Superintendent Rick Pool
|Mr. Pool graduated from Wright City High School in 1987. He earned his Associates Degree in Computer Science in 1989 from Eastern Oklahoma State University, his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and completed his education with a Masters Degree in Education Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. Currently in his eighteenth year, Rick came to Ketchum after spending time in Clayton, Agra, and Calera. As the Superintendent, Mr. Pool has numerous responsibilities such as, school accreditation, funding, and staff employment. He is an active member in many organizations including the Association of Professional Oklahoma Educators (APOE) and the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administrators (CCOSA). In his spare time, Mr. Pool enjoys fishing and golfing, and spending time with his family, wife Jennifer, and daughters Taylor, 13, and Jodie, 6.|
Phone # 918-782-5091
Fax : 918-782-9018
The administration office is staffed by Carol Bogle, Treasurer and Executive Secretary, Kayla Greene, Minutes and Encumbrance Clerk, and Melissa Prine, JOM Administrator.
Philosophy of Ketchum Public Schools
We believe in the worth, dignity, and potential of the individual, and in the continued improvement of individual rights in our democratic social order.
We believe that each child has an equal right to the opportunity for an education, insofar as individual capacities permit; we recognize the wide range of maturity levels, abilities, interests, experiences, needs, and rates of learning.
We believe in preparing youngsters to lead productive adult lives; we recognize the necessity of establishing priorities among the various educational aims and functions, as the school cannot assume responsibility for all areas of development.
We believe the primary concern of the school is the intellectual development of children.
We believe the school program should supplement rather than supplant the influence of the home, the church, and other community organizations in the emotional, social, moral, spiritual, and physical development of children.
We believe in developing informed and responsible citizens who are able to apply what they have learned to the making of wise decisions in their own lives.
We believe in the necessity of systematically and continuously reviewing the instructional program of the school.
We believe in a "preplanned" instructional program with emphasis on organized subject matter and respect for individual differences.
We believe in the value of good classroom control, teacher scholarship, and professional leadership.