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OKC metro-area briefs for Feb. 6, 2013

Metro news briefs for Feb. 6
Modified: February 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm •  Published: February 6, 2013


Deer Creek names new superintendent

The Deer Creek School Board named Ranet Tippens as the new school district superintendent during a board meeting Monday. Tippens has served the past six years as the superintendent of El Reno Public Schools and has worked in education for 35 years, according to a news release. Tippens also served as a principal and assistant principal in El Reno. She will replace Interim Superintendent Bill White, who filled the position in October after the resignation of former Superintendent Sean McDaniel, who took the same job in Mustang. Tippens will take over the role starting March 3, according to the news release.

Tutor training will be Saturday

Community Literacy Centers is holding its next tutor training program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 5131 N Classen Circle, Suite 204. Tutor training will include an orientation and introduction into literacy work with adults. For more information on the classes, call Becky O'Dell at 524-7323 or register at