Superintendent Logan to Depart Omaha Public Schools in June 2023

  • In December 2022, Superintendent Cheryl Logan, Ed.D., announced that she will step away from her position with Omaha Public Schools in June 2023.

    Messages to Omaha Public Schools staff and families from Dr. Logan and Board of Education President Shavonna Holman, Ed.D., are below.

    Stay tuned to ops.org/superintendentsearch for updates and opportunities to engage through the time to come.

Beginning the Superintendent Search Process

  • Board action at the Jan. 5, 2023, Board of Education meeting took the first step in a comprehensive search process.

    Agenda item I.19 requests qualifications from firms interested in supporting Omaha Public Schools' superintendent search.

    Proposals from interested firms will be due in February 2023. After careful review, the Board of Education anticipates selecting a search firm in March 2023.

    From there, the Board of Education will finalize the search process structure and timeline.

    Past Board President Shavonna Holman, Ed.D. discussed the work ahead. Watch her comments below.


Superintendent Cheryl Logan, Ed.D.'s Message to Staff and Families

  • Cheryl LoganDear Omaha Public Schools Community, 

    It has been a joy to serve as your Superintendent. The leadership Omaha Public Schools has exemplified at the state and national level amongst large, urban school districts is something we should all be proud of. We have a caring, committed staff and we serve the best students.

    With deep gratitude for the time we’ve spent together, I notified our Board of Education that this will be my final school year with our school district. I will step away from my position at the end of June 2023. I am forever grateful for, and honored by, the friendships and partnerships we’ve built together. Alas, it is time for me to return home to my family. It is time for me to have tea with my sisters on Saturdays, to watch my nephew play soccer and to spend quality time with my husband and daughter, located close to my native home and both of our families. 

    From the time the Board of Education offered me this opportunity in 2018, we have accomplished much through our Strategic Plan of Action. We’ve elevated learning through hard work, new materials and expanded programs. With the support of the voters, we’ve built five new schools on time and on budget and renovated several more. We have positioned the long-term financial health of our school district to ensure we can deliver a quality education for all children. We’ve navigated three school years amid global pandemic disruptions.

    It takes everyone – staff, families and our community – to make our system “go.” We have important work ahead in the second semester of our 2022-23 school year. Even through challenging times, our service to students, families, community and our investment in the future generation remains at the center of our work.  

    Thank you for supporting me along the journey of meeting the challenges and opportunities that have come our way. We worked diligently to support our 52,000 students. I look forward to a strong finish.

     

    Cordially yours,

    Cheryl J. Logan, Ed.D.
    Superintendent
    Omaha Public Schools

2022 Board of Education President Shavonna Holman, Ed.D.'s message to Staff and Families

  • Dear Omaha Public Schools Community,

    Today, Superintendent Cheryl Logan, Ed.D., shared with our community that this will be her final school year in our district. We are extremely thankful to have worked with Dr. Logan. Her expertise, energy and heartfelt care for our children is exceptional. The joy she finds in preparing young people for success in college, career and life is unmistakable.

    In our time together, we have accomplished a great deal for students and staff. Omaha Public Schools:

    • launched a future-focused Strategic Plan of Action
    • adopted organizational values to guide our service to the Omaha community
    • navigated the pandemic with health and safety at the forefront
    • deployed 1-to-1 technology for all 52,000 students
    • implemented a new elementary reading and literacy curriculum
    • designed a district turnaround model of supports for selected schools to maximize student growth and achievement
    • evolved how we provide high-quality high school programming, expanding access and elevating expectations for students
    • built immediate and long-term staffing supports and pipelines
    • invested in the immediate and long-term strength of the Omaha School Employees Retirement System (OSERS), including the Legislature’s approval of a bill to transfer OSERS management to the Nebraska Public Employee Retirement Board (PERB) in 2024
    • constructed five new schools through our bond program, delivering each building to our community on schedule and on budget
    • developed plans to maximize our one-time ESSER funds through the coming years


    There is important work ahead. Our Strategic Plan of Action focuses on academics, staff, financial accountability and our ethic of care. Omaha Public Schools’ mission, vision and values guide how we achieve those strategic priorities. We have extraordinary staff throughout our district, and the best students and families. Our district is well-positioned to continue its leadership on a local and national level.

    Our Board of Education will prepare for a comprehensive search for a new Superintendent. We are committed to keeping you informed. Omaha Public Schools will provide regular updates by email and on our website. Look for more communication and opportunities to engage through the months to come.

     

    Thank you for your support,

    Shavonna Holman, Ed.D.
    Board of Education President