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At a glance: About Oklahoma City Superintendent Karl Springer

At a glance: About Oklahoma City Superintendent Karl Springer
Oklahoman Published: March 11, 2013


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.

Work history

• 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.

Military history

• 1971-1974: Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps.

• 1974-1977: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

• 1977-2002: Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve.