Posted Date: 11/02/2021
John Federline has been named an assistant superintendent for Union Public Schools. Federline has served as executive director of Secondary Education since 2018.
As assistant superintendent, Federline will continue to lead secondary education. New responsibilities will include guiding the development of the district’s next five-year strategic plan and formulating the district’s five-year bond issue that will take place in Spring 2023.
“Mr. Federline’s skills make him uniquely qualified to take on these large-scale projects as we look ahead and determine the needs of students and the district in a post-pandemic world,” said Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler. “John has had a wealth of experiences as a teacher, coach, principal and administrator that are going to serve him well as we set the strategic direction for Union for the next five years. Given the changing needs of our students, families and community, Mr. Federline is well positioned to help Union successfully navigate the road ahead.”
A lifelong student at Union (or “Union lifer,” as they are fondly referred to), Federline graduated from Union High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Oklahoma State University. He earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University, and he is currently earning his Ed.D.
Federline’s career in education began at Bixby High School where he spent 12 years as a teacher and a coach. He came to Union as an assistant principal at the Intermediate High School in 2005 and moved to the High School in 2007. In 2011, he was named as the principal of the 9th Grade Center (now called the Union High School Freshman Academy), a position he held through spring 2018.