MAY 24, 2023


Perry Public Schools Hires New Superintendent

PERRY, Okla. – After an extensive search and vetting of exceptional candidates, the Perry Public Schools Board of Education has hired a new superintendent. Chad Wilson has been named superintendent for Perry Public Schools and will assume responsibilities on July 1. 


Wilson has been the superintendent at Woodland Public Schools in Fairfax, Oklahoma for the past two years. Prior to that he was superintendent at Weatherford Public Schools for five years and assistant superintendent at Guthrie Public Schools for four years. Wilson began his 26-year career in education at Perry Public Schools in 1998 as a high school history teacher and boys basketball coach.


While at Weatherford, a class 4A school with a student enrollment of approximately 2,400 and 250 employees, the district passed a $54 million dollar bond issue with an 85% approval from the community to construct two new elementary schools.

“The school board reviewed a large selection of well qualified candidates, and we’re confident Mr. Wilson demonstrates the characteristics, expertise, and personality that the board, staff, and community are seeking,” said Perry Board of Education President, Jason Proctor. “He comes with enthusiastic recommendations from many former board members and administrators at his previous schools. We are looking forward to his leadership.”


Wilson has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He is a 1990 high school graduate of Fort Cobb High School.

He and his family recently moved back to Perry and built a house. His wife, Maranda (Sheets) Wilson, is a Perry native, and they are excited to continue raising their children in Perry Schools. Their daughter, Payton will be a senior and son, Luke will be entering sixth grade at Perry Elementary.


Wilson shared, “My family and I chose Perry for several reasons. At the top of this list, we want to be in a community that values education, to be close to our family and friends, and most importantly, the traditional values this community holds.”