Thank you to all of our assistant principals for their leadership and direction in educating our students! This week is National Asst. Principals Week and we are extremely proud of our dedicated school administrators and their work in creating safe and successful school cultures. These thoughtful leaders have been instrumental as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, always putting students first.
Let’s get to know them a little better and join us in taking some time to thank our assistant principals for everything they do!
Mrs. Mary Bopp
Position: WRJH Assistant Principal
Career: Started teaching career in 2008 and began at CPS in 2013.
What sets WRJH apart from other schools? WRJH has an amazing sense of community. It is also a place where students and teachers strive to grow and improve themselves. Junior High is a tough age for students and we want them to feel safe and be successful.
Favorite memory at WRJH? Playing students vs teachers kickball. Obviously, the teachers won :)
Why did you choose CPS? I chose CPS because I loved the sense of community in Claremore and I knew that would transfer into the schools.
Dr. Kenny Hindenburg
Position: Claremore High School Assistant Principal
Career: Started teaching in 2012 and began at CPS in 2013
What legacy do you want to leave here at CHS? Helping students grow and learn from their circumstances is a daily goal. The legacy I would like to leave is to always focus on what is best for our students.
What sets CPS apart from other schools? I love that CPS has a small school feel with large school opportunities! We have so many programs that cater to a wide variety of interests.
Why did you choose CPS? I wanted to help students and serve my community. I hope that throughout my career, I can help students by providing the best educational environment for them. Claremore is such a great community with great people. It has always been home to me and I believe that we have one of the very best schools!
Mr. Jarrett Hurt (aka Coach)
Position: Claremore High School Assistant Principal and Head Football Coach
Career: Started teaching in 1996 and started at CPS in 2008
What legacy do you want to leave here at CHS? I want the students and the staff members to remember me as a positive influence in their lives.
Favorite memory at CHS? I have been able to watch my own two daughters come through CHS while working here. It's been a blessing. I wouldn't have wanted them to go to school anywhere else.
If you could tell the public anything about your job at CHS what would you want them to know? I told my mom several years before coming to Claremore that Claremore would be my dream job. So, I'm so lucky because I'm living my dream.
Mr. Brian Key (aka Coach)
Position: Claremore High School Asst. Principal (Freshman) and CHS Football Coach
Career: 16 years and CPS for 15 years
What legacy do you want to leave here at CHS? I want to help young boys become gentlemen. I want boys to learn how to be great men, great husbands, great fathers, and great leaders.
What is your favorite memory at CHS? Watching my daughter graduate and handing her her diploma.
Why did you choose CPS? Claremore is an amazing place to raise children and live. We love Claremore. The family of educators truly cares about kids.
Mr. Scott Scharabok
Position: Assistant Principal - Claremont Elementary
Career: Started teaching career in 2012 and began at CPS in 2018.
Who is a mentor or role model who inspired you & why? Former Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard is one of my role models. Through the years, Dr. Ballard has imparted his wisdom to me and countless others on how to be a leader. His personality and constant willingness to be present for anyone is something I strive for in life as a community leader.
What legacy do you want to leave here at Claremont? I would like to be remembered as a mentor to all of my students and staff. I want them to see me as someone who can be a listening ear when times are rough and a leader when they need guidance.
What sets Claremont apart from other schools? The atmosphere! There is not a more loving group of individuals in one place. We believe in picking up when the other is in need, truly believing the, "They are our students" mentality.
Mr. Dalton Worthington
Position: Assistant Principal at WRJH
Career: Started teaching career in the 2007-2008 school year and began at CPS in the 2020-2021 school year.
What legacy do you want to leave here at WRJH? That students know that I care about them not just as a student but also as a person.
What sets WRJH apart from other schools? The community and culture at WRJH are absolutely incredible. Our teachers are willing to step out of their comfort zones to do what is best for the students.
Favorite memory at WRJH? The first day of school, especially after being out of a school building for so long.