Muskogee Board of Education Approves Employment of Administrators for 2019-2020 School Year
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education approved the recommendation for employment of a number of administrative positions during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
Meleah Hoskins was named Principal of Pershing Elementary replacing Karen Watkins who will assume the duties of Principal of the 6th Grade Academy at Grant Foreman for the 2019-2020 school year. Sheril Morgan returns to MPS as the Associate Principal of Student Life at Muskogee High School. Garrett Davis will join the administration at the 6th Grade Academy at Grant Foreman as the Assistant Principal. Dr. Justin Walker was named the Coordinator of Instructional Technology leading the 1 to 1 initiative and ensure optimized use of technology within the classroom.
Meleah Hoskins joins Muskogee Public Schools after a year as an Effectiveness Coach at The New Teacher Project (TNTP), Inc. in Tulsa, Okla. In 2017-18, Meleah was an 8th grade teacher and Administrative Intern at Prairie Grove Middle School. Prior to her time at Prairie Grove Middle School, Hoskins spent two years as a 7th & 8th grade mathematics instructor at Cherokee Immersion Charter School in Tahlequah, Okla.
She began her career as a classroom teacher at Tulsa Public Schools before spending five years at Jefferson Parish Public School System in Harvey, La. Hoskins earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas.
Sheril Morgan joins Muskogee Schools after five years as the Schools of Character Director at Character.org. In that role, Ms. Morgan observed teachers in the classroom on a regular basis to assess strategies and recommend improvements. She validated a school’s culture and climate and provided feedback for improvement.
Ms. Morgan is no stranger to MPS having served as Prevention Specialist and School Counselor at Muskogee High School and Elementary Teacher at Whittier Elementary. While working for Muskogee Public Schools, Sheril played an integral part in helping the high school to become a Schools of Character.
Garrett Davis has over 15 years of experience as a school administrator as principal at Eufaula High School, Wewoka High School and Pre-K through 12th grade principal at Maud Public Schools in addition to five years as Athletic Director at MPS. Garrett holds a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and a Bachelors of Arts in Science of Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Mr. Davis has more than 20 years of experience in education.
Dr. Justin Walker will be heading up the district’s 1 to 1 initiative where every student has a chromebook and a wireless hotspot. Dr. Walker will oversee the operations of this initiative as well as professional development for students and teachers alike to better use technology and be more effective in the classroom by the use of technology.
Dr. Walker most recently was Principal of Grant Foreman Elementary School but has served Muskogee Public Schools since 2011 as Principal of Ben Franklin Science Academy and Harris Jobe Elementary. He earned a Ph.D in Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella University and holds a Masters of Education in Special Education from the University of North Texas. Dr. Walker also holds a Masters of Science in Bible and Theology and a Bachelors of Science in Pastoral Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.