Let Me Introduce Myself
from the new Liberty Public Schools Superintendent
Hello, I’m Dr. Phillip Garland. My wife, Lynda, and I have been homeowners in the Liberty School District since 2000. I’m a career educator starting in this business as a school bus driver in Norman Oklahoma while in college at the University of Oklahoma. I put myself through school with several other part-time jobs that included substitute teaching. I received a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Curriculum and Instruction and a doctorate from O.U. in Education Administration.
I’ve taught psychology and social studies courses, coached soccer, been an athletic director, assistant principal, principal, and served as a leader over multiple programs and schools similar to the role of a superintendent. These experiences took me to Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Since 2013 I’ve been working overseas in Abu Dhabi where I was recruited to be part of an effort to reform the public schools in four rural cities overseeing from 8-10 schools at a time. This year I’ve been heading three schools in the private sector under the National Curriculum of England.
I was with Tulsa Schools for seven years where I was the principal at Webster High School and there, I was named Education Ambassador in 2008 by the National Civic League for my small part in bringing the community and schools together while working with other fine leaders in West Tulsa. My personal vision now is to be a community builder for Liberty. I can’t believe that I have the great privilege to return to Liberty as the superintendent in the community I’ve grown to love for almost 20 years. I look forward to meeting the parents, staff, and students when I come home in July.
Phillip Garland, Ed.D.
You can help out the Robotics Club by clicking on the following link and shopping on line at one of several stores, through the Liberty website. This is an on-going, year ‘round fund raising event. Thank you for your support!
Just a few more weeks that the 2019 Liberty Public Schools Yearbook will be available for $30, the lowest price of the year. Be sure to get your order. You may order online by going to https://www.jostens.com or stop by the high school to place your order
Seven members of the Robotics Club recently attended the Global Conference for Educational Robotics. Jeremy Bartosh, Logan Culver, Hayden Forest, Donovan Potts, Ayden Whitaker, Isaac Byrd, Austin Reichert formed two teams that ranked 35 and 53 of 61 teams from around the world. Both teams worked hard, learned new things, and had fun in their free time.