OPS begins meet-and-greet sessions with superintendent candidates

Dec 12, 2012

Public forums continue Wednesday and Thursday with the candidates for Omaha Public Schools superintendent.

Tuesday’s first meet-and-greet session was with Stephen Murley, superintendent of the Iowa City Community School District. Murley told OPS stakeholders he has a passion for teaching and learning. “Every student who goes through our system, who succeeds and comes out college and career-ready and is able to make a meaningful impact in our community, is an asset that we can’t afford to waste. Every student, in every school, in every community across the United States represents the future of our country.”

Murley, who’s also a former coach and history teacher, says he believes OPS is ahead of many urban school districts when it comes to providing a 21st century education to students.

Wednesday’s forum is with Carey Wright, Chief Academic Officer of the D.C. Public Schools. Thursday, the public has a chance to meet with Andover, Kansas, Public Schools superintendent Mark Evans. The public meet-and-greet sessions begin at 4:30 pm.

OPS plans to announce its new superintendent Monday.