Lawton Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Lance Gibbs has been named the 2023 Oklahoma Association for School Administrators (OASA) District #13 Asst. Supt/Central Office Administrator of the Year and will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference on June 14-16, 2023.

“I am proud to live and work in Lawton serving Lawton Public Schools' students,” exclaimed Gibbs about the honor. “There are so many great administrators serving our students in Lawton and in District 13. I am honored that my peers voted me to represent them as the OASA District 13 Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the year.”
Each year the OASA recognizes school leaders. OASA members submit the names of leaders in their districts and an election is held to select the leader for the OASA district. 
“Assistant Superintendents and Central Office Administrators play vital roles in promoting best practices that lead to the highest standards of student achievement, including best practices in instructional excellence, financial and budget integrity, efficient facility and transportation operations and fostering community support”, said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA Executive Director. “These leaders support the leadership team, the superintendent and the district as a whole. “Lance Gibbs is among the best of Oklahoma administrators. We are excited and proud to recognize these outstanding leaders.”
OASA has 20 Districts that consist of multiple counties. Eligible OASA members are nominated and selected by their peers in their OASA District.
For Gibbs to be selected by his peers is a big honor as an education leader. He now has the opportunity to submit an application for the State Asst. Supt/Central Office Administrator of the Year Award. 
Visit the CCOSA website to see past Administrator of the Year awardees. For more information about OASA and CCOSA, please visit (
Be on the lookout for when the district is able to recognize Gibbs for his reception of this honor.