WARR ACRES â€" Paul Hurst, the superintendent of Tahlequah Public Schools, has been tapped to serve as the top official of the Putnam City School District. The Putnam City School Board
voted unanimously to hire Hurst
during a special board meeting Monday night.The board approved a two-year contract with Hurst
that will pay him about $145,000 a year.Hurst
, who was not at the meeting, will begin his
new job on July 1.
...Hurst comes to the district with 32 years of experience, district spokesman Steve Lindley said.
...Hurst has served as Tahlequah's superintendent since 2001.His
work in Tahlequah was recognized recently when he
was chosen Oklahoma's 2008 Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators
.He is a past member of the state Superintendent's School Improvement Committee and a former executive board member of the Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council. Hurst holds a bachelor's degree in human development from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and a master's degree in secondary education from the University of Central Oklahoma.