Dr. Jarod Mendenhall
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"I have known Dr. Mendenhall for twenty-five years in a variety of leadership roles. He is a passionate instructional and organizational leader who believes in setting high standards while leading with a high-degree of integrity. He is a proven educational leader who understands the dynamic nature of school leadership within a large progressive school system. As the Superintendent of Broken Arrow Public Schools, Dr. Mendenhall implemented a number of measures and programs to ensure the district was well positioned to handle the many challenges of a growing district. He increased fiscal oversight while also passing the largest bond proposition in the history of the district with more than a seventy-percent approval rating. His visionary leadership transformed the district through a number of site capital projects that resulted in significant energy savings and greater utilization of school facilities. These investments instilled a renewed sense of pride and trust within the school and community."
Dr. Kirt Hartzler, Superintendent
Union Public Schools
"I had the pleasure of working directly with Dr. Mendenhall in Broken Arrow for six and a half years. He transformed the entire district to a school district that is well respected and admired by others throughout the state. He led us through a comprehensive strategic planning process that changed the trajectory of our school district. Through this process, Dr. Mendenhall involved various community stakeholders, which provided a clear vision for our organization now and into the future. In addition, during his tenure, we passed over $650 million dollars in bond funds. He led the design phase through the building process ultimately opening four new early childhood centers, three new elementary schools and one new middle school. Broken Arrow schools is a better place because of Dr. Mendenhall. I know of no one that could match the hard work, dedication and commitment that I witnessed from him. Dr. Mendenhall is a fine leader, but more than anything else, he has the highest of character and integrity."
Mr. Steve Allen, Board President
Broken Arrow Board of Education
Pastor Joe C. Cook, Senior Pastor
Hope Church, Broken Arrow
Dr. Jarod Mendenhall has served as the Superintendent of Muskogee Public Schools since July 1, 2018. He has been in the field of education for over thirty years, with experience as a classroom teacher, coach, principal, central office administrator and superintendent.
In the three years at Muskogee, Dr. Mendenhall has led the district through a comprehensive five-year strategic plan, passed the largest bond referendum ($110 million) in the district’s history and had three different schools receive the National School of Character Award.
Prior to his service in Muskogee, he was the Chief of Governmental Affairs in Mesquite, Texas where he served as the district’s liaison for the local, state, and federal governments. He helped lead the district through a strategic planning process, assisted with policy development, and helped design a new accrediting process.
Before his time in Texas, Dr. Mendenhall served as the Superintendent of Broken Arrow Public Schools. During his tenure, he led the district through a five-year strategic planning process, oversaw the district’s largest bond referendum ($370 million), opened eight new schools, and managed student growth rate of four percent annually.
Dr. Mendenhall received his high school diploma from Enid High School in 1986. He later earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Northeastern State University in 1991 and a Master’s Degree in Public School Administration in 1997. Dr. Mendenhall later received his Doctorate Degree in 2010 from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was named the Most Outstanding Doctoral Student in 2011.
Dr. Mendenhall has received awards and recognitions throughout his career. In 2017, he received the National Superintendent Certification through AASA and was named the Man of Distinction by the Tulsa Business & Legal News in 2015. Dr. Mendenhall has been awarded the District 5 Superintendent of the Year in 2014 and named “Superintendent of the Year” for Rachel’s Challenge in 2012.
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