Holly McNutt is the Principal of Hefner Middle School. Holly was a classroom teacher for 17 years with Moore Public Schools joining Putnam City Schools in 2014 as an administrative intern at Harvest Hills and James L. Dennis Elementary schools. She served as assistant principal at James L. Capps Middle School for two years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Oklahoma City University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Oklahoma State University. She has a son who is a freshman at OU and a daughter who is a freshman in high school. This summer she will have been married 21 years.
Kara Walk is the 6th grade assistant principal at Hefner Middle School. This year will be her 12th year in Putnam City Schools. She began her career as a teacher and coach in Texas in 2003. Her career in Putnam City began at Capps Middle School as an English teacher and coach in 2005, where she taught for 7 years. She comes to Hefner this year after spending a year at Mayfield Middle School. Her previous administrative experience includes working as an assistant principal at Webster (OKC), Western Oaks MS/ES, and Cooper. She is a proud graduate of Piedmont High School. Her degrees include a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2002 and a master’s in educational leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. She is currently a graduate student working towards a doctorate in educational leadership at The University of Oklahoma. She has two four-legged children, Boomer, a Yorkie, and Scout, a rescued beagle/dachshund mix.
Jana Johnston is our 7th grade principal. She started her teaching career in 2001 in Irving, Texas where she taught for a total of 5 years, in both elementary and middle school. Jana then moved to the Washington D.C. area and taught there for 6 years. She is a graduate of Putnam City West, and was so excited to return home to teach for this district. She taught at Central Elementary for 1 year and then Kirkland Elementary for 3 years before moving into administration. She was at Western Oaks Middle School and Kenneth Cooper Middle School before coming to Hefner. She completed her Bachelor’s in Education at Southern Nazarene University, a Master’s in Reading Curriculum and Instruction at Grand Canyon University, and a Master’s in Education Administration at Lamar University. She has two little boys and has been married for 10 years.
Stacey Calton is 8th grade vice principal. She started her teaching career in 1993 at Putnam City High School, where she taught 9th and 10th grade English to both on-level and honors students for 18 years. She then became an instructional coach at Mayfield Middle School and taught one year at Putnam City West before moving into administration. She was assigned to Kenneth Cooper Middle School and Putnam City Academy before coming to Hefner. She is a graduate of Western Heights High School and lives in the Oklahoma City area. She completed both her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is also a National Board certified teacher in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts. She has one adult daughter.