Rotary Success Cycle Update
Oct 18, 2018
Holly Nevels
Rotary Success Cycle Update

Holly Nevels is a career educator in the Norman Public Schools. She has been both a teacher and an administrator in the district. Prior to her role as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, she served as the Director of Elementary and Secondary Education. She has also served the district as Principal at Whittier Middle School and as Assistant Principal at Norman High School. Nevels taught English/Language Arts at Irving Middle School for eight years and in 2000 was named Norman’s District Teacher of the Year. She also was selected as Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year in 2007 by The Cooperative Council of Oklahoma Secondary Administrators’ (CCOSA) organization, and she recently completed the inaugural Emerging Leaders Academy sponsored by CCOSA and the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA).

Nevels attended the University of Oklahoma, where she received a bachelor’s degree in secondary language arts education and earned a master’s degree in educational administration, curriculum, and supervision.  She feels she is fortunate to work with “truly exceptional and knowledgeable instructional staff and leaders including members of the Board of Education, Superintendent’s Cabinet, coordinators, principals, assistant principals, and teachers." 

Nevels says, "In Norman Public Schools, our goal is simple: to give Norman’s children a variety of experiences in conjunction with multiple opportunities to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We prepare and inspire students in grades pre-k through 12th to reach their full potential. College and career readiness does not just begin in high school; it is a collective effort of superior professionals, motivated families, and phenomenal community partners along the way. This prepares our students for success with us AND beyond us."

Mrs. Nevels currently supervises head principals in Norman's elementary, middle, and secondary schools as well as working with the district's Director of Student Services, Director of Guidance and Counseling, and Director of Athletics.  

She and her husband Daniel, a 1988 Norman High School graduate, and their daughter, Anna, reside in Norman.