Janet Dunlop, Ph. D.
Superintendent of Schools | Appearance Request
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.