Tri County Tech’s board of education expressed faith and appreciation for Dr. Tammie Strobel’s years of experience and dedication at a recent board meeting by promoting her to deputy superintendent/chief quality officer, putting her second-in-command at the school.
“Tri County allows people to grow exactly where they are, and as a careertech center, we recognize that people have different talents and strengths,” said Strobel. For 31 years as a classroom teacher and school administrator, Strobel has fostered students’ talents and helped find their career passion. “This has allowed me to give back some of what was given to me,” Strobel said.
As part of the Tri County Tech family for 18 years, her journey began as the marketing instructor, led to the director of instruction, then assistant superintendent. In 2018 she was promoted to chief quality officer to lead Tri County’s continuous improvement efforts.
“Dr. Strobel has helped position Tri County as one of the top places to work in the United States and has been the organization’s leader in our quality journey,” said Lindel Fields, Tri County Tech’s Superintendent/CEO. “Because of her work, Tri County was recently recognized by the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program for “Best Practices” in Leadership and Workforce.”
Fields continued, “It has been my honor to work alongside Tammie for the last 18 years and I am excited to see her grow in her new role as deputy superintendent and chief quality officer. Her loyalty and passion for Tri County Tech are immeasurable.”
As deputy superintendent, Strobel will deepen her knowledge of Tri County Tech and its business operations. “I have been involved with the people, student, and finance side of Tri County Tech and am looking forward to a more holistic view,” Strobel said.
Instead of thinking about herself as an educator, Strobel said she likes to think of herself as an “edu-care-er.” “I really care about people, not just within the walls of our school but in all facets of their life.”
Strobel graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She then received her master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and her doctorate in educational administration, curriculum and supervision from the University of Oklahoma.