Oklahoma Policy Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph (Joe) Siano, Superintendent of Norman Public Schools, and Charles (Chuck) Garrett, executive vice president at Cherokee Nation Businesses, have joined our Board of Directors.
and Chuck will add to our tradition of building a strong, nonpartisan board that is thoughtful, far-sighted, policy-focused, and comprised of individuals who bring a wide range of personal and professional experiences to the table."
Dr. Joseph Siano has served as Superintendent of Norman Public Schools since 2000.
Previously he was Assistant Superintendent in the Oklahoma City Public Schools and served in various leadership positions in the Putnam City Public Schools.
Dr. Siano received his Bachelor of Science of Degree from Oklahoma City University, his Master of Science from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma.
"I look forward to working with David Blatt and the OK Policy
staff and board as we work with our state leaders to find creative solutions to move our state forward," said Dr. Siano
Dr. Siano is an active member of many education and civic organizations.
He was selected as Administrator of the Year in 2006 by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) and later served as OASA President in 2012-13.
has been recognized as Superintendent of the Year by the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education
in 2003 and received the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the University Council of Educational Administration
Dr. Siano served as Chair of the United Way of Norman in 2013-14 and is an active participant with the American Heart Association, Junior Achievement, Norman Public School Foundation, and Norman Business Association, among other organizations.
Dr. Siano lives in Norman with his
"I know that Joe and Chuck share a commitment to OK Policy's core values of fiscal responsibility and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans," said David Blatt, OK Policy's Executive Director.