Cathey Bugg, principal at Heritage Elementary, has been selected as 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 then visited Heritage last month to conduct interviews with staff, parents, and community members to gain insight into the culture of the school.

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.