Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Search

  • Omaha Public Schools is conducting a comprehensive search for its next superintendent following Cheryl Logan, Ed.D.'s departure in June 2023. The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education selected Mr. Matthew Ray to serve as interim superintendent for the 2023-24 school year, allowing time for a thoughtful process to identify our school district's next leader.

    Details about the work and community engagement so far are listed by date below, including a current Board-approved timeline for the search. Board members always welcome feedback from our community. Stay tuned to this page ( for updates and engagement opportunities through fall 2023.

Superintendent Search Community Forums

  • Our Superintendent Search moves forward this fall with more opportunities for you to participate. Input from the students, staff and families we serve is an essential part of this work.

    Community Forums

    Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4, our district will host 12 community forums to gather input on our district’s strengths, opportunities, and the qualifications of an ideal future superintendent. The Board will host these in partnership with our superintendent search firm.

    Ten forums will be held in person and two of them virtually. There is at least one forum in each Board of Education subdistrict, with options during the day, evening and weekend. Multiple locations are accessible by public transit. Bilingual liaisons will be available at each forum.

  • *Virtual forum live feeds will begin just before the scheduled start time.

    Second Survey Window

    In late September, the second of two survey windows opens for our community.

    Questions will be the same from the May 2023 survey, also asking about our school district’s strengths, opportunities and the qualifications of an ideal future superintendent. The survey will again be available in multiple languages. They include English, Spanish, Somali, Nepalese and Burmese. Responses are anonymous.

    Once the survey is live, we will email a link directly to all staff, families and high school students. The link will also be posted on the homepage of all school and district websites. Responses will again be anonymous.

    Your answers will guide our Board of Education’s work through the recruitment, application and selection process. That timeline is available on If you have ideas, feedback, questions or concerns, you can always contact Board of Education members. Open communication is important to us.

    Thank you for your support of Omaha Public Schools.

Previous Updates

  • June 6, 2023: Superintendent Search Timeline and Survey Updates

  • May 12, 2023: Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Search Survey

  • May 1, 2023: Approval of Proposed Timeline for Superintendent Search

  • March 20, 2023: Board Approves Superintendent Search Firm

  • March 6, 2023: Board Approves Interim Superintendent Contract

  • March 3, 2023: Board to Vote on Contract for Interim Superintendent

  • Feb. 22, 2023: Board of Education Selects Deputy Superintendent Mr. Matthew Ray as Interim Superintendent, Pending Contract Negotiations and Approval

  • Jan. 5, 2023: Beginning the Search

  • Dec. 2022: Superintendent Cheryl Logan, Ed.D.'s Message to Staff and Families

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