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Leadership Team

Mike Crase, Principal

Mike Crase holds a bachelor degree from OU and a master degree from NSU. Mr. Crase has been with Tulsa Public Schools for 22 years, beginning his career as a coach and classroom teacher at Edison before moving into an administrative role within TPS. Mr. Crase is going into his 7th year serving the East Central families as the principal of East Central High School.

Mr. Crase believes in servant leadership and holding students to a high standard to prepare Tulsa's youth to be highly marketable for beyond high school. He enjoys building relationships with the students and teachers at ECHS  most of all and looks forward to continuing to drive ECHS forward in all areas.

Brian Stone, Assistant Principal

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Brian Stone has spent thirty years as an educator, working at schools in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Washington. He has worked in Tulsa Public Schools for 15 years and has served as an assistant principal at East Central High School for 10 years.  His duties at East Central including supervision of guidance counselors, master scheduling, curriculum, testing, personnel, the senior class, and the Advanced Placement program.

Mr. Stone is married with two adult children. He enjoys reading, listening to music, working out, and going to the movies. 

Jennifer Durham, Assistant Principal

Jen Durham holds a Master's of Educational Leadership degree from Cameron University and holds the professional certifications of teacher of Business Technology, Secondary and Elementary School Administration.

Ms. Durham has been with Tulsa Public Schools for 8 years, first as a teacher, moving into a dean role, and currently serves as an assistant principal for East Central High School.

Ms. Durham believes every student has the opportunity for success if given the right tools, taking on leadership responsibilities to ensure all students have an equitable academic experience while upholding TPS core values of Team, Character, Excellence, Equity and Joy. On a personal note, Ms. Durham is the mother of three remarkable children and enjoys spending time with them when not serving Tulsa's youth.

Rochelle (Gina) Wilson, Assistant Principal

Gina Wilson, originally from Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Southern Illinois University with an undergraduate degree in political science and holds an MBA from Lindenwood University.  Gina Wilson has over 15 years experience in management and prior to joining Tulsa Public Schools served as the Chief Operating Officer for a 5.3 million dollar organization in St. Louis, Missouri.  Gina Wilson moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013 and while working on authoring a book, she started subbing for Tulsa Public Schools. Within this role she fell in love with the students and being in the classroom. While serving as a long term substitute at Hale High School, it was at that point that she became certified as a Business/Career Technology Instructor and accepted a teaching position with Tulsa MET. At Tulsa MET, Wilson had the opportunity to lead the Chromebook initiative making Tulsa MET the first school within TPS to be 1:1.  A couple years later, she accepted a position at East Central High School and in her second year at East Central she was offered a ½ time teaching/½ time dean of students position.  During this time, Gina Wilson’s passion for being a part of the operations of an organization lead her to seek out her administration certification.  In the summer of 2018, she was promoted to assistant principal and Freshman Academy director at East Central High School. Gina Wilson is currently working towards her doctorate in education and is a published author. While she firmly believes that some opportunities may be given, others have to be created and it is her goal to assist students in creating those opportunities to excel in high school, college, and careers. Wilson feels that it is an honor to have a seat at the table, but the true honor is having a voice in the decision.   

Mike Crase

Brian Stone
Assistant Principal

Jenifer Durham
Assistant Principal

Rochelle (Gina) Wilson
Assistant Principal

It's about being consistent and fair and respectful in everything we do.
-Mike Crase, principal

Front of the east central high school building.