DON GROVES/Albany Ledger
Erin Oligschlaeger, Albany’s new superintendent, looks at some of the items in a welcome basket presented to her Jan. 26 by Albany R-III Board of Education president Kerry Paul.
By Don Groves
The Albany Ledger
The Albany R-III Board of Education has hired Erin Oligschlaeger as the district’s new superintendent.
Oligschlaeger will replace John Rinehart, who will take over July 1 as superintendent of the West Platte School District.
Oligschlaeger met with the board and staff members at the board’s Jan. 26 meeting.
“I’m excited to be here,” she said before the meeting.
Oligschlaeger is currently director of student services at the Excelsior Springs School District, where she has been for two years. Her duties include working with special education, the Missouri Preschool Project, Parents as Teachers, health services, district social work and various other state and federal programs.
Prior to Excelsior Springs, Oligschlaeger was director of special services at Marshall. She served as principal for the Eldon School District and began teaching at the Park Hill School District in Kansas City.
Oligschlaeger is a 2002 graduate of Avila University. She received her master of social work in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
“I’ll be finished with class work this semester and will just have to do my dissertation,” she said.
Her husband Kevin will teach science at Albany. They have two daughters, 11-year-old Kennedy and 10-year-old Sydney, and a son, 4-year-old Leo.
Oligschlaeger will take over July 1 as superintendent for the Albany R-III School District.
“I enjoyed the interview process,” she said. “I felt like it was good fit for my family.”