The Edmond Board of Education has named Emily Steele principal of Sequoyah Middle School. Steele will begin her new duties this summer, taking over the leadership position from Jason Galloway who is leaving to become principal of Heartland Middle School.

Steele has 14 years of experience in public education including nine as an administrator. She has served as an assistant principal at Memorial High School for the past five years. Last year, the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals named Steele the Assistant Principal of the Year.

“Emily Steele is a perfect fit for the Sequoyah Middle School community,” said Dr. Debbie Bendick, associate superintendent of secondary education. “Her practice is grounded at the intersection of personal relationships and data analysis, which ensures that the decisions she makes for her school’s progress consider the well-being of students and staff first, supported by the information of performance data second.”

Steele is a graduate of Edmond Public Schools and returned to the district as a student teacher while studying at Oklahoma State University. Upon graduating she began her career as a math teacher at Edmond’s Cheyenne Middle School.

“I am excited for this opportunity,” said Steele. “I look forward to building relationships with the Sequoyah staff, students and parents and continuing the long-standing tradition of excellence at the school.”

Steele is a member of the Association of Secondary Curriculum Development and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Emily Steele