The Edmond Board of Education has named Evan Dargen principal of Redbud Elementary, the district’s newest elementary school scheduled to open in August of 2021 at the intersection of Douglas and Coffee Creek. 

Dargen has been with the district since 2011 serving for the past two years as principal at Angie Debo Elementary. She 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. 

Redbud Principal Evan Dargen

“Evan Dargen is one of the most energetic, and innovative educators working in Edmond schools,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “She is highly skilled at building a school culture focused on positive relationships and collaboration. Her boundless enthusiasm makes her the perfect choice to open our newest elementary school.”

Dargen says it’s a dream come true to open a new school.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead Redbud Elementary School in the 2021-2022 school year,” said Dargen. “Developing and fostering a new community with a vibrant culture will be a team project, and my staff will be empowered to leverage their experience and creativity in a collaborative environment. I look forward to working hand-in-hand with staff, students, parents, administration and community members as we together build and create the legacy of Redbud Elementary.” 

Dargen has a master’s in counseling from Oklahoma City University and a bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma. Her move to Redbud creates a vacancy at Angie Debo. Superintendent Towne expects to name her replacement in the next few months. 

Redbud is the first school the district has constructed east of I-35 and will be the district’s 18th elementary. Attendance area assignments for the school will be announced this spring.