SOCSD Chief Financial Officer Tammie McGarr Receives 2019 Distinguished Eagle Award

Tammie McGarr

Starkville Oktibbeha School District Chief Financial Officer Tammie McGarr was awarded the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO)2019 Distinguished Eagle Award.  McGarr is one of four finalists for the presitgious, international award which recognizes K-12 business professionals for their exemplary leadership and contributions to their districts and the school business profession.

McGarr joined the Starkville Oktibbeha School District in 2015 after more than 17 years with the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office supervising school district audits. Her depth of financial knowledge, integrity, and communication skills helped her lead Starkville School District’s merger with Oktibbeha County School District  in 2015. In less than four years, she has overhauled the district’s accounting practices and established and implemented internal controls. A mentor to her colleagues around the state, McGarr is committed to ensuring she and her staff are always ahead of the latest school business issues. 

 As the recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Award, McGarr will receive a $2,500 college scholarship to present to a high school student from her district and will be formally recognized at ASBO International’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, October 25–28, in National Harbor, MD.

The Eagle Awards are sponsored by ASBO International Strategic Partner, AXA.

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at


About AXA
Proud sponsor of the Eagle Awards for over a decade and in business since 1859, AXA is a leading nationwide provider of retirement plan products and services, particularly to K-12 educators. AXA understands the challenges in preparing for retirement and the company is committed to helping individuals through every stage of life. Whether clients are beginning their career, changing jobs, or nearing retirement, they can count on AXA to be their retirement planning partner.