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New high school assistant principal named

Carl TreatStillwater Public Schools names new high school assistant principal

(Stillwater, Oklahoma) Longtime Stillwater Public Schools employee Carl Treat has been named to the administration team at Stillwater High School. Following Assistant Principal George Horton’s departure to serve as the new Principal of Lincoln Alternative Academy, Treat will join Principal Walter Howell and Assistant Principal Tommie Grant to complete the school's administrative team.

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” says Treat. “Having previously taught at SHS, I know the culture and many of the people. I am thrilled to be back and to contribute to the continued success that occurs at SHS.”

Treat joined SPS in 2007 as the SHS Girls Varsity Basketball coach and science teacher. He coached for six years at the high school and taught for nine years until 2016. He then joined Stillwater Middle School as an assistant principal and has filled that role for the last seven years. 

Treat previously taught and coached at Mannford High School, Little Axe High School, and Bristow High School. 

Treat started kindergarten at Skyline Elementary in Stillwater, but graduated Stratford High School in Stratford, OK. His undergraduate degree is from Oklahoma State University and his Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership is from Southern Nazarene University. This school year will be his thirtieth year as an educator.

“I am so thankful to the people I worked with at the middle school. Stillwater Middle School is a great place with exceptional things occurring everyday. My experience there has allowed me to be able to take this position. I hope to bring a positive influence and add to the great accomplishments at Stillwater High School. 

Carl’s wife Shandi is a teacher at Lincoln Alternative Academy. Their daughter Hadlee was a recent SHS graduate.

Principal Walter Howell is happy with the transfer. “Mr. Treat brings a diversity of experience to us from multiple school systems and levels,” the principal says. “He’s a veteran teacher, coach, and administrator, so he immediately brings skills that we need at the high school, plus he already has great knowledge of our students, most of whom attended the middle school. I have no doubt he’ll hit the ground running.”

Howell says Treat’s personality and steadiness is appealing. “He’s one of the most affable people I’ve ever met. He’s a friendly, kind man that cares about kids and wants them to be successful. He will be a tremendous resource for our staff as well. His background in school safety, security, and facilities matters and an art for interacting with special education programs will make our school stronger and better.”

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