Weldon, superintendent of Southwest Technology Center, assumed his current position on July 1, 2009. Formerly the superintendent of Wynnewood Public Schools since 2002, Weldon has enjoyed a 40-year career in education having served as math teacher, coach, high school principal as well as superintendent.
He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Central University, elementary and secondary administration certification from Southeastern State University, superintendent certification from the University of Tulsa and technology center administration certification.
For a number of years Weldon has been particularly interested in fostering cooperation between public education and career tech in preparing students for success in the workforce of today and the future. While serving two terms on the Career Tech state director’s advisory council, he sought to improve communication between public education and career tech in working to best serve students.
He has also served as vice chairman of the Southern Oklahoma Workforce Youth Council and as a Work Keys and Key Train presenter. He has actively traveled throughout the state promoting Work Keys and Key Train as a more effective way of selecting a more stable workforce. In addition, Weldon has also been active in the High Schools that Work and School to Work initiatives and has experience and/or training in alternative education, curriculum and schedule design, North Central on-site evaluations, site based budget planning, school funding and finance and drug free schools.
A member of various school related organizations, Weldon has been selected Administrator of the Year twice by the Oklahoma Association of School Administration and three times by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals. He has also served as OASA executive committee representative from 2003 to 2009. In 1986 he was selected the Big Six Wrestling Coach of the Year.
Also having been active in the communities in which he and his family have resided, he has served as president of the Madill Rotary Club and the Wynnewood Kiwanis Club, served on the Madill Planning and Zoning Board and as committee chairman of the Oklahoma Certified Cities Task Force. While living in Madill, he served as vice chairman and chairman of the local National Sand Bass Festival.
Weldon and his wife Denise are parents of five children and thirteen grandchildren.
The public is invited to the reception where refreshments will be served along with a video highlighting Weldon’s time at SWTC. Comments about Bill are welcomed at the reception. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit a comment to be announced, please email Cindy Thomas at email@example.com.