Chris Tobler was recently named the new director of human resources for Mustang Public Schools. Tobler spent one year as an assistant athletic director for MPS and four years as the assistant principal at Horizon Intermediate.
Tobler began his career in Texas as a middle school English and social studies teacher, with high school and middle school coaching responsibilities. He spent time as an administrator in Plano before becoming a middle school assistant principal in Edmond.
He’s beginning his 16th year in education.
“Time flies when you love what you do,” Tobler said. “I have always been drawn to the sense of community within a school system. I love seeing kids succeed and feel a sense of duty to help and support our brave staff as they positively impact the lives of students each day.”
Tobler has also stepped into a political advocacy role for MPS. He organized two political forums to provide an opportunity for teachers and patrons to hear from candidates for House seats 47 and 43. He said being on the front lines of the democratic process, advocating for teachers and students, has been rewarding.
He believes the role of director of human resources is another way to fight for teachers and public education.
“I see the director of human resources position as a critical role for our district because of the current climate of education in our state,” he said. “We must find the best teachers and we must keep them, and that is as difficult as it has ever been. I feel the best recruiting tool we have is to simply ‘tell our story.’ We live in an amazing community, literally one of the top 100 places to live in America. If we tell the story of Mustang we will continue to attract great families and we will have talented professionals to teach the children of those families. I'm on a mission to find effective teachers and I will use every resource, especially the power of both technology and human interaction, to provide the best for our children.”