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 Fall Survey Window Now Open and Community Forums Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

  • The fall survey Superintendent Search survey window is now open. Input from the students, staff and families we serve is essential to this work.

    If you did not complete the survey in May, please share your thoughts before Oct. 10, 2023.

    Questions are the same from the May 2023 survey, asking about our school district’s strengths, opportunities and the qualifications of an ideal future superintendent.

    The survey is available again in multiple languages. They include English, Spanish, Somali, Nepalese and Burmese. Responses are anonymous.

    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. We appreciate your time and participation.

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

    Your answers will guide our Board of Education’s work through the recruitment, application and selection process. 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 supporting 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