Learning Community Sets Public Interviews for Chief Executive Officer Wednesday March 9

March 04, 2016

The Learning Community Coordinating Council interviews candidates for chief executive officer and offers community “meet and greet” sessions Wednesday March 9, 2016 in the Learning Community Center of North Omaha, 1612 N. 24 St. The Council interviews are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Community “meet and greet” sessions, also March 9, start at 6 p.m. There is ample parking for all sessions behind the Learning Community Center of North Omaha building.

 The Council reopened the CEO search last November with an emphasis on "excellence in educational leadership”. Omaha search firm McPherson & Jacobson identified two candidates, both from Nebraska. The position is currently held by interim CEO Keith Rohwer.

CEO Candidates

  • Dr. Michael Anderson is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wayne State College. He is an experienced administrator in higher education. His early career includes teaching in the Lincoln Public Schools.  
  • David Patton is Superintendent of the Twin River Public School District in Genoa, Nebraska. His educational experience includes many years as an Omaha Public Schools (OPS) administrator.

The Learning Community mission is to demonstrate new and innovative ways to help children in poverty succeed in school. The chief executive officer oversees rapidly expanding priority programs that are research-based models for school districts increasingly challenged by changing demographics.

 Priority Programs

Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan

 Learning Community Center of South Omaha /Family Learning

 Learning Community Center of North Omaha/ Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement

Program evaluations by the Munroe-Meyer Institute Interdisciplinary Center for Program Evaluation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center confirm these programs are in the success zone. Evaluations are a learning tool used to continuously make programs better and insure that children get the maximum possible benefit.  



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