Dr. Janet Dunlop, Superintendent of Schools
Lois Newman, Executive Assistant
Dr. Janet Dunlop has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, academic principal, college professor and central office administrator.
Before being appointed as superintendent at Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS), Dunlop was the deputy superintendent of accountability and assessment at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Prior to that, she served as the associate superintendent of instruction at BAPS.
During her time as associate superintendent, she facilitated the district’s literacy initiative resulting in a significant increase in literacy rates at the elementary level. She has been recognized by the National Reading Recovery Council for her work in elementary literacy. Under her leadership, the BAPS instructional team successfully aligned curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12, restructured the special education program to be more inclusive of special needs, and developed district Open Education Resource (OER) textbooks resulting in significant cost savings for the district.
Dunlop also served as the legislative advisory committee chair for the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) and the district representative for the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Education Advisory Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Oklahoma State Department of Education Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee. She was instrumental in crafting the new Oklahoma state standards as well as the new state accountability and assessment system that were approved in 2016. Dr. Dunlop was also named as the 2016 Oklahoma Assistant Superintendent of the Year by CCOSA 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.
Chuck Perry, Associate Superintendent of Student Services
Melissa Addison, Administrative Assistant
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.
Karla Dyess, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services
Jennifer Kline, Administrative Assistant
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.
Natalie Eneff, Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Chronister, Administrative Assistant
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
Leslie Chronister, Administrative Assistant
Lori Kerns has more than 18 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, legislative affairs and Board of Education policy council. She is currently a member of the 2017 Leadership Broken Arrow class.
Michelle Bergwall, Chief Operating Officer
Marsha Janey, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Bergwall graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management. She spent nine years of her career working for a large construction management firm that built Kendall Whittier Elementary, Union Public Schools' UMAC, a Liberty Bank addition, and tenant finish-outs at Utica Square. She was then hired by Union Public Schools and served as the Owner's Representative for seven years. During her time at Union, Bergwall handled many capital improvement projects, oversaw the construction of Rosa Parks and Jefferson Elementary schools, and coordinated numerous renovations and additions to school buildings. Bergwall has been the Chief Operating Officer for Broken Arrow Public Schools since 2010. She and her husband, Matthew, a National Accounts Manager for a major IT consulting firm, have two children who attend Broken Arrow Schools.
Ben Stout, Chief Technology Officer
Gena Zwart, Administrative Assistant
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, enrollment and B&A Connections.