Tulsa Public Schools has named Dr. Keith Ballard to replace Dr. Michael Zolkoski as superintendent. Zolkoski resigned last month.
Ballard, who will officially begin his career at TPS in October, will act as a consultant school system until that time. Ballard is signing a three-year contract and will be evaluated by the board each year.
Ballard said some of his plans for the school year are to improve classroom construction and leadership and that he plans on making decisions in conjunction with educators and parents.
Ballard is the former superintendent for Oologah and Claremore public schools and will be paid $200,000 per year.