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Dr. Cheryl Logan takes over as OPS Superintendent

Posted: 6:22 AM, Jul 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-03 07:07:52-04

The state’s largest school district entered a new era over the weekend when outgoing Superintendent Mark Evans passed the baton to his successor.

Dr. Cheryl Logan of Philadelphia took over the role Sunday, the first black superintendent and first woman to permanently hold the role.

Monday’s school board meeting at the TAC Building will be her first time as superintendent, though she’s met with the board, staff and students several times ahead of her first day.

The former administrator with the Philadelphia district started her career as a teacher.

With her professional background being extensive, OPS produced a video to showcase Dr. Logan’s values and the creeds she lives by, which include: taking the high road, kindness and honest.

The top leader beat 70-something candidates in 2017 when the school board held another search to replace Evans.

Logan has outlined a 90-day plan which includes action items on organizational culture, district alignment, student achievement, the budget and relationships with the community. 

Her contract runs through June 30, 2021 and she’ll make $300,000 a year base pay plus retirement and health benefits.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the TAC Building.