What they said

What Oklahoma City school officials had to say about Karl Springer's retirement
Modified: July 1, 2013 at 11:48 pm •  Published: July 2, 2013
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CARRIE COPPERNOLL, STAFF WRITER

What they said

“We appreciate your leadership and your service. You've personally been an inspiration to me and I thank you for your support.”

Aspasia Carlson, principal of John Marshall High School

“He provided stability the school district needed while at the same time embracing reforms like the continuous learning calendar. He clearly cared deeply about the welfare of each child in the district.”

Lori Dickinson, president of the Foundation for

Oklahoma City Public Schools

”You've provided this district with much-needed stability during a time when urban districts struggle. Your consistent leadership has been a blessing for this district. And clearly Oklahoma City Public Schools has benefited from your fiscal responsibility and leadership.”

Lynne Hardin, school board chairwoman

“You've always had their (students') best interest at heart. I certainly appreciate and applaud all you've done for those kids.”

Bob Hammack, District 1 board member

“It's a sad day for Oklahoma City principals. We'll miss you.”

Tamie Sanders, principal of U.S. Grant High School

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