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Dr. April Grace

Executive Director

her field of choice since 1989. Her leadership is a guiding force within our organization. Diverse experiences have contributed to her ability to serve OPSRC and our member organizations.

Dr. Grace’s 35-year public education career makes her a natural fit to lead OPSRC. She has served as a classroom teacher, site-level administrator, an assistant superintendent of human resources, and, ultimately, district superintendent.

Dr. Grace’s expertise and out-of-the-box thinking have been recognized at both the state and national levels, most notably when Dr. Grace was named the 2021 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators Oklahoma Superintendent of the Year.

Dr. Grace has also been involved in leading, serving, consulting and policy development. She has designed university education curriculum for both masters and doctoral programs and has served as a training specialist and leadership consultant at the Marzano Evaluation Center. She has served in leadership roles in numerous education organizations, including a term as president of the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators, only the second woman in the organization’s history.

Dr. Grace earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Oklahoma before graduating with her doctoral degree via the University of Phoenix.

Dr. April Grace
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