OASD Names Leader for New Middle School, Pending Board Approval

Merrill and Webster Stanley Middle Schools Moving Forward as One 

The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is pleased to announce that Kristi Levy is being recommended to serve as the principal of the District’s new middle school,  which is expected to open in fall 2023. The appointment will be included as an agenda item on the July 14, 2021 OASD Board of Education Meeting. Pending Board approval, this appointment will be in place as of the 2021-22 school year and will include the responsibilities of serving as the principal of Merrill Middle School for the upcoming school year and until the new middle school opens.

Levy currently serves as the principal of Washington Elementary School. She has experience at all three levels, having taught at Oshkosh North High School, South Park Middle School, and Oshkosh West High School. Levy graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She also obtained her Masters in Educational Leadership and PK-12 Principal Licensure from UW-Oshkosh. Levy is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Leadership, Learning, and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. 

Levy brings an in-depth knowledge of the change process and has extensive experience working collaboratively with the staff, parents, and children of the Oshkosh Area School District. Additionally, Levy’s commitment to excellence and supporting all students has created a culture of student success and family engagement in the school communities she serves.

The District conducted an extensive interview process that included interview teams comprised of staff from both Merrill and Webster Stanley middle schools, as well as District leadership. Pending Board approval, Levy will be working at both Merrill and Webster Stanley middle schools for the next two years to help transition to the new facility. During that time, Ms. Levy and her team will provide critical input into the planning and design of the new school, and will be focused on bringing both school staff and families together as a new school community. Once open, Levy will be responsible for the leadership of the new school.

As announced in previous referendum project updates, the concept of ‘Unity’ emerged as a central theme in the development of the new middle school - as it will unify two buildings and school communities into one. The District’s decision to select the new school’s leader now ensures a strategic and collaborative path forward during this most critical time of the school’s development. Conversations regarding unity and what it means for the community have been ongoing and the District remains committed to keeping all stakeholders informed and engaged during this exciting time.