Learning more about the Oklahoma School of Science and MathematicsPublished: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK
It's always eye-opening to gain a fresh perspective on something you think you know so well.
Janet Neufeld, Ed.D., whose 35-year career in public education started in Kansas and ranges from guidance counselor to superintendent of schools, came to the Oklahoma School of Science and Math (OSSM) this year as vice president for academic services.
In her first weeks at OSSM, Dr. Neufeld has made it top priority to meet with students one-on-one.
“The thing that strikes me most,” she said, “is how many of these students talk about needing access to higher-level, expanded coursework in their home schools. They are giving up two years of their high school lives, leaving their friends, community, and families because they seek the opportunity to be more academically challenged by college course work.”