Dr. Amara Detrick

Enid Public Schools is proud to announce the appointment of new Monroe Elementary principal, Dr. Amara Detrick.

 Detrick has been in public education since 2002 where she began her career as a library media specialist for Kingfisher Public Schools. She has an additional 18 years’ experience working in public schools in various classroom teaching roles and as a library media specialist. This past year, she has served as an assistant principal at Garfield Elementary.

 Her duties will begin July 1.

 Detrick says she is looking forward to taking on this new role serving the students and staff of Monroe Elementary.

 “My family has invested in Northwest Oklahoma for four generations,” said Detrick. “I believe in Enid Public Schools and am thrilled to serve its teachers and students!”

 Detrick holds certifications in early childhood, elementary, ELA, library media, and K-12 administration. She earned her undergraduate degree in early childhood/elementary education at Southern Nazarene University (SNU), a masters of education-informational literacy from University of Central Oklahoma, and a doctorate in education leadership and administration from SNU.

 EPS Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, Randy Rader, said how he is looking forward to seeing Detrick take on this new role for the district.

 “We are very excited to have Dr. Detrick take over the role of principal at Monroe Elementary,” said Rader. “Dr. Detrick is high energy, hard-working, and brings with her the characteristics of a great leader that will continue to make Monroe an excellent school. The students, parents, staff and the Monroe school community will continue to be in good hands.”

 Detrick succeeds Scott Allen as head principal of Monroe Elementary. Allen is stepping into the role of Taft Elementary principal on July 1.