Fichtner named next OPS superintendent

February 27, 2018

In a special board meeting held at noon today, Owasso Public Schools announced that retiring
Superintendent, Dr. Clark Ogilvie will be succeeded by Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Amy
Fichtner effective July 1st, 2018. The Owasso Board of Education voted to approve Dr. Fichtner
as Dr. Ogilvie’s successor.

Dr. Fichtner is completing her third year in the District as the Assistant Superintendent for
Curriculum and Instruction. In that capacity she has provided support for the efforts of all
Owasso secondary and elementary schools. Additionally, she partners with team members to
facilitate teaching and learning throughout the District.

Prior to joining Owasso Schools, Fichtner served as the Assistant Superintendent of Broken
Arrow Public Schools. Her school experience there includes serving as a middle school principal
and assistant principal, 8th grade history teacher, and a 5th grade teacher.

Dr. Fichtner holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University, a Master’s Degree
from Southern Nazarene University in Educational Leadership and an Executive Doctorate in
Education Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Education Administration, Curriculum
and Instruction.

Fichtner and her husband Wendell, are the parents to two children, Kyle and Katie. Kyle
currently serves in the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Katie finished her Army career in
2017 to begin a leadership career in the construction industry.

Dr. Fichtner was quoted as saying that Owasso Schools are an amazing place to serve students!
“My husband and I moved here when I began working for the District in 2015 she said, we love
that the pulse of the entire community is about character and connection!”

Dr. Ogilvie added, “I am so very pleased that we had someone as highly qualified as Dr. Fichtner
on staff who has demonstrated her administrative skill and expertise time and again in her
three year tenure here—she will do a great job!”