Kim Fleak, Principal
Mrs. Fleak has been in education since 1991, when she graduated from Northeastern State University with a BS in Elementary Education. Mrs. Fleak has taught from 4th through 12th grade during her career. She began her career in Sand Springs, OK teaching 4th grade. In 1993, she married her husband, Erik, who she has two children with, and moved to Muskogee, OK where she taught sixth through eighth grade for four years at Saint Joseph’s Catholic School. In 1997 she made the move back into public education with the Muskogee School District. She received her Masters Degree in School Administration from Northeastern State University in 1999. She served as a teacher and the Dean of Students at the alternative program before becoming the Principal in 2003 for a five-year period.
Prior to becoming the Principal at Muskogee High School, Mrs. Fleak worked in both the private and public sectors of education. She has also spent time as a teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels. After 11 years at the Muskogee Alternative Program in 2008, Mrs. Fleak moved back to the elementary level as the principal at Harris Jobe Elementary for five years. While at Harris Jobe, Mrs. Fleak was instrumental in implementing the Literacy First process which is now used district wide in MPS.
She then moved to Irving Elementary, a Covey ‘Leader In Me’ school, as principal for five years before being named the Principal of Muskogee High School in 2017. Mrs. Fleak currently leads a team of 95 certified staff and approximately 40 support team members.
She has served as a member of the Muskogee Education Foundation, a board member for RISE, the Muskogee Dream It, Do It committee, MPS negotiations committee, as well as many others in the district. She is currently honored to be the Region 11 Representative for CCOSA.
Sheril Morgan-Menefee, Associate Principal
Sheril Morgan-Menefee hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma with 20 years of education experience in elementary, middle and high school levels. She began her career as a 6th grade teacher at Whittier Elementary where she was selected as the Whittier Teacher of the Year and then continued into culture and climate work as well as drug prevention at the secondary level where she experienced the power and importance of shared leadership, culture focus, core value work, and a comprehensive approach to character and culture development. It would shape the foundation of her philosophy of education. As a result of that work with Muskogee and other schools, Sheril has spent the last five years working with schools from the entire US and five countries to assess and improve their educational process through Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character.
Menefee received her Bachelors of Science in Education as well as her Master’s in School Counseling from Northeastern State University. After seeing some of the best schools, assisting schools through their process and learning from some of the greatest researchers and educators in the field, she is expected to bring those best practices home to the place that never left her heart.
Sheril has two grown sons, one in the Navy and one in the workforce, and an 8-year-old son who rules the world. Recently, remarried, she has two bonus children who complete a family of seven. They are active in their church in the children’s ministry. Sheril serves on several boards including OKCharacter.org, SOAR Away (A Ugandan non-profit focused on rural education), advisory councils for One World, Future Ready and still consults and volunteers with Character.org.
Norman Sedillo, 12th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Sedillo is extremely grateful to begin his eighteenth year in education and his second year as the Twelfth Grade Assistant Principal of Muskogee High School. He has taught middle school science in the Kansas City Kansas School District. In addition to teaching, Mr. Sedillo has been an Assistant Principal at JC Harmon High School in the Kansas City Kansas School District for thirteen years. He also has been a Lead Academic Coach for Kauffman Scholars, Inc. in Kansas City. Mr. Sedillo has also served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities, Young Women on the Move, and currently serves on the Board for the Latino Community of Muskogee.
Mr. Sedillo attended Kansas State University where, in 1995, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. In 2000, Mr. Sedillo completed a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. In 2004, he returned to Kansas State University and completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership.
When Mr. Sedillo is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. His youngest daughter is a Freshman at Muskogee High School. You can often find Mr. Sedillo cheering on his daughter at choir events or alongside the basketball court.
Mr. Sedillo has enjoyed being an Assistant Principal of Muskogee High School since the 2017-2018 school year.
Lisa Charboneau, 11th Grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Charboneau has been with Muskogee Public Schools for six years, and currently holds the position of 11th-grade principal at Muskogee High School. She has also served the district as a classroom teacher and 9th grade principal.
In 2005, Mrs. Charboneau received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University. She received her Master of Education in Public School Administration degree in 2009, it too, from Northeastern State University. She is a member of CCOSA and OEA professional organizations.
In her free time, Mrs. Charboneau enjoys reading, camping, boating and spending time with her family, which includes: her husband, Charles, their three children, Lindsey, Joseph, and April, and her grandson Charlie.
Anayai Cooper, 10th Grade Assistant Principal
Anayai Cooper has been assistant principal at Muskogee High School since 2017. She previously was the Assistant Principal at Ben Franklin Science Academy from 2011-2017. Cooper taught Middle School Reading from 2008-2011 at BFSA. Prior to her time at BFSA, Cooper was an elementary teacher at Irving Elementary beginning in 2000.
Cooper earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and a Master’s of Education from Northeastern State University. In 2010, she was named BFSA Site Teacher of the Year.
Anayai has three adult children and is the proud grandparent of a granddaughter. Her husband is the Assistant Pastor at Faith Deliverance Christian Center in Muskogee. An avid reader with a voracious appetite for books about the Holocaust. In her spare time, Cooper loves spending time with her children and her church family.
Steve Barton, 9th Grade Assistant Principal
Steve Barton was born and raised in Stilwell, Oklahoma. After graduating high school, Steve attended Connors State College where he played baseball under Hall of Fame coach Perry Keith. He went on to Oral Roberts University and eventually finished his degree in education at Northeastern State University. He also received his Master’s in College Teaching from Northeastern State University.
In 1991, Mr. Barton started his career in teaching and coaching at the elementary and high school level. He taught and coached at several schools in the area, before getting into administration full time in 2006. Since then he has worked as a high school assistant principal, high school principal, and middle school principal. In 2015, Mr. Barton joined the Muskogee Public Schools team as the principal at Rougher Alternative School. Since that initial year at RAA, he has been an assistant principal at Alice Robertson Junior High for two years.
Mr. Barton became the 9th Grade Principal for Muskogee High School in the 2018-2019 school year. He is looking forward to the challenges and changes that are happening in Muskogee Public Schools through the curriculum, instruction, and new initiatives.