AT A GLANCE
About OKC schools Superintendent Karl Springer
Karl Springer, 64, was born in Hollywood, Calif. He graduated from Del Mar High School in San Jose, Calif., and earned his bachelor's degree from California State University in 1970. He earned his master's degree in education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah in 1980. He married his wife, Catherine, in 1972. They have two adult children, Andrea and Nathan.
• 2008-present: Superintendent, Oklahoma City Public Schools.
• 2000-2008: Superintendent, Mustang Public Schools.
• 1995-2000: Assistant superintendent, Chickasha Public Schools.
• 1989-1995: Assistant director of special services, Norman Public Schools.
• 1984-1989: Special education teacher, Norman Public Schools.
• 1977-1984: Teacher, Muskogee Public Schools.
• 1974-1977: Worked for Container Corp. of America in Santa Clara, Calif.
• 1970-1971: Track and cross country coach at Butte College in Oroville, Calif.
• 1971-1974: Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps.
• 1974-1977: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
• 1977-2002: Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve.
CARRIE COPPERNOLL, STAFF WRITER