Sheli McAdoo

Long-time educator Sheli McAdoo will assume the role of Purcell Superintendent of Schools July 1.

She was hired at a special meeting of the board of education Wednesday evening at the administration offices after an extensive search to replace Jason Midkiff.

Midkiff resigned recently to take a position with the State Department of Education.

Dr. McAdoo is completing her 25th year in education where she has served as a science teacher and coach, assistant principal, high school principal, executive director and assistant superintendent.

“She brings a wide range of experience at both urban and suburban districts in Oklahoma,” said Purcell School Board President Tracy Folsom said.

Most recently, Dr. McAdoo has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services in Yukon Public Schools for the last seven years.

Her focus has been on improving student academic outcomes and serving as the district’s safety officer where she has implemented several key safety initiatives including ALICE training, Standard Response Protocols, and many others.

Dr. McAdoo grew up in Muldrow and attended The University of Oklahoma earning Bachelor and Doctoral degrees. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Dr. McAdoo is married to a career educator, Scot McAdoo, who is the principal at Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City.

They have three children. Jordan, who graduated from Emporia State, lives in Yukon and works for a local distribution company. Sagely will be a junior at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, studying nursing and Brenly just completed her freshman year at Oklahoma State University. She is studying graphic design.

Dr. McAdoo is excited to be a part of Purcell Public Schools. She looks forward to being active in the community and getting to know the things that make Purcell a great place to live, Folsom said.

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