"Our Mission is to Graduate 100 Percent of Our Students, College & Career Ready."
Together We Make a Difference
Union Public Schools employs nearly 2,000 staff members, including more than 1,000 teachers, more than 800 support employee and abut 80 administrators.
More than 90 percent of the district's administrators hold a master's degree or higher. Of the teaching and administrative staff, more than 40 percent hold graduate-level degrees – with more than 400 holding master’s degrees and 19 with doctorates. Twenty-five teachers have National Board Certification.
Rebecka Peterson, a math teacher at Union High School, was named the 2023 National Teacher of the Year – after she had already been named the 2020-2021 Union Public Schools District Teacher of the Year and Oklahoma’s Teacher of the Year in 2022!
Also in 2023, Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler was named State Superintendent of The Year. Assistant Superintendent John Federline received his doctorate in the summer of 2023 as well.