Larry Smith, Principal
Larry Smith first and foremost is a 1977 graduate of Broken Arrow High School. After graduating from high school he attended The University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He began his career as a Physical Educator for 5 years at Parklane Elementary and then was encouraged to pursue his master’s degree in administration. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Larry began his administrative career at Westwood Elementary. He served as intern principal at Westwood for one year and then started honing his skills as an administrator in the role of assistant principal at Parklane Elementary, Arrow Springs Elementary, Vandever Elementary, and Leisure Park Elementary. Larry then became the principal at Arrow Springs Elementary and served as principal for 13 years and Indian Springs for 6 years. He currently serves as principal of Aspen Creek Elementary.
Larry has been an educator in Broken Arrow for 33 years. Larry is married to Robin Smith who is the Business Administrator for Cedar Ridge Christian Church, and has two children Kayci and Nathan, and one granddaughter Hallie.
Kay Long, Assistant Principal
Kay Long joined Broken Arrow Public Schools in 1983. She has served as an elementary teacher, secondary teacher, central office administrator, assistant principal at Oak Crest Elementary, and now is serving Aspen Creek Elementary as the assistant principal. Long graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in elementary and special education. Her master’s degree in psychology was earned from the University of Keele in Staffordshire, England. Long later earned an additional master’s degree from Northeastern State University in reading and is a certified reading specialist. In 2011, Long returned to Northeastern State University and earned certification in both elementary and secondary administration.
In 1997, Long was selected as the Broken Arrow Public Schools District Teacher of the Year, and in 1998 was selected as the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and served as Oklahoma’s first Ambassador for Education.
Mrs. Long and her husband, Mark, have been married 26 years and have one daughter, Emily Grace.