Today, the Oakland Board of Education announced Antwan Wilson as the final candidate for the next Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Wilson is currently an Assistant Superintendent in Denver Public Schools focusing on college readiness, school turnaround, and student engagement.
We are excited to learn about the nomination of this veteran educator with over 20 years experience as a teacher, principal, and district leader. We look forward to welcoming and partnering with him as he transitions into this role.
The School Board will vote to confirm the nomination at its next meeting on Wednesday, April 23, and Mr. Wilson would officially start on July 1. In the coming weeks, we look forward to seeing the District's transition plan. We will offer whatever support we can and look for opportunities to connect you, our network, to the process.
We want to congratulate the School Board on their choice. We know that the Board reviewed many applications, talked to scores of community stakeholders, brought students into the interviews, and made tough choices to give Oakland the best possible candidates. See the District's press release here.
We also deeply appreciate Acting Superintendent Gary Yee for his work during this transitional year. Dr. Yee stepped up when Superintendent Smith resigned in April 2013 and has handled the position with skill and grace. Oakland owes Dr. Yee a debt of gratitude for his leadership this year and his distinguished career in service of Oakland children and public schools.