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Welcome to Ralph Downs Elementary

New Principal 

Susan Illgen has been named as the  new principal of Ralph Downs Elementary.

In her ten years at Putnam City, Mrs. Illgen has served as an Assistant Principal covering four different Putnam City Schools. She also served in Putnam City as an Instructional Coach covering two Putnam City Schools.  Mrs. Illgen holds the prestigious title of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year 2004-2005.  She holds a Master of Education Administration. We welcome Mrs. Illgen to her new role at Ralph Downs

Teacher of the Year

Callie Sherrill has been teaching for 7 years; the last 5 years have been spent at Ralph Downs. Born and raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Mrs. Sherrill grew up the youngest of three sisters. She finished her degree in Human and Family Services with a focus on Early Childhood Education from Southwestern Christian University in 2014. Currently, she lives with her husband in Yukon, Oklahoma, and when she is not teaching, she enjoys watching Survivor and volunteering for Family Church’s children's ministry.

Fun Facts About Mrs. Sherrill:

-          She is one of the biggest Survivor fans that you will ever meet

-          Her favorite animal is the giraffe

-          She has two awesome nephews that she does not get to see enough of

-          She can quote just about any episode of Gilmore Girls

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