Ponca City Public Schools has been notified that Dr. David Pennington, superintendent of the Ponca City Public School District, has been named the 2016 State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence.
Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said in a letter, “Congratulations on being named winner of the 2016 State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence. I am pleased to join with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education and the Oklahoma Masonic Fraternity for the annual State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence awards ceremony. I believe it is important to recognize school administrators and fine arts educators who have supported and promoted artistic and academic excellence, and have exhibited leadership in schools and communities throughout Oklahoma. The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 12, 2016, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple located at 900 East Oklahoma in Guthrie. A reception is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 7:00 p.m. I look forward to meeting you and your family at the award reception.”
Dr. Pennington stated, “I am honored to receive the award. This really is something I never expected, and am very honored and appreciative of all the hard work that went into the nomination process. I believe this is a reflection of the state-wide reputation of the excellent arts programs in our school district.”