teachers, and staff at Muskogee Public Schools is something I do not take lightly,” said Crawley. “I am honored to join a fantastic team that is striving every day to improve for the benefit of its students. Education is important to not only our students but the community and I look forward to working hard to provide the very best for Muskogee.”
He will be responsible for overseeing, supervising and directing construction management, facilities, transportation, maintenance, grounds keeping, emergency planning and preparedness, custodial operations, energy management and conservation activities, and operational divisions of the district.
With 27 years of experience in Oklahoma Public Schools, Crawley has spent the last 16 years of his career as an administrator.
He began his career in education as a High School English Instructor in 1992 working in the Broken Arrow, Berryhill, and Fort Gibson school districts. In 2003, Crawley joined Coweta Public Schools as an Assistant High School Principal before being named Curriculum Director at Coweta.
He was named Building Principal of Woodall Elementary School in Tahlequah, Okla. in 2005 where he spent four years before joining Hilldale Public Schools as Building Principal at the Elementary School.
Crawley joined Deer Creek Public Schools in 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer directing all funds including a $152 million lease-purchased bond issue. He returned to Broken Arrow Public Schools in 2013 as the Executive Director of Secondary Education supervising and directing instruction and administrative staff.