GCTC Superintendent Recognized by OASA

SHAWNEE, Okla. – The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) is pleased to announce Julie McCormick of Gordon Cooper Technology Center as the 2024 OASA District 20 Superintendent of the Year. McCormick will be recognized at the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) Summer Leadership Conference on June 12-14, 2024.  


OASA annually recognizes outstanding administrators who:

  • demonstrate successful experience in top level educational administration
  • have a sound, dynamic and realistic philosophy of education
  • can inspire and motivate people and give support and recognition for the contributions of others
  • have a record which evidences continued professional and personal growth through appropriate training and experiences including skills in human relations and the stamina to cope with the pressures of the job
  • have the ability to speak for education on all levels with special emphasis on the district level
  • have made contributions to educational administration


“Leadership is about building community, cultivating and empowering other leaders and focusing on student success,” said Dr. Pam Deering, CCOSA/OASA Executive Director. “These school leaders have led through many challenges. They have worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for students to learn, grow and realize their full potential. McCormick is among the best of Oklahoma administrators. We are excited and proud to recognize these outstanding leaders who represent the next level in school leadership. They are courageous leaders.”

OASA has 20 Districts that consist of multiple counties. Eligible OASA members are nominated and selected by their peers in their OASA District.

McCormick came to GCTC three years ago from Canadian Valley Technology Center where she served as the El Reno Campus Director.  No stranger to the Gordon Cooper district, she graduated from Shawnee High School in 1986 and served Tecumseh Public Schools in various capacities from 1997-2018. Among other positions at Tecumseh, McCormick served as elementary school principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent and special services director.

As superintendent, McCormick works beside many talented professionals who work tirelessly to prepare people for the demands of the skilled workforce in GCTC’s region and around Oklahoma. 

GCTC serves an area in East-Central Oklahoma covering the counties of Lincoln, Pottawatomie and Seminole including the communities of Asher, Bethel, Bowlegs, Butner, Chandler, Cromwell, Dale, Earlsboro, McLoud, Macomb, Maud, Meeker, New Lima, Paden, Prague, Seminole, Shawnee, Strother, Tecumseh, Varnum, Wellston and Wewoka. GCTC serves more than 1,000 full-time students and has over 17,000 short-term enrollments annually.

Since opening in 1969, GCTC has gained a reputation for excellence, and is viewed as one of the area's premier educational and training institutions.

According to McCormick, the GCTC staff not only enhances the learning experience of students but also elevates their potential for success in the competitive job market, aligning closely with industry standards and expectations.

Many accolades and achievements mark McCormick’s career, all underscoring her dedication to education, growing and learning alongside many great educators and amazing students.

Julie McCormick is the wife of Jerry McCormick, superintendent of Anadarko Public Schools. They enjoy spending time with their granddaughter, Elliott, and sharing in the lives of their family, Jerrod McCormick, Jacy McCormick and Jackson McCormick.

Visit the CCOSA website to see past Administrator of the Year awardees. For more information about OASA and CCOSA, please visit www.ccosa.org.