The Edmond Board of Education has named Michelle Wartley principal of Sunset Elementary. Wartley succeeds Kartina McDaniel who has accepted a district-level position with Oklahoma City Public Schools.  

Wartley has been with the district since 2011 most recently serving as an assistant principal at Chisholm Elementary. She also spent several years in Edmond as a kindergarten teacher. Additionally, she has worked for other districts in central Oklahoma in a variety of roles including administrator, teacher and academic resource team lead.   

“Michelle has a passion for the students and families at Sunset,” said Superintendent Angela Grunewald. “Her breadth of knowledge, coupled with her desire to foster a collaborative environment, will serve the Sunset community well.”

Wartley says she is honored to join the Sunset Elementary family. “Together with staff, students, parents, and community partners, we are committed to fostering and nurturing a love of learning.” 

Wartley has a master’s in educational leadership from Southern Nazarene University and a bachelor’s in education from Oklahoma State University.