MOKC  Metro Director

 Joel Illgen- Putnam City Schools

Mr. Illgen serves as Director of Transportation for Putnam City Schools located in Northwest Oklahoma City.  He began his tenure as the director of transportation in 2015 and has served as an Oklahoma school bus driver, educator and school principal.  Mr. Illgen earned his Bachelors Degree of Education in 1991 from Oral Roberts University and his Masters of Educational Administration, Curriculum and Supervision in 2009 from the University of Oklahoma.


Putnam City serves the transportation needs of nearly 8000 students daily.   He enjoys serving OAPT and fully supports its mission to facilitate quality education and assistance.   Mr. Illgen says, “OAPT provides a critical role and holds an extremely valuable place for the exchange of information regarding students and school transportation.  Our network holds professional standing as a leader in school transportation and I am grateful for the constructive discussion OAPT has with stakeholders, regulatory agencies, school district leaders and staff. ”