Joseph Siano, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Norman Public Schools, Norman, OK
Nominee: Ruby K. Payne
Dr. Joseph Siano became Superintendent of the Norman Public Schools in August 2000. He took this position after serving as an Assistant Superintendent in the Oklahoma City Public Schools. He has also held the following positions in the Putnam City Public Schools: Assistant Superintendent, Director of Elementary Education, Elementary Principal, and Elementary Assistant Principal.
Dr. Siano received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1976 from Oklahoma City University, his Master of Science in 1979 from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his Doctor of Philosophy in 1985 from the University of Oklahoma. He is certified in guidance and counseling, elementary education, elementary administration, and holds a Standard Superintendent Certificate.
Dr. Siano was named the 2003 Superintendent of the Year by the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE). He received the 2004 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA). Dr. Siano was selected the 2005 Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA), the 2005 Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) District #7, as well as the 2006 Oklahoma Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA).