Tulsa’s soon-to-be School Superintendent is in town visiting schools and meeting parents. Dr. Deborah Gist met with the media while touring Disney Elementary. She comes here from Rhode Island, but attended Memorial High School and has family in Tulsa. She says first priority is to listen to what Tulsans have to say about public education. As a large urban district, Tulsa presents challenges, but Gist says she’s had a passion for urban districts throughout her career.
Gist will take over when Keith Ballard retires at the end of the school year.