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McAuliffe Elementary

Christa McAuliffe Elementary was built in 1988 and named in honor of the teacher – the first teacher in space - who died during the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster on Jan. 28, 1986.

McAuliffe is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. High standards for quality education are assured by membership in NCA. This accreditation is based on the school’s commitment to excellence and quality programs.

Vision Statement

McAuliffe is a place where:
Leaders are
Empowered to
Achieve academic excellence
Dream without boundaries
Embrace their community
Reach their destiny


Be a Leader

Student Pledge

I am a leader, empowered to:
Achieve academic excellence, dream without boundaries, embrace my community, and reach my destiny!

Principal Staff

Jennifer McKnightJennifer McKnight was named priincipal of McAuliffe Elementary in 2017, after being named assistant principal for McAuliffe in the summer of 2016. She previously had served as principal of East Elementary at Jenks Public Schools since 2004. She has been in the education field since from 1995, serving as a teacher, enrichment director and curriculum resources instructor.

McKnight has a master’s degree in instruction leadership from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in education from Oklahoma State University.


Tedria CharlesTedria Charles was named assistant principal for McAuliffe Elementary in 2019, She previously served as assistant principal at the 8th Grade Center for 2018-2019 and the 6th/7th Grade Center the previous year when she joined Union. Charles has twenty years of experience in education.  

Charles was a teacher in Tulsa Public Schools and Texas for twelve years. Charles served as an administrator in Tulsa Public Schools for six years. Charles has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Langston University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

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Contact Information

Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: 918-357-4321