Ms. Lynnette Dixon was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Tulsa at the age of eleven. She is a product of Tulsa Public Schools where she attended Woods Elementary, Cleveland Junior High, and is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She is a proud alumni of Langston University and received her Master of Education from the University of Oklahoma. She began her career as a first grade teacher at Whitman Elementary (12 years). Ms. Dixon was the principal of Hawthorne Elementary (10 years) before assuming the position of principal at McKinley Elementary (8 years).
She is the mother of three amazing children, Jahrielle, Jordan and Tony. Principal Dixon also has four grandchildren that all attend TPS.
She believes that ALL students can be successful lifetime learners. She also believes that education is the key to success and provides the opportunity for each child to reach their full potential. Each and every day she strives to ensure success for all student through a culture of high expectations and commitment.
Ms. Dixon has a history of building positive relationships with families, growing staff and students, and brings a wealth of knowledge with her.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Randy Darr received his B.S. in elementary education and M.S. in educational leadership from Pittsburg State University in Kansas. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Jones International University with a dissertation titled Use of Differentiated Instruction in High-Performing Oklahoma Elementary Schools.
He served as teacher, principal, director of curriculum and special education, and then assistant superintendent in Miami, OK. Next, he worked as superintendent in Quapaw for three years. He joined Tulsa Public Schools in 2018 as an elementary teacher at McKinley.