Robert R. Neu, a Seattle-area administrator with more than 20 years of experience in public education, has been selected to lead Oklahoma City Public Schools, The Oklahoman has learned.
Neu, 50, is superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools in Federal Way, Wash., a 22,000-student district about 25 miles south of Seattle that is about half the size of Oklahoma City’s district.
Neu did not return phone calls or emails seeking comment Friday.
Neu describes himself on the Federal Way school district website as “a student-centered decision maker who firmly believes in educating the whole child, adding that “a comprehensive curriculum supported by extra-curricular programs is the foundation of American public education.”
Oklahoma City School Board members voted unanimously March 30 to hire a new superintendent. They have declined to identify their choice until they approve a contract, which could happen as early as Monday.
“I can’t say who we got, but I can say that I am very excited about the future of our school district and getting someone in place quickly,” board member Justin Ellis said Friday.