By CHRIS EDENS
Max Tanner has taken the reigns as the new superintendent of Oologah.
The school board approved his hiring at a special meeting last week on a three year contract. Tanner has been superintendent at Central Public Schools in Sallisaw for the last 12 years.
Tanner has family who live in the area. He said he spent a lot of summers in and around Oologah Lake when he was growing up.
“I’ve always really liked this area. I knew it was a very good school sysytem and I wanted to be a part of it,” Tanner said. “This is the start of something new. We’re going to build on the success they’ve had here and try to make it even better.”
Tanner has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology from Oklahoma State University and a master’s in education and administration from Northeastern State University.
Tanner worked for the wildlife department for several months after graduating from OSU when he decided to change his career path.
“Education was something I’d always wanted to do,” he said. “I had always thought about it and I decided teaching and education was my calling so I went back and got my teaching certificates.”
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