A Message from Superintendent Shaps

A photo of Superintendent Shaps in the Learning Commons at the Oyster River Middle School

Updated 7/08/2024: You may view the full press release here.

Dear Oyster River Students, Staff, Families, and Community,

Happy summer! I am thrilled to begin serving as superintendent of the Oyster River Cooperative School District. 

Thank you to the School Board, leadership team, faculty, and staff for sharing their insights and perspectives the last few months of this leadership transition. I also want to express my gratitude for Dr. Jim Morse – his vision, dedication, and leadership is evident in all aspects of the district. 

As I assume this new role, I am committed to building upon the district’s strong foundations and sustaining excellence for the benefit of all students.

Since my nomination, I have been creating a strategic entry plan which I presented to the School Board on June 5. You may view the entry plan by clicking here and watch the presentation on YouTube here (starts 1:54 minutes in).

My priority is to immerse myself in the district and gain a deep understanding of the unique experiences of faculty, students, parents, and community members to form meaningful relationships.

You may expect to receive regular updates from me starting in August.


Dr. Robert Shaps