SPS names new SHS assistant principal

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Longtime Stillwater teacher Tommie Grant will join the Stillwater High School administration as assistant principal following approval of her hire by the Board of Education at a July 28 meeting. Grant will fill the role vacated by recently promoted Walter Howell, who now serves as Principal.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to positively contribute to the climate and culture of Stillwater High School,” says Grant. “I look forward to supporting teachers and students in their growth. I hope to continue to build on the traditions and foundation of excellence that make SHS so great.” 

Grant has worked in education for more than twenty years, having taught math at Yale High School, Cushing Middle School, and Stillwater High School. She also served as a physical education teacher at Stillwater Middle School for three years. At SHS, Grant has served as Student Council and Stillwater Makes a Change sponsors. SMAC, which was started by Grant, has raised more than $1 million for local nonprofits through student-led philanthropy. 

A graduate of Springdale High School in Springdale, Arkansas, Grant completed her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and later received her master’s degree in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from Oklahoma State University. 

Grant’s husband, Paul, teaches at Stillwater High School. Together they have a son, Corbin, who is a senior at SHS. She enjoys reading, running, and baking in her spare time. 

“I am so excited that Mrs. Grant will be working with our administrative team as the new assistant principal at SHS,” says Principal Walter Howell. “She has been an excellent teacher and leader in multiple school districts and levels. I look forward to her stepping into this new role and doing great things. She is smart, cares about our students, loves SHS, and brings a tenacity that will complete our principal team.”

Grant assumes the role effective immediately.