Students at Marietta Public Schools are meeting a lot of new people this year.

The district, which first reached four-digit enrollment numbers last spring, has grown to 1,018 students.


jennifer.lindsey@ardmoreite.com
Students at Marietta Public Schools are meeting a lot of new people this year.
The district, which first reached four-digit enrollment numbers last spring, has grown to 1,018 students.
In comparison, the 2009 enrollment was 950 students.
“Most of the growth is in the elementary,” said Superintendent Joe Neely.
The district also has two new administrators and one that has assumed a new position.
Dana McMillin is the new elementary principal.
While she is a native of Claremore, her husband is a Marietta alum. The family had been living in Coppell, Texas, where McMillin was the assistant principal.
“We wanted to come back (to Oklahoma) and be with family,” she said about the move.
McMillin said she is working with the staff to make some changes to the school. In addition to state-level changes such as transitioning to the Common Core Curriculum, the elementary has changed the way student drop-off and pickup are done.
“There is lots of improvement in what we are doing,” McMillin said. “We’re ready for the school year to get started and get into a routine.”
Brandi Naylor, who taught at Take Two Academy, is now the middle school principal.
“We have an energetic staff that is going the extra mile to make sure our students are prepared,” Naylor said.
Rodd Davis, previously the middle school principal, is now the high school principal.
“I want to maintain the high academic success and promote all the good things Marietta has to offer,” Davis said.
With a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs grant, Davis plans to continue setting high expectations for MHS students.
The GEAR UP grant will be paying for all juniors to take the ACT in September.
“This will give us a baseline so we can modify our instruction to prepare the students to take the ACT again,” Davis said.