Opening its doors in the fall of 2024, Harding Charter Preparatory Elementary stands as a beacon of academic excellence, guided by five fundamental touchstones that shape our educational philosophy.
- Strong Start
- Rigorous Instruction
- Engagement with the Outdoor Space
At Harding Charter Preparatory Elementary, we are not just shaping students academically but also nurturing their holistic development. Our commitment to these five touchstones ensures that every child receives a well-rounded and enriching education that prepares them for a successful future. FREE to attend and OPEN to all!
Principal Lana Ingram
Lana Ingram began her educational career teaching 4th Grade and Kindergarten in the Kansas City, Missouri, metro area. Upon relocating to Oklahoma, Ingram taught 5th grade in Cushing Public Schools, following by teaching special education in Stroud, OK. Her career continued at Will Rogers Elementary in Edmond for four years as a special education teacher. Ingram moved to John Rex Charter School as the differentiation facilitator for 3 years. She then moved into the role as Dean of Students in 2019 and begin her administrative career. She has served the John Rex Charter School community for the past 4 years as principal. Mrs. Ingram will become the founding principal of Harding Charter Preparatory Elementary School beginning in the fall of 2024.
Ingram earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Degree from University of Central Missouri in 2004. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Teaching and Leadership in Special Education from Oklahoma State University in 2010. In 2020, Ingram earned her School Principal Certification from East Central University.
EDUCATION AND SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Earned School Principal Certification (East Central University, 2020)
Earned Master’s Degree in Teaching and Leadership in Special Education (Oklahoma State University, 2010)
Earned Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Degree (University of Central Missouri, 2004)
20 years of experience in education
5 years of experience in administration
Founding Principal, Harding Charter Preparatory Elementary School, Fall 2024
Principal, John Rex Charter Elementary School, OKC, 2020-2024
Dean of Students, John Rex Charter Elementary School, OKC, 2019-2020
Differentiation Facilitator, John Rex Charter School, OKC, 2016-2019
Special Education Teacher, Will Rogers Elementary, Edmond, OK, 2012-2016
Special Education Teacher, Stroud Elementary School, Stroud, OK, 2011-2012
Special Education Teacher, Oak Grove School, Cushing, OK, 2010-2011
5th Grade Teacher, Deep Rock Elementary, Cushing, OK, 2008-2010
Kindergarten Teacher, McQuerry Elementary, Odessa, MO, 2007-2008
4th Grade Teacher, Spring Valley Elementary, Raytown, MO, 2005-2007