Welcome to Highland Park Elementary School
7200 E. Quincy Place, 918.505.5930 | Fax: 918.259.7799
We welcome our parents and guests each day with great attitudes, bright students and the values of a school that teaches our students to be future leaders!
Please feel free to contact us if you need anything. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Karen Morrison, Principal
Karen Morrison grew up in the Tulsa area and graduated from East Central High School. She then moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to attend the University of Central Oklahoma. Immediately after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, she taught in Oklahoma City Public Schools for eight years. Next, she was promoted to the position of an Instructional Facilitator. She worked as an Instructional Facilitator for three years. It was during this time that she achieved an Administrative Master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. In 2009, she obtained a position as an Assistant Principal in Edmond Public Schools at Washington Irving Elementary and remained there until this summer.
In June, 2013, Mrs. Morrison and her family relocated to Broken Arrow to be closer to their immediate family. They are so excited to be a part of Broken Arrow Public Schools. Mrs. Morrison feels privileged to spend her day with the staff, parents, and students at Highland Park!
Mrs. Morrison has been happily married for seventeen years to her husband, Dave. They have two children, Bella and Brody. Bella is a competitive swimmer and loves all of the Fine Arts. Brody participates in basketball and wrestling, and he loves animals. Bella and Brody will both be attending Broken Arrow Schools this year. They are so happy to attend a new school and make new friends!
Debbie McClellan, Assistant Principal
Debbie McClellan attended Broken Arrow Public Schools K-12 and in 1985 graduated with the last class out of what is now North Intermediate. She attended college at the University of Oklahoma, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She began her teaching career in the Oklahoma City area. Her husband’s job relocated their young family to Ponca City where she taught Kindergarten on the grounds of the Marland Mansion! After returning to the Tulsa area, she taught for Union Public Schools where she had Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Multi-Age and Looping classrooms. Debbie earned her National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist in 2006. She then earned her Masters Degree in Elementary Administration in 2009.
Following eighteen years as a classroom teacher, Debbie took a position as an Instructional Coach and served in that position for four years. During her teaching and coaching career, she has been active in Professional Development and acted as a presenter at the district and national level.
Debbie has strong ties to the Broken Arrow community. Her husband of twenty six years, Steve, is also a Broken Arrow K-12 graduate and their oldest son graduated as a Tiger. Debbie is thrilled to be able to now return to her roots and officially be a BA TIGER again!