Dr. Jarod Mendenhall, Superintendent of Muskogee Public Schools
Dr. Jarod Mendenhall has served as the Superintendent of Schools for Muskogee Public Schools since July 1, 2018. He has been in the field of education for twenty-eight years, with experience as a classroom teacher, coach, principal and central office administrator and superintendent.
Prior to his service in Muskogee, he was the Chief of Governmental Affairs at Mesquite ISD in Mesquite, Texas where he was the district liaison for local, state, and federal government and helped lead public education legislation for the state of Texas. Dr. Mendenhall was also charged with assisting with strategic planning, policy development, and a new accrediting process.
Before his stint in Texas, Dr. Mendenhall served six years as the Superintendent of Schools at Broken Arrow Public Schools where he led the district through a comprehensive strategic planning process, oversaw the district’s largest bond construction, opened four new early childhood centers, and raised test scores across the district with new and innovative initiatives.
Dr. Mendenhall received his high school diploma (1986) from Enid High School in Enid, Oklahoma. He later earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education (1991) and a Master of Science Degree in Public School Administration (1997) from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Mendenhall received his Doctorate Degree in Education Leadership (2010) from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Mendenhall was named the 2015 Man of Distinction by the Tulsa Business & Legal News and was awarded the District 5 Superintendent of the Year in 2014. He has also received the Broken Arrow Citizen of the Year in 2013 and named “Superintendent of the Year” for Rachel’s Challenge in 2012.
Dr. Mendenhall has been married for twenty-nine years to Janna Mendenhall, who is also a career educator and currently serves as an elementary special education teacher. Dr. and Mrs. Mendenhall have two daughters, Jessica (24) and Allie (19).