The next superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools comes from Kansas.
The OPS board voted unanimously Monday night, with board members Sandra Jensen and Mary Ellen Drickey absent, to hire Mark Evans as superintendent. Evans spent 17 years with the Wichita School District before joining the Andover district seven years ago as superintendent.
Evans was chosen over Iowa City Community School District superintendent Stephen Murley, and D.C. Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Carey Wright.
A news release from OPS says a “Welcome to Omaha” event will be held to introduce Evans to the community. A date hasn’t been set for that event.