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BAPS Deputy Superintendent receives doctorate in educational administration

Broken Arrow Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karla Dyess recently received her doctorate in educational administration from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Dyess currently 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 and health services.

Dr. Dyess was born and raised in Arvada, Colo. After graduating high school, she 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, she and her family relocated to Broken Arrow, Okla., and four years later 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.

She then 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. Now, she serves as the deputy superintendent for Broken Arrow Public Schools.

Congratulations, Dr. Dyess! We are proud of you!