Chad Harper

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announced

Chad Harper represented Mustang Public Schools well Tuesday as one of the 12 finalists of the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Although Harper didn’t win, MPS won because he will remain in the classroom with his STEM students instead of traveling around Oklahoma for the 2018-19 academic year. Donna Gradel, an environmental science teacher…

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MPS hosts back to school kickoff to bring in the new year

Mustang Public Schools’ faculty and staff came together early Monday morning to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The Back to School Kickoff celebration began with the “Breakfast of Champions” at 7:15 a.m. Monday morning. Child Nutrition Director Tammy Bales makes the entire breakfast happen based off donations so the district doesn’t have…

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Harper named one of 12 State Teacher of the Year finalists

The 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year were announced Monday in a ceremony at Yukon High School during EngageOK On the Road, the summer conference of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Mustang High School’s Chad Harper was one of the 12 finalists announced on Monday. It is the second-straight year Mustang…

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MPS District Teacher of the Year Chad Harper

  by Shannon Rigsby, Mustang Public School Communications Officer One of Mustang High School’s two Teachers of the Year, Chad Harper, has two classrooms. One is filled with desks and computers and the other, separated by a wall that is half glass, is full of machines from drill presses to a 3D printer. He sometimes…

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