Rebecca Kaye, Acting Superintendent
Rebecca Kaye answers the call to act as our superintendent from her role as OKCPS Chief of Staff. In that capacity, she has been coordinating the district's executive team, supporting the superintendent, developing strategic plans for improvement, supporting improvements to board governance, and building relationships with our community and legislative leaders since January 2017. She is particularly passionate about building positive adult culture in our central administration teams and school teams in the support of our students.
Kaye joined OKCPS from Atlanta Public Schools, a district serving a diverse student body of over 51,000 in Georgia's capital city. There, she served as the superintendent's Policy & Governance Advisor. In this role, she led governmental relations strategy, policy development, system and school governance processes, school board communications, and high-level problem solving on behalf of the superintendent.
Prior to her service in urban district leadership, she began her career teaching middle school language arts and social studies in Atlanta, before embarking on her career in education policy. Her prior work experiences include the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the Presidential Management Fellows program in the US Department of Education, and the Georgia Department of Education.
Kaye holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.P.A. from Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and an Ed.S. in educational leadership from the University of West Georgia. She is currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership and policy at the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She and her husband Michael have two sons who attend their neighborhood OKCPS school. Through getting engaged in the OKC community, she has especially enjoyed learning more about her parents' roots in central Oklahoma.