Tulsa Schools Parts Ways With Administrator Who Hadn't Finished Degree

Tulsa Public Schools has parted ways with an administrator who didn't have the right certification and degree for her job.

Tracee Frazier-Branch indicated on her resume and application that she had completed a master's degree when in fact she had not, Superintendent Keith Ballard said.

Tracee Frazier-Branch hasn't been a district employee since the end of June, according to Dr. Ballard.

"At last night's board meeting, I acknowledged the errors that were made with regard to Tracee Frazier-Branch attaining the state-required certification prior to employment," Ballard said in a statement. "As Ms. Frazier-Branch worked through the process to become certified, the District showed good faith in our efforts to allow her to resolve the situation."

Ballard met with Frazier-Branch on Wednesday. He said she will not be turning to district as an employee or a consultant.

"In our eyes, she really was the best person for the job," Ballard said. "However, in light of mistakes that were made, we do not believe it is in the best interest of the District to reinstate Ms. Frazier-Branch.