Brief Sampling of Collinsville School Chiefs for More
Than A Century
(email questions/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ted Wright -- last update 12/11/2009 (& 12/21)
(& 2/27/2013) (SchoolSupers.html) www.cvilleok.com
Copyright 2009 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Transition In 24 years
-- Terry Due (left) will take over the Collinsville Public School Superintendent's
job in January 2010 with the retirement of Pat Herald (right). Due was the first
person hired (below) by Herald back in 1986. Herald took over the top school
job from Neil Ridley in 1986.
(unofficial) List of
Collinsville Public School "Superintendents"
the archives of the
Newspaper Museum In Collinsville)
D. N. Burton|
Hill and Norvell|
R.L. Higgins and Miss Berryhill|
Morrow-Mullen and Mrs Josie Smith|
||Leroy H. Petit
||Edmund J. Stevenson
||T.G. Napier (12 years)
H. Wilson (32 years)|
Herald (24 years)|
had a 1938 news article for the early info but still need to fill in a few gaps
for the more modern times. I suspect some of the Indian Territory (pre-statehood)
names were more likely the only or head school teacher rather than an administrator
only. -- Ted Wright 12/11/2009|
Herald (center facing camera) on the sidelines as a CHS football coach (along
with Ron McHenry) in 1977.
Herald coaching CHS baseball in April 1982.
a brief retirement ceremony before his final school board meeting (Dec. 10,
2009) Pat Herald received a State of Oklahoma proclamation from State Representative
Earl Sears (left).
Herald was joined by his family (above) at the Dec. 10th retirement gathering.
L-R: Pat & Judy Herald (who will be the Grand Marshalls at the 2009
Collinsville Christmas Parade), their son Damon Herald (with his wife Alicia
and son Jayce in front of him) and their daughter Keeli Bowers (and her daughter
current school board members (left) honored Pat Herald for his many years of
service to Collinsville school before his final board meeting Dec. 10, 2009.
Memory Ostrander, Wendell Johnson, Pat Herald, Donna Sears, Steve Stout and Joe
Hampton. Hampton had also been on the board when Herald was hired as Superintendent
Elementary (completed in 1960) was named after Howell Wilson
Elementary was named after Pat Herald
2/27/2013 with August 1940 start for Dale Kessinger. -- &
new partial assistant's list below
(New Position started in1980)