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Leadership Team

Clay Vinyard, Principal

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Clay Vinyard began his career in education in 2003 as a high school science teacher for Oklahoma City Public Schools.  He also served as a middle school science teacher for Moore Public Schools from 2009-2011. Mr. Vinyard then served as an OKCPS assistant principal before joining the district’s Human Capital Department to assist with the recruitment of secondary-level educators.

In 2013, Vinyard took the helm of U.S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City and collaborated with teacher leaders and students to make substantial increases in academic achievement and improvements in the culture of the school. During his tenure, U.S. Grant was named a model Professional Learning Community (PLC) School for its commitment to collaboration, best practices, student achievement and professional development. Mr. Vinyard also implemented “Link Crew,” a student mentoring program designed to help 9th graders transition to high school and increase graduation rate.  It has since been adopted by other OKC metro schools. In 2016, Vinyard served as principal of Putnam City High School, as well as a mentor for other principals across the state through the Oklahoma Principals Leadership Academy at the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Vinyard joined TPS in 2017, briefly leading TLA prior to moving to Edison Prep.

Vinyard earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and his graduate degree from Southern Nazarene University. His expertise has been utilized on many topics including utilization of technology, research based instruction, use of data and assessment to improve instruction, and graduation-rate improvement.

Vinyard is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.  He is married to Sarah Vinyard, and has 3 wonderful daughters, Baylea, Taya, and Isabella.  Vinyard spends free time watching his daughters play sports and watching live comedy, OKC thunder, OSU football, and OSU basketball.

Christine Conley, High School Assistant Principal

I have been serving as an Assistant Principal at Edison Preparatory High School for 14 years. I truly believe the backbone of our school resides with the community, parents, and teachers. I love what I do and believe we are the best!

I grew up in Paradise California. After graduating high school, I attended Rogers State University earning an associate's degree in animal science. I transferred to the University of Tulsa where I earned my bachelor's degree in biology with a dual minor in education and psychology. I obtained my master's degree in educational administration at Northeastern State University.

I taught AP environmental science, biology, physical science, as well as coordinated science. I coached basketball and volleyball. I then went on to become the Dean of Students and then transferred to Edison as an assistant principal.

My current role at Edison Preparatory High School is supervising teachers, athletics, special services, and ELL.

Rachel McAnany, High School Assistant Principal

My passion for providing students with comprehensive and robust educational experience to be college and career ready stems from university experience. I had the pleasure of working for The University of Tulsa for many years serving as both the Director of Sports Medicine Curriculum and Assistant Professor. Additionally, I served as a higher education representative for newly hired teachers in Northeast Oklahoma and student teacher supervisor for The University of Tulsa. In my capacity I witnessed far too many college freshman entering the university lacking both experience in rigorous coursework and non cognitive skills to manage the demands of college curriculum and expectation. Sadly students that enter college are required to take remedial coursework. Remedial coursework costs money and is not counted towards a student's degree plan. The best advice that I can provide to students is do high school coursework while you are in high school.

Students at Edison are provided opportunities that meet their not only interest areas but their academic strengths. Between the home and school together we provide a positive and supportive extension of one another with a common goal of college and career readiness. Edison Preparatory School is an Advanced Placement Diploma High School and offers a wide variety of AP courses including AP Seminar and AP Research. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the WE program will be a component of the AP Human Geography and AP Studio Art Program. The WE program in collaboration with College Board provides students with a service element that promotes global and community awareness.

On a personal note, I have two children; my son, Blake is a graduate student at The University of Southern California earning a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering. My daughter, Blair is a junior at The University of Kansas working on requirements for the Physician Assistance Program and completing a degree in Behavioral Sciences and Psychology. My children left me with their two dogs; Auby and Mickey. Auby is a Giant Schnauzer and Mickey a Scottish Terrier. These two are quite the handful and continue to get into mischief which keeps me busy. My husband, Kirk, is an educator and is the voice at ONEOK Field. If you attend any Tulsa Drillers or Tulsa Roughneck games then you are sure to have heard him.

I am a proud graduate of The University of Tulsa where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree. My graduate degree is from The University of West Virginia where I was staff athletic trainer for the Mountaineers.

Steve Skeie, Middle School Assistant Principal

It has been my privilege to serve as Edison Assistant Principal for the past eight years. This 19-20 school year marks my 30th year in public education. I am looking forward to another great year at Edison and the great experiences that our students will have academically and socially.

I grew up in Minnesota and attended high school and college in the Minneapolis area. I received my master's at Oklahoma State University.

My first teaching experience was at Marshall Elementary where I taught 5th grade math. After four years at Marshall, I accepted a job at Union Public Schools where I was a 5th/6th grade math teacher. From there I moved back to Tulsa Public to start my administrative journey.

My wife and I have four children. All four of our children have attended public schools either in Tulsa Public or Union School District. I am a firm believer in public education and the benefits they receive from a diverse and cultured education. Our oldest daughter is a 2nd grade teacher in Tulsa.

Elizabeth Wattoff, Assistant Principal

Elizabeth Wattoff received her B.S. in special education from Oral Roberts University and her M.Ed. in education administration from Oklahoma State University. She joined Tulsa Public Schools in 2003. She taught special education for four years before teaching math after receiving her subject area certification in 2007. She was the chair of the junior high math department for seven years and was a 7th grade team leader for two years. She worked as the administrative intern for the 2016 summer school session at Booker T. Washington where she discovered her love for supporting classroom teachers at the administrative level. She has served as an assistant principal at Webster Middle and High School and Owen Elementary before joining the Edison team.

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Clay Vinyard

Christine Conley
High School Assistant Principal

Rachel McAnany
High School Assistant Principal

Steve Skeie
Middle School Assistant Principal

Elizabeth Wattoff
Assistant Principal

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