Newcomb is one of 20 superintendents in Oklahoma selected for this prestigious honor, Steven Crawford, Executive Director of OASA/CCOSA, has announced.
Superintendent Newcomb, along with the other 19 superintendent finalists from across the state, will be honored at the OASA awards banquet on Wednesday evening, June 6, during the Annual Summer Conference hosted by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA). The conference will be held June 6-8 at the Meridian Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
“We congratulate Superintendent Newcomb for being selected by his colleagues for his service and accomplishments in the profession.” Steven Crawford said, in a news release. “This superintendent has been chosen for his significant impact on education at the school district level, leadership skills, involvement in professional activities, and his active role in the community.”
Newcomb has been superintendent of Calera Public Schools for the past seven years. As superintendent, he serves as the educational and instructional leader for the school district. His district duties include supervision, hiring, and financial management.
Newcomb is a member of several professional organizations including Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and Oklahoma Association of School Administrators.
The superintendent has a total of 27 years in education. Before he became superintendent in Calera, he was superintendent at Caney Schools for four years. Other administrative positions include four years as high school principal at Kingston and two years as assistant principal and principal at Colbert. He spent his first ten years of his career teaching industrial arts at Kingston.
The 20 District Oklahoma Superintendents of the Year are now eligible for the 2012 Oklahoma Superintendent of the Year competition. The selection of the state winner will be announced at the summer conference at the first general session on June 7. The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators is under the umbrella of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration. CCOSA is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization serving over 2700 superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, and central office administrators.