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John Rex Charter Names Aaron Kellert Its Next Elementary Principal

John Rex Charter School (JRCS) announced Aaron Kellert will be its elementary principal for the upcoming school year — the school’s 11th year since its creation as part of the Oklahoma City MAPS for Kids initiative. Kellert is a proven, experienced educator who currently leads Nichols Hills Elementary.   Kellert joins JRCS after working in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) for more than a decade. Before leading Nichols Hills Elementary, he was the principal of F.D. Moon Academy and an assistant principal at different OKCPS schools. He is well-known among the metro-area education community for his role in OKCPS’ Pathways to…

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John Rex Middle School Welcomes Charmaine Johnson as Principal

John Rex Charter School (JRCS) has named Charmaine Johnson as the new principal of John Rex Middle School in downtown OKC. As an experienced education professional, Johnson will oversee the growth and learning of students in grades five through eight and support the school’s robust learning curriculum.  Johnson previously worked as a principal for Oklahoma City Public Schools, where she managed daily operations, development and implementation for 600 students and more than 70 staff members. In her new role, Johnson will use her more than 39 years of experience to improve the educational experiences and needs of the students and…

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We Love OKC

At John Rex, we’re passionate about connecting with other downtown organizations and finding new ways to uplift our neighbors. This is why our theme for the year is We Love OKC, which captures our ongoing commitment to involve students in service opportunities — and have fun while doing it. In September, our middle school students teamed up with Scissortail Park to launch one of the first fishing electives in downtown OKC. 5th through 8th grade students learned about water safety, aquatic life and proper fishing techniques. The group will meet weekly to put their skills to the test and embrace…

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