Omaha schools offering top job to Iowa candidate


April 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has voted to offer its superintendent’s job to the superintendent of schools in Des Moines, Iowa. The board voted Monday to hire Nancy Sebring. Des Moines school spokesman Phil Roeder told The Des Moines Register, that Sebring accepted the offer “pending successful contract negotiations.” The Des Moines board will meet Wednesday to discuss the search process for a new superintendent. Sebring, who’s in her sixth year in Des Moines, will replace Omaha’s current superintendent John Mackiel, who’s retiring in August. He’s been superintendent since the 1997-98 school year. Other finalists were ReNae Kehrberg, Omaha assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction; and Dan Nerad, superintendent of the Madison (Wis.) Metropolitan School District.