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Superintendent Search

The Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection and appointment of Dr. Vickie Cartwright as the next superintendent of the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD). We look forward to welcoming Cartwright to this role and our district in July! Learn more: 

Candidate Evaluation Process and Details per Ray and Associates, Inc. (as of February 16, 2018)
  • 1,136 individuals (in which 50 states were represented) were contacted by Ray and Associates, Inc.
  • Of those contacted, 61 candidates completed the application process.
  • All 61 candidates were evaluated and screened by Ray and Associates, based on administrative experience and academic background.
  • All 61 candidates were then evaluated based on the qualities and criteria determined by the board of education and printed in the district brochure / position application. 
  • The top candidates after the screenings were given a comprehensive interview by an associate of Ray and Associates.
  • A thorough investigation of each candidate was made through references, state officials, other school administrators and individuals who knew the candidate and his/her abilities and strengths. Following these investigations the determination of the best candidates for the Oshkosh Area School District Superintendent position was finalized.
  • The ten top candidates are from Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • All ten top candidates were telephoned and are still very interested in the position.
  • On February 5, 2018, The Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education narrowed the ten top candidates down to seven top candidates.
  • The seven top candidates were interviewed by the Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education during the week of February 12, 2018.
  • Three finalists were announced on February 16, 2018 (OASD Press Release).
  • Each of the finalists will spend one day visiting the Oshkosh Area School District and participating in a series of meetings with district employees and community members, February 20-22.

Your opinion matters! The Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education invites staff, parents, business leaders and community members to be a part of the search for our next superintendent. This page will provide information on the Oshkosh Area School District's search for a superintendent to replace Stan Mack II who will be retiring as of June 30, 2018.  Please check back often for updated information. To learn more, click the following links: 

12 Key Characteristics: The Board of Education reviewed all of the feedback received and used it to finalize the candidate profile. Based on community input,12 criteria were identified and deemed most important for the next superintendent - CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Contact: Questions should be directed to Ray & Associates, Inc. (glr@rayassoc.com or 319.393.3115). Please do not contact the board or district directly.