Message from Rick Croslin
Superintendent, Chickasha Public Schools
Greetings! I want to take this opportunity to say that I am honored and humbled to be your new Superintendent at Chickasha Public Schools. CPS has a long and rich heritage of community support, academic success, and outstanding programs for students. Being a “Fighting Chick” is an honor that my wife and I take to heart while embracing the standard of excellence that it represents.
Family is very important to me and that is where I will begin introductions. First, I am a husband, father and soon to be grandpa (Pops). My wife, Jennie, and I have two sons, Brayden and Grahme, a soon to be daughter-in-law, Hannah, and a grandson due in a few weeks, named Elijah Robert. The entire family is more than excited and can hardly wait to meet him. Jennie is the Instructional Director for Health Sciences at Francis Tuttle Career Technology Center. She is in her 27th year in education and is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Oklahoma. Brayden, our oldest son, lives in Tulsa, and is engaged to Hannah. Grahme, our youngest son, attends the University of Central Oklahoma. Additionally, my mother, Norma Oller, lives with us.
I am in my 23rd year of education. During my career, I was a special education teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, high school principal, and executive director. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Education at the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, I hold degrees from Southern Nazarene University (masters) and University of Central Oklahoma (bachelors) in education. My career is blessed with the opportunity to work with dedicated and talented educators that work continuously to make a difference in the lives of our students.
My mission as your Superintendent is to work with all staff members on offering first best instruction each day for all students. That is, to grow a rigorous learning environment supported by helping students develop mentally, socially, and emotionally. It is vital that we prepare students to not only graduate from high school but who are also prepared to be successful for life (college, military, career technology, &/or career). We want all students equipped to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams.
Over the course of the next few months, my wife and I will be attending as many school and community events as possible. We hope to get to meet and know you. Our goal as a family is to be involved in the community and work together with you for Chickasha’s future. We will be purchasing a home and moving to Chickasha this spring. My first official day with you will be Monday, March 23rd.
I ask that you use the link below to take a short survey that will give me some feedback. Your comments are important to me and each one will be read. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/Dfhsbtxo55NVt3jd8. The survey will be open until February 14th.
Finally, I want to say “THANK YOU” for this opportunity to work with each of you in the upcoming months. Together we are going to do some great things for our students, staff, schools, and community.
With great pride!
Go FIGHTIN’ CHICKS!
The following is a list of regular board meetings that will be held in 2020. All regular meetings will start at 6:00 p.m. The meetings will be held in the board room at the Administration Building, 900 West Choctaw Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma. Please note that board meetings have been moved to the second Monday of each month instead of the second Tuesday.
February 10, 2020
March 9, 2020
April 13, 2020
May 11, 2020
June 8, 2020
July 13, 2020
August 10, 2020
September 14, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 9, 2020
December 14, 2020