Welcome to Human Resources
Welcome to Human Resources
202 W. Broadway | Muskogee, OK 74401 | 918-684-3700
Lance Crawley, Chief Administrative Officer
Lance Crawley joined Muskogee Public Schools and the Superintendent's Leadership Team in June 2019.
Crawley, most recently served as a building principal for Broken Arrow Public Schools.
Crawley is responsible for human resources, district transportation services and the district's security and safety department.
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.
Tami Gardenhire, Human Resources Specialist - Certified
Certified Employees - AESOP, Substitutes, New Hires, Contracts, Stipends, Certifications & HR Reporting
Desk: 918-684-3700 extension 1621
Tami Gardenhire is Human Resources Specialist for Certified Staff at Muskogee Public Schools a position she has held since November 2017. In her role, Gardenhire is the District Aesop and Substitute Coordinator. She joined MPS in January 2001 as an office assistant at Tony Goetz Elementary. She has also worked at the Early Childhood Center, was an attendance secretary at Muskogee High School and most recently served as HR/Payroll Clerk. Prior to joining MPS, Gardenhire spent 15 years in the banking industry serving as a commercial loan processor. She received her degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas.
Crystal Firestone, Human Resources Specialist - Classified (Support)
Classified (Support) Employees - Substitutes, New Hires, Contracts, Stipends, & HR Reporting
Desk: 918-684-3700 extension 1692
Crystal Firestone joined Muskogee Public School District in January 2018. She is a native of Muskogee, Oklahoma as well as a graduate of Muskogee High School. She worked in the medical field for over 12 years prior to her transition into the Educational Field. Crystal came to our district with over five years of Human Resource experience and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Southern New Hampshire University. Crystal is excited to use her skills and knowledge to provide continued support to staff to ensure their success.
Tracie Aldridge, Benefits Specialist
Benefits, Retirement/TRS, FMLA, Leaves & Worker’s Compensation
Desk: 918-684-3700 extension 1632
Tracie Aldridge serves Benefit Specialist responsible for all benefits including FMLA, Workers Compensation, American Fidelity Benefits and OMES State Insurance. Mrs. Aldridge joined Muskogee Public Schools in 2016 as Transportation Secretary before moving to Human Resources as Benefits Specialist in 2017. A graduate of Connors State College, Tracie spent 10 years as a dental assistant prior to joining MPS. Tracie and her husband Jeremy have been married since 2009 and have a beautiful daughter, Kodie Lynn.
Mindi Havens, Education Service Center Receptionist
Front Desk, HR Records Retention
Desk: 918-684-3700 extension 1610
Mindi Havens serves as Education Service Center Receptionist. She previously served Muskogee Public Schools for 12 years as the Office Assistant at Creek Elementary.