Why You Should Teach in Putnam City 

Benefits

  • Among the top salaries in the Oklahoma City area
  • 100 percent district-paid contributions to Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System
  • Paid $30,000 life insurance policy
  • Three days of personal leave each year
  • $150 in room money for every teacher, every year
  • Generous sick leave payoff
  • District salary schedule honors all years of out-of-state services
  • Teachers who have completed two or more years of teaching in the district have an opportunity to place their children in the district's child development center. Teachers who have a child 6 weeks old to age 4 (not yet in pre-k) can be considered for the program, which is so popular that openings must be filled by lottery. It's estimated the district childcare saves teachers more than $4,000 a year.


Teacher Support

  • A new teacher academy offering discipline-specific training in classroom management, lesson planning, instructional strategies and more
  • A mentoring program for beginning teachers
  • Monthly professional development and support meetings for all teachers new to the district
  • Continuous professional development in curriculum, instruction and technology
  • Curriculum and professional support from subject-area specialists


Students

  • The fourth-highest number of Academic All-State students among all Oklahoma school districts in the history of the recognition
  • The state’s fourth-highest number of Oklahoma Academic Scholars all-time
  • 220 National Merit Finalists in the last 28 years
  • More than $9.1 million in scholarships accepted by our 2017 graduates


Schools

  • Four district teachers have won the Milken Family National Educator Award, more than any district in Oklahoma
  • Three out of the last four years Putnam City teachers have been finalists for Oklahoma teacher of the Year
  • Five of our schools have been named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • We've been recognized by Money magazine as one of the nation’s "100 Top Schools in Towns You Can Afford."
  • 70 district teachers have earned National Board Certification


Technology

  • Digital content is being created to replace traditional textbooks.
  • A fiber-optic districtwide computer network that links computers in every classroom
  • A fiber-optic network that links every school and building
  • Wireless access districtwide
  • Technology-rich classrooms
  • A parent portal to enable parents of middle school and high school students to check grades and attendance
  • Extensive teacher training for effective use of technology in the classroom
  • A variety of web-based resources for teachers and students
  • An employee intranet that provides a single location for information including documents, links, communities, software, system status updates, tips, and more.
  • More than 17,000 iPads districtwide
  • “Bring Your Own Device” network for student and teacher devices


Community

  • Parents, grandparents and business people volunteer more than 150,000 hours in our schools every year
  • Partnerships with local businesses through our Partners In Education program.
  • Strong history of supporting school bond elections, allowing the district to have some of the finest school facilities in the area.