Tri County Tech names Dr. Tammie Strobel as Superintendent and CEO


Today, Tri County Tech announced that its Board of Education had appointed Dr. Tammie Strobel as Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2021. Strobel will replace Lindel Fields, who recently announced he would retire later this year.

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead our organization than Dr. Strobel. Tammie is a proven leader with business vision and the ability to bring people together. Her vision for how education will be used and experienced in our district is exactly what Tri County Tech needs as it enters the next chapter of innovation and growth.”

Lindel Fields | Superintendent & CEO

Since joining the organization in 2000, Dr. Strobel has spearheaded significant strategy shifts across the organization’s portfolio of products and services, most notably the company’s move to develop the office of quality. In 2018 Tri County Tech won the prestigious award for excellence, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is a Presidential-level honor, recognizing outstanding practices among American organizations and businesses, including an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and organizational improvement. Using the Malcolm Baldrige Quality framework, Dr. Strobel has taken her skills and implemented culture-changing strategies that have produced an engaged workforce committed to continuous improvement.

“Tri County Tech is one of those rare organizations to have truly revolutionized Oklahoma through education, and I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to have been chosen to lead as Superintendent and CEO. The opportunity ahead for TCT is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, and continue to transform to meet the needs of those we serve. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative certified courses to our students and stakeholders to meet the skills gap that currently exists in our state. As we continue to execute our role model processes, I will remain focused and committed to creating life-changing learning experiences for our students while continuing to make it a great place to work for our educators. CareerTech Education is a vital part of a thriving community, and Tri County will continue to contribute innovative improvements that will help our students and stakeholders succeed.”

Dr. Tammie Strobel | Deputy Superintendent & Chief Quality Officer

“Having worked with her for more than 20 years, I know that Dr. Strobel is the right leader for Tri County Tech. I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with the most talented educators and senior leadership team in education, and I know their passion for education and the students we serve will remain at the heart of Tri County under Tammie’s leadership.”

Lindel Fields | Superintendent & CEO

“The board took the thoughtful approach that our educators, stakeholders, and partners expected and deserved. She has the unanimous support of our board. ”

John Woolman | Tri County Tech Board of Education President

Dr. Strobel obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Senior Examiner. In the community, she serves as a judge for the Examiner-Enterprise Student of the Month and Student of the Year, the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Secretary for the Bartlesville Police Department Foundation.

Published: February 16, 2021