At a glance
Pre-Advanced Placement Offerings
Courses Available for High School Credit
East Central Junior High School is situated in the heart of east Tulsa and serves a diverse community of students. Our staff members believe in educating the whole child which starts by building strong relationships with our students that will help them be successful academically, socially, and personally. Our students thrive in an environment that provides supportive structures and routines that help them focus on their academic experiences. East Central Junior High has a therapeutic classroom that students can use. There is also a food pantry available for families.
Our mission at East Central Junior High is to instill in students a sense of grit and determination, pride in accomplishments, and academic competence within a safe and nurturing learning environment that addresses each child’s unique and individual needs and talents.
At East Central Junior High we are committed to preparing students academically and socially to be self-sufficient, contributing members of the community with plans for a successful future.
AT East CENTRAL Junior HIGH SCHOOL, STUDENTS CAN:
- Earn high school credits through advanced coursework
- Participate in career tech learning using hovercrafts, drones, and even robots
It feels like we are a community. My classmates and teachers listen and are there for each other and that gives us the space to express ourselvesEast Central Junior High School student
- Academic Team
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Black Student Union
- Change Makers
- Dungeons and Dragons Club
- Intramural Sports
- SAGA Club
- STEM Club
- Student Council
- Boys Basketball
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Soccer
I am proud and excited to be leading East Central Junior High. I started my career teaching English for three years in junior and senior high schools. After earning my master’s degree, I transitioned into the role of PK-12th grade counselor. After five years, I came to Tulsa as counselor of Nimitz Middle School. Two years later, I was promoted to principal of Kerr Elementary. Over my eight years there, I came to love the Eastside community. But I felt pulled back to secondary school, so I left Kerr to serve as academic assistant principal of North Intermediate High School in Broken Arrow. During my second year there, the assistant superintendent asked me what I really wanted to be doing. After some reflection, I told her that what I really wanted was to be principal of a school in a low-income neighborhood like the ones where I grew up.
In 2011, I was offered the opportunity to return to East Tulsa and transition Lewis & Clark from a middle school to an elementary. At the time, that was the dream job for me. Over the next eight years, L&C experienced a high level of challenge, but also a high level of growth. I loved my team and the families, but again I felt the tug to return to serving secondary-age kids. So when I was offered the opportunity to lead East Central Junior High, I didn’t hesitate. Now, this is my dream job. My purpose as an educator is to guide young people into successful life paths, and there is no place I would rather do that than ECJH. Go Cardinals!
Ms. Gooldy started her career teaching English at Tahlequah Middle School, Tahlequah High School, Putnam City High School, and then Broken Arrow North Intermediate High School. After earning her master's degree from The University of Oklahoma, she served as an assistant principal at Broken Arrow South Intermediate High School, Broken Arrow High School, and Sequoyah Middle School. She then served as the Virtual Learning Coordinator for Glenpool Public Schools before starting her journey with East Central Junior High. In her free time, she enjoys to spend time with her daughter, as well as travel. She is excited to be a Cardinal!