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Leadership

Dr. Sheila Riley, Principal

Dr. Sheila Riley received her master's degree in teaching and her doctorate in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. She worked for Metro Nashville Public Schools for three years and Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools for two years before moving back to Tulsa to serve as principal for Eugene Field Elementary in 2012. 

Jackie Tolbert, Assistant Principal

Jacqueline (Jackie) Tolbert is a native Tulsan. She is the 9th child out of 11 children.  She is a graduate of Booker T. Washington class of 1979. 

Her undergraduate degree is from Langston University with a major in Mathematics.  

She spent seven years in management at Memorex-Telex a former Tulsa based company prior to working as a Middle School Mathematics Teacher with Tulsa Public Schools.   

She returned back to college earning her certification in Secondary Mathematics from NSU.  After being in the classroom and experiencing great success she decided to attend graduate school at NSU where she received her Master’s in Educational Administration in 1998.

Jackie has served as an assistant principal for 16 years.  She believes that with hard-work, teamwork, and perseverance, we can touch each student in a special way.  Her goal is to assist students with excelling and exceeding their academic potential to its fullest.

Jackie and her husband Vearl have two sons (ages 36 and 30) who are BTW graduates.  Her family is actively involved in community life; also several of her siblings are instructors with Tulsa Public Schools.

Chad Beesley, Assistant Principal

Chad Beesley is a Tulsa Public Schools graduate from Daniel Webster High School. His professional career started with TPS in 2002 as a support employee. The following year, he started his teaching career at Whitney Middle School. Mr. Beesley served as a teacher and athletic coach for ten years. In 2013, he transitioned into school leadership, and currently is an Assistant Principal at Nathan Hale High School. Outside of the school setting, Mr. Beesley enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and daughters. Above all things, he believes that relationships are the key in connecting people and work together.

Gina Cook, Assistant Principal

Gina Cook is a dedicated educator with a commitment to equity, student growth, and academic excellence. She is an East Central alumna who went on to earn her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Northeastern State University and her masters in educational leadership from the University of Oklahoma. She spent seventeen years in the classroom teaching math and reading before becoming the academic coordinator for mathematics for Tulsa Public Schools. She also served as director of teacher development, director of professional learning and director of math, science, and STEAM prior to joining Nathan Hale High School as assistant principal. 

Dr. Sheila Riley 
Principal
Rileysh@tulsaschools.org

Jackie Tolbert
Assistant Principal
Tolbeja@tulsaschools.org

Chad Beesley
Assistant Principal
BeeslCh@tulsaschools.org

Gina Cook
Assistant Principal
CookGi@tulsaschools.org

Hale leadership and principal smile and clap to crowd of graduates at graduation.