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Jean Brassfield (OK '00)

Executive Director of Student Assessment/Federal Programs

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Broken Arrow, OK

At the time of the Award, Jean Brassfield was:

Pershing Elementary School
Muskogee, OK

Biographical Information

Jean Brassfield is the Director of Student Assessment for Broken Arrow Public Schools, where she oversees all school counselors and media specialists for the district. Broken Arrow PS has approximately 20,000 students and Brassfield is responsible for all national and state testing. She also serves on the Teaching and Learning Committee of the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Prior to moving to the educational service center in 2010, Brassfield served 10 years as an elementary principal at Park Lane Elementary School in Broken Arrow. Brassfield quickly was awarded the OETT Grant, which provided Park Lane students access to an on-campus television studio and a new computer lab. During her leadership a strong literacy program was implemented, resulting in top elementary test scores for the district. Previously, she was principal of Pershing Elementary School in Muskogee, which she transformed into a model technology school, complete with an on-campus television studio that broadcast on a local station and a multimedia computer lab from which students could check out laptop computers. As a result, Pershing Elementary earned recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School and was one of four schools in the nation to receive a U.S. Department of Education Technology Award.

Brassfield has instituted several innovative programs that address the whole child, including an early-morning breakfast program called "Rise and Shine" and the "Koalaty Kid" character education program.