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. Mendenhall has been the Superintendent of Muskogee Public Schools since July 2018. Mendenhall began his career in education as a teacher and coach in 1991 and has served in several teaching and administrative capacities in both Oklahoma and Texas.
Dr. Mendenhall is a proud graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK where he received both his Bachelor and Master degrees. He obtained his Doctorate in educational leadership from Oral Roberts University in 2011. This year marks his 30th year in education and his 10th year as a district superintendent.
In the short two years that Dr. Mendenhall has been in Muskogee, he has led the district through a five year strategic planning process, passed the largest bond referendum ($110 million) in the school’s history and implemented numerous academic programs.
Dr. Mendenhall has received numerous awards of distinction throughout his career. He received his National Superintendent Certification through AASA in 2017, named “Man of Distinction” by the Tulsa Business and Legal News in 2015, awarded the District 5 Superintenent of the Year in 2014, and named “Superintendent of the Year” for Rachel’s Challenge in 2012.
Dr. Mendenhall is married to Janna (Lancaster) Mendenhall who is also an educator. They have two daughters Jessica and Allie. Jessica is married to Bryan Harris, and they both reside in Muskogee. Allie is currently a senior at Oklahoma State University and will soon begin her MBA.
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