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Oshkosh schools announce former West High business teacher as new superintendent – Oshkosh Northwestern

Bryan Davis

OSHKOSH – The school district has hired a familiar face as its new superintendent, officials announced Thursday.

Bryan Davis is the superintendent of Shorewood School District and has a doctorate in urban education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s in educational administration from UW-Milwaukee.

He previously served as a high school principal in Green Bay and a business education teacher at Oshkosh West High School.

The school board will vote at 4 p.m. Tuesday to confirm Davis’ contract, which would go into effect July 1.

Davis will succeed Superintendent Vickie Cartwright, who announced in March that she will leave the district June 30 after three years in the position.

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The board picked Davis during a closed-door meeting Monday and waited three days to announce the name to the public. The district hired Cooperative Education Service Agency 6, or CESA 6, to screen, interview and present candidates to the board.

The other two finalists were: 

  • Aaron Sadoff is superintendent of the School District of North Fond du Lac and was the 2019 Wisconsin State Superintendent of the Year. He has a Master of Education in educational leadership from Marian University. Sadoff previously served as a middle school principal in North Fond du Lac and a social studies teacher in Fond du Lac and Manitowoc.
  • Cassandra Schug is superintendent of the Watertown Unified School District and has a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from UW-Madison. Schug previously served as a high school principal in West Bend and assistant principal in West Allis and a high school English teacher in McHenry, Illinois.

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