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
The launch of esports at all three Putnam City high schools forms the largest district wide esports program in Oklahoma K-12 schools.
It is of importance to inform the public that Putnam City Schools manages an established online virtual public school that has been successfully operating since 2011 under public school guidelines.
Fifty-four Putnam City students have been named 2019 Oklahoma Academic Scholars by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Tulakes Elementary 1st-grade teacher Shadonna Watkins was named Putnam City Schools’ “Teacher of the Year” during the district’s annual celebration of teaching excellence Tuesday night.
Five teachers have been selected as finalists for Putnam City’s Teacher of the Year. The finalists, along with teachers of the year from other district schools, will be honored at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year program at 7p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Victory Church, 4300 N MacArthur Blvd.