Dr. Mark Oesterle Named Director of Federal Programs & ESL
The Fayetteville Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Dr. Mark Oesterle as the Director of Federal & ESL Programs effective immediately.
“Dr. Oesterle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the District,” said Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt. “He will provide expertise with our federal and ESL programs, and we were equally impressed with his leadership in other areas including professional development, instructional technology and innovation.”
Oesterle most recently served as an administrator for the Don Tyson School of Innovation in the Springdale School District, a position he has held since 2014. Dr. Oesterle helped bring a new model for curriculum and instruction to the School of Innovation, with test scores outperforming district and state averages.
“I am excited to be joining a district with such a rich history and one that is consistently a state leader,” said Dr. Oesterle. “I look forward to joining the Fayetteville Public Schools leadership team and serving under the direction of Dr. Wendt.”
Oesterle earned a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of California, a master’s degree in education from Arizona State University, and a doctor of philosophy in educational leadership and policy studies from Arizona State University.
Prior to serving as Assistant Principal at the School of Innovation, Oesterle served as a senior program specialist at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching in Santa Monica, California, an associate superintendent for curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the Littleton School District in Avondale, Arizona and as a principal for thirteen years in the Deer Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, as well as a classroom teacher at both the elementary and secondary level.
“Dr. Oesterle will be a great addition to Fayetteville Public Schools,” said Dr. Steven Weber, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. "His leadership experience will support teaching and learning and assist us with improving academic achievement.