Statement of School Board Chair Teree Caldwell-Johnson on Superintendent Sebring

Dr. Nancy Sebring Offered Superintendent Position by Omaha Public Schools

Teree Caldwell-Johnson, chair of the Des Moines School Board, issued the following statement about the announcement today that Dr. Nancy Sebring was offered the position as the next superintendent of Omaha Public Schools on July 1:

“On behalf of the School Board, I want to wish Nancy the very best as the new superintendent in Omaha. From leading our district through some of the most difficult financial times in Iowa history to implementing efforts to move student achievement forward, Nancy met the challenges facing our schools head on and has left our district and community the better for it. It should be no surprise that larger school districts would want someone of her experience and ability as their next superintendent, and we wish her continued success.

“The School Board will now give our attention to finding the best possible person to lead Iowa’s largest provider of public education. Over the next several days, we will begin to develop our plan on setting the criteria, procedures and timeline for this very important search process. In the end, we will not settle for anyone other than the best person who can successfully lead our district and work with our students, parents, teachers, staff and everyone in Des Moines committed to supporting and improving public education.”

The Des Moines School Board will hold a special meeting at Noon on Wednesday, April 4 to begin discussing issues related to the Superintendent search process. The meeting will be held at 901 Walnut Street.