(Omaha, NE)  --  The Omaha Public School District's superintendent search is over.  The OPS board voted last night to hire Dr. Cheryl Logan as the district's next superintendent.  Logan currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.  She will replace current Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans, who will retire at the end of the current academic year. 

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The new superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools says strategic planning and improving communication with stakeholders are his areas of focus.


OPS’ superintendent-elect says he’s focused on student achievement, partnerships, and specific, measurable goals.

OPS board to choose district's new leader

Dec 17, 2012

The OPS board will vote Monday night on the district’s new superintendent.

OPS board to meet Saturday to discuss superintendent finalists

Dec 14, 2012

A candidate for Omaha Public Schools superintendent says he’s prepared to take on the challenges urban school districts face.

OPS board sets December 17th date to name new superintendent

Nov 20, 2012

The Omaha Public Schools board plans to start interviewing candidates for superintendent next week.

A national search for the Omaha Public Schools’ new superintendent has yielded 78 candidates so far.

The interim superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools says the district needs to examine the organization of its central office and communication with taxpayers.

OPS board to name new superintendent in December

Aug 27, 2012

The Omaha Public Schools board wants to have a new superintendent hired by the end of 2012.

Interim OPS superintendent to receive $275,000 salary

Aug 7, 2012
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OPS’ interim superintendent will be paid $275,000.

OPS board to decide if Freddie Gray keeps leadership role

Aug 6, 2012
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The Omaha Public Schools Board could have a new president after Monday. The board is scheduled to vote Monday night on whether Freddie Gray will remain as president.

OPS introduces interim superintendent

Aug 1, 2012
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The new interim superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools says she has three priorities moving forward.

OPS hires consulting firm for second superintendent search

Jul 5, 2012

The Omaha Public Schools board will use a consulting firm from the Chicago area to assist with its second search for a new superintendent.

OPS board members voted Monday night to hire Proact Search of Wilmette, Illinois.  The school district is once again searching for a new superintendent following the resignation in early June of Nancy Sebring. She was to begin her new job as OPS superintendent July first, but resigned following reports that she used her Des Moines Public Schools email account to send sexually explicit messages.

The Omaha Public Schools board is moving ahead in its search for an interim superintendent.

Board members approved an interim superintendent candidate profile and application during a special meeting Monday afternoon. The board is working with the Nebraska Council of School Administrators and American Association of School Administrators to find interim superintendent candidates.

The four-page application and one-page profile will now be used to find candidates for the interim position, which will be filled by September first.

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Omaha Public Schools Superintendent John Mackiel will stay on the job for two more months.

A news release from OPS says the school board and longtime Superintendent Mackiel have agreed to amend his contract. He’ll remain as Superintendent through August 31st.

The Omaha Public Schools board will again conduct a national search for a new superintendent.

Board members voted unanimously Monday night to begin a new search. That followed a vote Saturday afternoon to accept the resignation of Nancy Sebring. She was set to become OPS' new superintendent July 1. Sebring resigned after reports surfaced that she sent and received sexually explicit emails from her official Des Moines Public Schools account.

The OPS board will also name an interim superintendent. Right now there's no timeline for that to happen.

New OPS superintendent to begin work July first

Apr 25, 2012
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Nancy Sebring will take over July 1 as the Omaha Public Schools’ new superintendent.

The OPS board unanimously approved Sebring’s contract Wednesday afternoon. She’ll receive a $275,000 base salary, plus $12,000 for transportation expenses and an annuity equal to 14 percent of her salary. The contract does not include bonuses.

OPS board president Freddie Gray says she’s confident Sebring will transition smoothly in to her new role as superintendent.