Sadoff One Of Three Finalists For Oshkosh Opening
Aaron Sadoff has been named one of three finalists for the position of District Superintendent in Oshkosh. According to a press release issued Friday, a Community stakeholder group and school board will interview finalists on Monday, May 24.
According to the release, all three finalists have the skills, values, experience and priorities that community members surveyed said they want to see in the next Superintendent, especially as it relates to experience, internal culture and community engagement, and equitable achievement. All three also are longtime Wisconsin superintendents with extensive building experience as principals and teachers who are seeking to lead Oshkosh, the state’s 11th largest school district:
- Bryan Davis is Superintendent of the Shorewood School District, a post he has held since 2015. Davis previously served as Superintendent of the Columbus School District from 2010 to 2015 and before that, as Principal of Green Bay Southwest High School and Assistant Principal of Green Bay Preble High School. Prior to joining Preble in 2002, Davis was a business education teacher at Oshkosh West High School from 1998 to 2002 and at New Lisbon High School (1997-1998).
Davis has a Doctorate in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, a Master of Education in Educational Administration from UW – Milwaukee and Bachelor of Science in Education from UW – Whitewater.
- Aaron Sadoff is Superintendent of the School District of North Fond du Lac, where he has served since 2009. Sadoff previously was Principal of Bessie Allen Middle School in North Fond du Lac from 2006 to 2009. Before joining Bessie Allen, Sadoff was a social studies teacher at Fond du Lac High School and Woodworth Junior High, both in the Fond du Lac School District (2000 to 2006) and at Lincoln High School in the Manitowoc Public School District (1997-2000).
Sadoff, the 2019 WI State Superintendent of the Year, has his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Marian University, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from UW – Madison.
- Cassandra Schug is Superintendent of the Watertown Unified School District, a position she has held since 2011. Prior to joining Watertown, Schug served as Principal at West Bend East High School from 2004 to 2011 and Assistant Principal at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis-West Milwaukee from 2001 to 2004. Before becoming an administrator, Schug taught English at Nathan Hale and McHenry High School in McHenry, IL (1994-2001).
Schug has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW – Madison, a Master of Science in Administrative Leadership from UW – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science in Education from UW – Madison.
Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright announced in March that she plans to step down from the role effective June 30. The school district hired Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 6 to lead the Board through the search process.
In April the District surveyed Oshkosh community members on the skills, values, experience and priorities they wanted in the next superintendent. The School Board and CESA 6 used the 931 survey responses to craft a District/Candidate Profile. The CESA 6 team screened and interviewed the top candidates who matched the desired profile, and presented individuals to the Board for consideration on May 17. The Board selected three finalists, Davis, Sadoff and Schug, who agreed to continue with the search process.
A community stakeholder group of 26 district and community representatives, including parents, teachers, staff, business and civic partners, and other groups, will view presentations from the three finalists in person on May 24 and provide feedback to the Board. The full list of members on the stakeholder group is available on the District’s website at oshkosh.k12.wi.us/board/superintendent-search.
The Board will interview the three finalists that evening and hopes to finalize the hiring of the next superintendent by late May with a start date effective July 1.
“We are pleased with the field of outstanding candidates who applied to lead our great district,” said Bob Poeschl, OASD School Board President. “We look forward to continuing the vetting process on Monday with our community members whose feedback we highly value.”