Iowan among candidates for Omaha schools post


December 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Another Iowa educator is a finalist to become superintendent of the Omaha district in Nebraska.  The district said Friday that Superintendent Stephen Murley, of the Iowa City schools, is one of three finalists. Murley took over in Iowa City in 2010 after working in Wisconsin.

The Omaha board is trying to replace John Mackiel, who retired in August after 15 years. In April the board hired former Des Moines Superintendent Nancy Sebring, but she withdrew in June after sexually explicit emails sent to and from her work account became public.

The two other finalists for the Omaha job are the chief academic officer for the District of Columbia Public Schools, Carey Wright, and Mark Evans, who is superintendent at Andover Public Schools in Kansas.