Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Lance Gibbon, Superintendent, 360.279.5008
Lance Gibbon took over the leadership of Oak Harbor Public Schools in 2013, after serving six years as assistant superintendent. Dr. Gibbon is the former principal of Fidalgo Elementary School in Anacortes and a former music teacher in the Lake Washington School District, where he also served as assistant principal and technology staff developer. He earned his doctorate in executive leadership and his superintendent credentials from Seattle Pacific University.
As a former professional musician and recording artist, Gibbon said he's passionate about the arts in schools and balancing the needs of every student. "We have to make sure every child has a school experience meeting academic, athletic and creative needs," he said. As Superintendent, Dr. Gibbon has made it clear that his focus will be first and foremost on student learning.
"This is our core function and mission and it is why most of us went into education - for the kids and helping them learn, Dr. Gibbon said. "My goal is to ensure we provide our students the best education we can in order to prepare them for life beyond high school."
Sandee Oehring, Interim Assistant Superintendent, 360.279.5006
Sandee Oehring joins the Oak Harbor team as the interim Assistant Superintendent. A former administrator in the district, Sandee understands the values and mission of Oak Harbor Public Schools. Prior to her arrival in Oak Harbor, Sandee spent eight years as a curriculum director, assistant superintendent and eventually the superintendent for the Teton School District in Wyoming. In Oak Harbor, Sandee served as an elementary principal and was the district's CTE director for nine years. Her experiences make her extremely qualified for this position and Oak Harbor is excited to welcome her to the team!
"Sandee knows the job, but more importantly she knows and loves our district and community and is very excited to be coming back. I know she is respected by our team and with her preexisting relationships, she'll be able to move into the position much more smoothly than someone from another district," said Dr. Lance Gibbon.
For the district, Oehring oversees the departments of Teaching and Learning and Special Programs.