Dr. Janet Dunlop, Superintendent of Schools
Lois Newman, Executive Assistant
Dr. Janet Dunlop has been in the field of education since 1991, starting her career as an English teacher. Dr. Dunlop has been with Broken Arrow Public Schools for more than eight years, serving as the executive director of curriculum, chief academic officer, associate superintendent of instruction and, now, as superintendent of schools.
During her time with the instructional division, she facilitated a districtwide literacy initiative resulting in significant increases in elementary literacy achievement, which received recognition by the National Reading Recovery Council. This literacy initiative helped develop Broken Arrow Public Schools’ mantra of “100 percent Literacy, Engagement, Graduation – Every Student, Every Day,” which provides a goal for every student and employee. From there, she established four core values that emphasize a family-centered school culture.
She also led efforts to form a partnership with Tulsa Technology Center and the Broken Arrow Manufacturing Alliance. This collaboration between the district, post-secondary educational institutions and business partners is creating a pipeline of highly skilled manufacturing certifications on the Broken Arrow High School campus while also generating pathways for every graduating senior.
In her first 18 months as superintendent, she joined forces with Tulsa Community College and Northeastern State University Broken Arrow to create a 2+2 Dual Degree program for students to graduate high school while simultaneously earning an associate degree at little to no cost to parents.
In addition, she collaborated with her leadership team to complete Phase I of the $370 million bond issue passed in 2015 and is working to complete the High School Configuration Study that will establish a road map for the future of Broken Arrow High School.
She represents the state of Oklahoma on the National College Board Advisory Council, and serves as the chairperson for the Tulsa County Area Superintendents’ Association. In addition, she represents Broken Arrow Public Schools on State Superintendent Hofmeister’s Advisory Council and the State of Oklahoma Accountability and Assessment Task Force.
In 2016, she was named as the Oklahoma Assistant Superintendent of the Year by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators. In 2017, she received the Women’s Community Impact Award at the Broken Arrow Chamber’s Successful Women’s Luncheon.
As the superintendent, Dr. Dunlop leads the district to ensure the needs of all Broken Arrow Public Schools students are met. Dr. Dunlop oversees the district's strategic plan (pdf), working closely with leadership team and the Board of Education to achieve the district's goals.
Chuck Perry, Associate Superintendent of Student Services
Melissa Addison, Administrative Assistant
Email Mr. Perry; 918-259-5755
Chuck Perry attended Broken Arrow Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated with the Class of 1987. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tulsa in 1991 and his Master of Education degree from Northeastern State University in 2005. He started his teaching and coaching career with Broken Arrow Public Schools as a middle school teacher at Haskell Middle School and head boys varsity soccer coach from 1992 to 1997.
Perry continued his career in education at Union Public Schools as a teacher and coach before taking the position of assistant principal at Union High School from 2005 to 2008. Perry went on to serve as Union's director of athletics from 2008 through 2012 and director of secondary education for the 2012-13 school year.
In 2013, Perry made his way back to his alma mater and was appointed as the assistant superintendent of student services. In January of 2017, he was named as the associate superintendent to ensure opportunities for student engagement in the areas of fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities and ArrowVision.
Mr. Perry oversees the Student Services Division, which provides opportunities for student engagement and ensures student health and well-being. The Student Services Division includes fine arts, athletics and other co-curricular activities and ArrowVision. Mr. Perry also oversees public relations, which handles media and community relations, open records requests, requests to distribute information and legislative affairs.
Karla Dyess, Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services
Jennifer Kline, Administrative Assistant
Email Ms. Dyess; 918-259-5724
Karla Dyess was born and raised in Arvada, Colo. After graduating high school, Karla attended the University of Northern Colorado and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught students in grades 5 and 6 for five years in Westminster, Colo. During that time, she also received her master’s degree in instruction and curriculum from the University of Colorado.
In 1995, Dyess and her family relocated to Broken Arrow, Okla., and four years later, she joined the Broken Arrow Public Schools team as a teacher at Wolf Creek Elementary. Since then, she has served as an assistant principal at Wolf Creek Elementary and Leisure Park Elementary and as the principal of Arrow Springs Elementary, Park Lane Elementary and Highland Park Elementary.
