Janet Dunlop, Ph. D.
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Janet Dunlop has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, academic principal, college professor and central office administrator.
Before being appointed as superintendent at Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS), Dunlop was the deputy superintendent of accountability and assessment at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Prior to that, she served as the associate superintendent of instruction at BAPS.
During her time as associate superintendent, she facilitated the district’s literacy initiative resulting in a significant increase in literacy rates at the elementary level. She has been recognized by the National Reading Recovery Council for her work in elementary literacy. Under her leadership, the BAPS instructional team successfully aligned curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12, restructured the special education program to be more inclusive of special needs, and developed district Open Education Resource (OER) textbooks resulting in significant cost savings for the district.
Dunlop also served as the legislative advisory committee chair for the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) and the district representative for the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Education Advisory Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Oklahoma State Department of Education Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee. She was instrumental in crafting the new Oklahoma state standards as well as the new state accountability and assessment system that were approved in 2016. Dr. Dunlop was also named as the 2016 Oklahoma Assistant Superintendent of the Year by CCOSA and the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators. In 2017, she received the Women’s Community Impact Award at the Broken Arrow Chamber’s Successful Women’s Luncheon.