With over a decade of experience in education, Mr. Steven Stefanick was named Superintendent of Harding Independence Charter District in May 2021.
Stefanick began his career in education as a secondary mathematics instructor at Norman High School in 2011 - 2012 and later moved to Harding Charter Preparatory High School serving as a secondary mathematics instructor from 2012 - 2015. During those years, he also served as the Mathematics Department Chair, Head Cross Country Coach & Assistant Tennis Coach, and Student Council Advisor. Starting in 2015, Stefanick was a school administrator at Harding Charter Preparatory High School serving as the assistant principal, child nutrition director, and testing coordinator. A proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Mr. Stefanick went on to earn his master's degree in educational leadership from UCO. This year marks his eleventh year in education and eighth in administration.
Mr. Stefanick is highly respected by his peers and was named a 2016 Next Gen. Under 30 in Oklahoma with leadership awards earned by School Choice Matters. His knowledge and expertise in regards to Oklahoma charter school operations is recognized at the local and state level, where he served as the Vice-President of the Oklahoma Public Charter School Association from 2018-2020 and the current President from 2022-2026, a former education advisory chair for Senator George Young, a member on the Oklahoma Superintendent advisory committee, a former member of the Youth Professional Council for Oklahoma Make-A-Wish, and a alumnus from the Oklahoma City Leadership Loyal Program.
EDUCATION AND SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Earned Masters in Educational Leadership (University of Central Oklahoma, 2015)
Earned Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics (University of Oklahoma, 2011)
11 years of experience in education
8 years of experience in administration
Superintendent, Harding Independence Charter District, 2021 – Present
Superintendent/Principal, Harding Charter Preparatory High School, 2018 - 2021
Assistant Principal, Harding Charter Preparatory High School, 2015 - 2018
Teacher / Coach, Harding Charter Preparatory High School, 2012 - 2015
Teacher / Coach, Norman High School, 2011 - 2012