Welcome to Ernest Childers Middle School
301 E. Tucson, 918.259.4350 | Fax: 918.451.5465
Ernest Childers Middle School is named for Colonel Ernest Childers, a WWII Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. In 1985, Childers Middle School opened its doors as a "student centered" school. Emphasis on the student continues today through sixth grade teaming, innovative grant funded interdisciplinary projects, the performing arts, the visual arts, and athletics. Students and faculty members have achieved national recognition through National History Day, The American Express Travel Competition, Project Business, National Energy Education Development, The Transformations Project, Eco-Water Systems Art Contest, AAA Art Contest and the AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship. Innovative projects emphasizing science, math and technology are nationally funded.
Please feel free to contact us if you need anything. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
|Elizabeth Burns, Principal
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A third-generation Oklahoma educator, Childers Middle School Principal Elizabeth Burns holds two degrees from Oklahoma State University—a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a Master of Science degree in curriculum supervision. Ms. Burns joined the staff of Broken Arrow Public Schools in the fall of 1978 teaching language arts for two years at Haskell Middle School before leaving to pursue a two-year term as a missionary-teacher of English in Taiwan. When Ms. Burns returned to the United States, she also returned to Broken Arrow and to Haskell where she remained as a language arts teacher until accepting a position as a teacher of journalism and English at Broken Arrow High School in 1993. In 1998, she returned to Haskell Middle School as an assistant principal and subsequently assumed the position of principal at Childers Middle School in 2000. Ms. Burns is a past recipient of the state PTA Outstanding Oklahoma Educator of the Year award as well as the Broken Arrow PTA Council Principal of the Year award.
|Chris England, Assistant Principal
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Chris England is a graduate of Vinita High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education and holds a Master’s of Education both from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Mr. England joined Broken Arrow Public Schools in the summer of 2000. He taught physical education at Arrow Springs Elementary. In August 2005, he became an assistant principal at Oliver Middle School. Mr. England has been in his current position, assistant principal of Ernest Childers Middle School, since June 2008.
Dax Gray, Assistant Principal
Dax Gray has been teaching with Broken Arrow Public schools since the Fall of 2011. He graduated from East Central High School in 2005, where he then joined the Army. He then graduated from Northeastern State University with a degree in Social Studies and a minor in Military Science, where he commissioned into the United States Army Reserves as an Officer. He has served in the military for seven years.