Tulsa's new school superintendent begins her first day in the job. Dr. Deborah Gist officials took over as Tulsa's superintendent this morning. She replaces superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard, who retired from the position.
On her first day, Dr. Gist planned several Tulsa schools visits. Three of the schools on her list are on Tulsa's north side. Gist started the morning at Tulsa McLain High School for Science and Technology. McLain has been one of Tulsa's most challenged schools for years.
Dr. Gist then went to the Anderson Elementary School, near Apache and North Lewis. She also visited the Celia Clinton Elementary on North Harvard.
Her tour ends at the Will Rogers College Junior and Senior High School.
There is a community reception for the Tulsa native this afternoon. It will be at the Education Service Center at 3027 S. New Haven. It is from 5-to-6 in the Selman Room.