Peters Elementary is located within the city limits of Tulsa’s neighbor, Broken Arrow. Housing additions that feed into the school include Brick Town, Quail Run, Turtle Creek, Stone Mill, Horseshoe Acres, Stonecrest Apts., Washington Park and the majority of Country Aire. Currently, school enrollment totals about 450. Peters serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
Tom W. Peters Elementary was named in May 1978 after the founder of Oklahoma Greenhouses. Mr. Peters served on the Union Board of Education for 16 years and was credited for his efforts to establish cafeterias in all Union Schools.
Highly Qualified Staff
Our staff consists of more than 30 certified teachers and several outstanding support employees. All teachers are highly qualified in the areas they teach and believe in quality learning for all students. Therefore, they attend many professional development workshops to learn how to identify the diverse needs of students and learn research based teaching strategies that will ensure that each student progresses to their highest potential. The teachers at Peters are also members of a professional learning community. They meet each Friday before school to engage in professional conversations that are focused on student achievement. Time is spent during embedded collaboration to identify grade level essential skills, develop SMART goals and common assessments, analyze student data and discuss best teaching practices. Peters is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools with high standards for quality education, these are assured by membership in NCA. This accreditation is based on the school’s continued commitment to excellence and quality educational curriculum. We are proud to have students, parents and teachers striving toward good character, a lifetime of learning and reaching for success.
Peters’ Parent Teacher Association (PTA) supports the mission of the national PTA and dedicates its organization to improving the education and well-being of students and teachers.
Tracy Weese was named principal at Peters Elementary School in 2017. She previously served as principal for five years at Briarglen Elementary School and as an administrative intern for 1 year at Rosa Parks Elementary School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Oklahoma State University in 1995 and her master’s degree in education administration from the University of Oklahoma in 2010.
Weese has worked in the education field for more than 20 years. She was as a classroom teacher for 14 years and has taught 3-year-olds, second, third and fifth grades. Weese is married with two children who attend Oklahoma State University. In addition to her teaching career, she was a board member of the Northeastern Division March of Dimes for 10 years and has worked on a multitude of committees during her tenure as a teacher. Weese is excited to continue to be a part of the administrative team at Peters Elementary.