Cathey Bugg, principal at Heritage Elementary, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2019 Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP) Administrator of the Year, which is a part of the National Distinguished Principal process.

A selection committee comprising past National Distinguished Principal winners and the OAESP board members reviewed nominations submitted to the committee, and Bugg was selected as a finalist.

Bugg has been with Edmond Public Schools for 31 years serving as principal, assistant principal, and teacher. She has a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in elementary administration with an emphasis on curriculum.

Under Bugg’s leadership, Heritage became just the second school in the nation to achieve Great Expectations Model School Status the first year it opened.

The selection committee will make a visit to Heritage Elementary later this month and conduct interviews with staff, parents, community members and the principal to gain insight into the culture of the school.