Ashley Hoggatt

Aligned with Greatness

Champion, cheerleader, trusted advisor.

These are just a few words that come to mind when we think about Heroes In Waiting board chair and D.D. Kirkland Elementary School principal Ashley Hoggatt. That’s why it was no surprise to us to learn that she has been recognized for not one, but two prestigious awards this year:

  • Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals 2024 Elementary Principal of the Year
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principal of the Year

“When you are around Mrs.Hoggatt her smile is infectious,” says Putnam City Schools, the district where she serves. “The excited energy she brings about every morning makes her kids excited to learn. Her passion for what she does radiates through the hallways of Kirkland Elementary.”

Heroes In Waiting executive director Jim Stewart couldn’t agree more. “We could not have aligned ourselves with a better educator,” he says. “Ashley is an absolute joy and a champion for our kids.”

From using her vast experience to advise our organization, to supporting us at trade shows and events, to spreading the Heroes In Waiting anti-bullying and peace-building message far and wide, Ashley has been and continues to be a crucial asset to our organization and to Oklahoma students, and we couldn’t be more proud!