Shelly Holman began her career with Tulsa Public Schools in 1991 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. Beginning at Sandburg Elementary, she taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders Language Arts and Physical Education. She began her Master’s degree during her first few years of teaching and received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State in 1995. She moved to Salk Elementary as a school counselor for six years, and then on to East Central High School as a counselor for three years.
Ms. Holman was then asked to serve as assistant principal at Wilson Middle School. After three years there, she was moved to West Tulsa to serve as the principal of Remington Elementary School for two years and then opened the new Clinton Middle School and implemented a Federal School Improvement Grant. Leading her team at Clinton Middle School, they were recognized by the United States Department of Education for school improvements and innovative use of extended time during the school day. Finally, she was asked to serve as the principal of Daniel Webster High School in 2013. She worked with the district and community to consolidate and assimilate Clinton Middle School students onto one campus making the school a 6th-12th grade community of students! She loves her team of administrators, teachers, counselors, Communities In Schools, and City Year Corp Members. Each morning she asks both herself and her team, “What will the day bring?”, and works to ensure there is laughter each day.
She was selected as the Principal of Excellence by the Tulsa Chamber Partners in Education in 2015 and the National Principal of the Year from Diplomas Now in 2015. She loves serving the community of West Tulsa and always looks forward to celebrating with students as they graduate from the proud Daniel Webster High School!
Timothy Maxeiner received his B.S. in education from Northeastern State University and his masters in educational leadership from Southern Nazarene University. He started his career working as a physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach at East Central Junior High. In 2015, he moved to Thoreau Demonstration Academy as the physical education teacher, eventually moving up to athletic director and then dean of students before bringing his leadership skills to Webster.
Alpha Benson is a highly skilled and motivated student-focused leader possessing a strong commitment to the total development of students, staff, and providing a stimulating, safe, and motivating learning environment. He received a B.S. in technology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a B.S. in education from Langston University, and a masters degree in school administration from National University. Before coming to Webster, he worked in administrative positions at KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory School and McLain 7th Grade Academy.