Dyess became the executive director of elementary education in 2013, where she worked directly with Broken Arrow’s early childhood centers and elementary schools. In 2017, she was appointed as assistant superintendent of elementary education to ensure student achievement through the district's curriculum and instruction, initiatives and support services.
Ms. Dyess leads the Instructional Services Division, which is responsible for ensuring student achievement through the district's curriculum and instruction, as well as implementing initiatives and support services that enhance academic performance. Instructional Services also oversees the administration of all school sites, as well as special services, federal programs, assessment, health services and B&A Connections.
Natalie Eneff, Chief Financial Officer
Marsha Janey, Administrative Assistant
Email Ms. Eneff; 918-259-5769
Natalie Eneff earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa. Natalie began her career as a public accountant and was previously in the financial reporting and treasury group at Union Public Schools. She was hired at Broken Arrow Public Schools in 2011 as the director of budget and became the executive director of finance in 2014.
In 2017, she was named as the chief financial officer to lead the financial services division, which is responsible for leading and coordinating the financial activities of the district. The services offered include purchasing and procurement, treasury, accounts payable, financial reporting, budget, activity funds, federal programs and risk management. She is a graduate of Leadership Broken Arrow Class of 2015 and has completed the Oklahoma Center for School Business Management training.
Lori Kerns, Chief Administrative Officer
Marsha Janey, Administrative Assistant
Email Ms. Kerns; 918-259-5769
Lori Kerns has more than 20 years of experience in education. She was previously an adjunct instructor for Tulsa Community College and Langston University, a high school administrator at Owasso Public Schools, an assistant superintendent at Sand Springs Public Schools and the director of continuing education and workforce development for Tulsa Community College.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Langston University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Southern Nazarene University and has completed a graduate certificate in strategic human resources management through Cornell University.
In 2016, Kerns joined the Broken Arrow team as the executive director of human resources. In 2017, she was appointed as the chief administrative officer to oversee human resources, payroll, child nutrition and communications. She also handles district personnel, legal affairs and Board of Education policy council. She is a member of the Leadership Broken Arrow class of 2018.
Ms. Kerns leads the Administrative Services Division, which is responsible for personnel, recruitment and retention, district Board of Education policies, compensation and benefits, payroll, legal coordination, child nutrition and negotiation team member. Ms. Kerns also oversees the Tiger Threads spirit store and communications, which handles district publications, requests to distribute information, the website and social media.
Michelle Bergwall, Chief Operating Officer
Courtney Cheatwood, Administrative Assistant
Email Ms. Bergwall; 918-259-5727
Michelle Bergwall graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management. Bergwall joined Broken Arrow Public Schools in 2010 as the chief operating officer to oversee the Operations Services Division, which includes construction, maintenance, plant operations, custodial services, warehouse, facilities and transportation.
Since joining the district, she worked to re-vote the district’s 2009 bond issue, which included the removal of more than 100 portable buildings and the construction of six new school sites. Since the passage of the 2015 bond issue, her team has renovated a number of buildings, opened a new elementary school and repurposed the site of former North Intermediate High School.
Under her leadership, her team has also built a maintenance facility and indoor athletic facility.
Ms. Bergwall oversees the Operations Services Division, which is responsible for the district's facilities and vehicle fleets. The Operations Services Division manages capital improvements, the maintenance of buildings, facility use, plant operations and warehouse, as well as transportation services.
Ben Stout, Chief Technology Officer
Gena Zwart, Administrative Assistant
Email Mr. Stout; 918-259-7419
Ben Stout received his bachelor’s degree in computing and information sciences from Oklahoma State University and has more than 20 years of executive management experience. In 2017, he joined Broken Arrow Public Schools as the chief technology officer to oversee the information technology (IT) department for the district.
Stout is responsible for the management of all IT support services, operations and functions across the enterprise. His primary goals are to improve customer service and business operations, and his mission includes aligning services and operations with the business and academic needs of Broken Arrow Public Schools.
Prior to joining Broken Arrow Public Schools, he served as chief information officer for Cypress Energy Partners, Tulsa Public Schools and the City of Tulsa.
Mr. Stout leads the Technology Services Division, which is charged with managing the district's network and all instructional technology, including the 1:1 Initiative. This division also oversees student data management and enrollment.