The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education officially announced Aurora Lora will be the next superintendent for the district.
Lora has been filling in as the interim superintendent since April 15, after the board voted to oust Rob Neu after only two years on the job.
Lora is a former middle school teacher and principal. She was a finalist for the superintendent position when Neu was hired and was brought in as associate superintendent. Lora held a similar position in the Dallas Independent School District. She also worked for Seattle Public Schools where she met Neu.
Congratulations to our new Superintendent Aurora Lora! #TeamOKCPS— OKC Public Schools (@OKCPS) July 1, 2016
President and CEO of The Foundation of OKCPS, Mary Mèlon, released the following statement about Lora’s appointment:
“We are extremely pleased with the selection of Aurora Lora as the next superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools. She is a capable leader who shares our passion for supporting quality school leaders and teachers, as well as high standards for our students. We have complete confidence in her ability to lead our school district during these challenging economic times and look forward to working closely with Superintendent Lora to ensure the long-term success of every student by continuing to engage community support of our schools.”