Cheryl Logan resigns as OPS Superintendent

Photo Courtesy of Omaha Public Schools

Photo Courtesy of Omaha Public Schools

Cheryl Logan, who has served as Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools since 2018, announced Tuesday that she will leave her position in June 2023, after the conclusion of the current school year.

She announced her decision in an email sent to OPS staff.

“It has been a joy to serve as your Superintendent,” she said in her email. “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 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.”Logan, who previously worked as chief academic officer for the School District of Philadelphia from 2015 to 2018, led Omaha Public Schools through its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, oversaw the construction of five new OPS schools during her tenure, as well as the formation and implementation of the College and Career Academies and Pathways program. “Thank you for supporting me along the journey of meeting the challenges and opportunities that have come our way,” she said. “We worked diligently to support our 52,000 students. I look forward to a strong finish.”

Logan has not disclosed what she plans on doing next, aside from her intention to move back to live with her family on the east coast.

Dr. Shavonna Holman, President of the Omaha Board of Education, issued a statement addressing Logan’s upcoming departure from the district.

“We are extremely thankful to have worked with Dr. Logan,” Holman said. “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…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.”