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MRS. brayden savage

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Oklahoma City (05 May 2023) – The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) is pleased to announce Brayden Savage of Western Heights Public Schools as the 2023 OASA District 7 Superintendent of the Year. Savage will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference on June 14-16, 2023. 

OASA annually recognizes outstanding administrators who:

  • demonstrate successful experience in top level educational administration 

  • have a sound, dynamic and realistic philosophy of education 

  • can inspire and motivate people and give support and recognition for the contributions of others

  • have a record which evidences continued professional and personal growth through appropriate training and experiences including skills in human relations and the stamina to cope with the pressures of the job

  • have the ability to speak for education on all levels with special emphasis on the district level

  • have made contributions to educational administration

“Leadership is about building community, cultivating and empowering other leaders and focusing on student success,” said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA Executive Director. “These school leaders have led through many challenges. They have worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for students to learn, grow and realize their full potential. Brayden Savage is among the best of Oklahoma administrators. We are excited and proud to recognize these outstanding leaders who represent the next level in school leadership. They are courageous leaders.”

OASA has 20 Districts that consist of multiple counties. Eligible OASA members are nominated and selected by their peers in their OASA District. 

Mrs. Savage has served in the field of education for 27 years working in the capacity of Early Childhood Teacher, Instructional Coach, Site Administrator, Director of Alternative Education, Director of Human Resources, Assistant Superintendent, and now as Superintendent. She began her career in Mid-Del Public Schools before joining the Western Heights team where she served for 16 years before joining the Oklahoma State Department of Education and Shawnee Public Schools. Mrs. Savage returned to Western Heights Public Schools last spring as Superintendent.

 “I am honored to be selected by my peers for this award,” said Savage. “The success and progress that our district has made is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our leadership team, and the work of our teachers and support staff. I am grateful for the support the other superintendents of this state have given me; I am not sure I would have survived this challenge without their help!” 

Visit the CCOSA website to see past Administrator of the Year awardees. For more information about OASA and CCOSA, please visit



OASA supports adequate funding for Oklahoma public schools, supports accountability measures, rigorous and relevant academics, fair treatment of education employees, and seeks to reduce state intrusion in local board of education matters.


The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration is an incorporated, not for profit organization which establishes close and continuous communication and cooperation between educators, taxpayers and legislators to improve the effectiveness of professional school administrators and to communicate the needs of the schools. The Council is the umbrella organization for the following professional associations: the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA), the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP), the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP), the Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association (OMLEA), and the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services (ODSS).