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Summer Cafe

Summer Cafe provides breakfast and lunch meals free of charge to all children under age 18 starting June 1!

Find locations and times here

Join Team Tulsa

Up to $6,000 new hire incentives for certified teachers and up to $4,000 new hire incentives for degreed career-changers who join Tulsa Teacher Corps.

Click here to learn more

See. Hear. Share

If you see or hear something concerning, call 918-480-SAFE, text 480SAFE, or email

More safety information

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Substitute Teachers

Interested in becoming a substitute teacher?

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Tulsa Voices

"I feel that my job in coming back into English is giving those students voices – voices beyond literature, voices of application – letting them know that they can and will achieve."

Traci Manual, Booker T. Washington High School

English Language Arts Teacher
2023 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

"I am passionate about including all students in the general education classroom, developing relationships with families and students, and creating a sense of belonging among staff."

Katie Bercher, Carnegie Elementary

Teacher of the Year
Special Education

"It’s a hard job what we do to get these kids to college and to make sure they are successful. We’re innovators."

Christopher Scott, Booker T. Washington High School

Support Employee of the Year
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"I am passionate about my students and will do whatever it takes to make sure they have the best education I can offer."

Allie Diaz, McClure Elementary

5th Grade Teacher
Teacher of the Year Finalist

"I love teaching career tech because there are so many real-world applications of the skills my students are learning, regardless of the future career they choose."

Cindy Haley, McLain High School

Career Tech Teacher
Teacher of the Year Finalist

"I wanted to be a teacher because I have always loved school and feel like education is something so powerful that can never be taken from us."

Hanna Al-Jibouri, Emerson Elementary

Montessori Teacher
Teacher of the Year Finalist

"My favorite part of the job is when I see that lightbulb moment. That moment when you can see the understanding on their face. Their look of pride and accomplishment makes my 'mom heart' swell."

Melanie Copeland, Edison Preparatory

Lead Sign Language Interpreter
Support Employee of the Year Finalist

Here, I am seen as a role model for the 300 plus students in my building. I take the time to stop and talk with the children, and I know them by name. Our world needs kind and educated children."

Eduardo Vargas, Eliot Elementary

Building and Grounds Site Supervisor
Support Employee of the Year Finalist

“I’m proud to lead a school district that loves, supports and values every child. We believe that our classrooms must be a place where every child can be their full and complete self.”

Superintendent Deborah A. Gist

Tulsa Public Schools

Our Core Values


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  • Character
  • Excellence
  • Joy
  • Team
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About the District

*Numbers based on the 2021-2022 school year

Students Enrolled


Team Members


Schools and Charter Partners


Career and Technology Education Programs


Full-Day Pre-K Programs


High Schools with Concurrent Enrollment


Dual Language Schools


High Schools with Embedded Tulsa Tech Programs


Public Montessori Programs


Early College High Schools