The Edmond Board of Education filled principal positions for two elementary schools and one middle school at its July board meeting.
Gabe Schmidt, who for the last two years has served as the assistant principal of Heartland Middle School takes over the leadership role at Cimarron Middle School, 3701 S. Bryant. He replaces Cordell Ehrich who left Edmond Public Schools to become a district administrator for Mid-Del Public Schools.
Schmidt has 10 years of experience in the district. He previously served as an assistant principal at Sequoyah Middle School and taught math at Central Middle School.
“I am beyond excited to be named the new principal of Cimarron Middle School,” said Schmidt. “I love the middle school environment, and I am very eager to meet the staff members and learn more about the future they envision for our students and the school as a whole.”
Evan Dargen was named principal of Angie Debo Elementary, 16060 N. May. Dargen has been with Edmond Public Schools since 2011 and previously served as an assistant principal at both Angie Debo and Cross Timbers Elementary Schools. She also has many years of experience as a teacher and counselor.
“I am thrilled to be returning to Angie Debo, and look forward to meeting the teachers, staff, and families and building upon the excellence of the school,” said Dargen. “I am excited to work alongside the dedicated teachers of Angie Debo who are committed to ensuring that all students succeed.”
Dargen replaces Candice DelCamp who was named the new principal at Clegern Elementary School, 601 S. Jackson, in June. Delcamp replaced Terri Cowden-Draper who will remain with Edmond Public Schools in an administrative assignment.
Finally, Jacye Jamar has been named principal of West Field Elementary School, 17601 N. Penn. Jamar comes to Edmond from Frisco ISD in Texas where she served as an assistant principal and teacher. She replaces Lisa Crosslin who left the district for a principal position in Texas.
Superintendent Bret Towne said he is confident that these new principals will provide energy, enthusiasm, and leadership at each of their respective schools.
“We have chosen student-centered leaders who recognize the power that great teachers have in the classroom. We look forward to working with these outstanding educators.”