Students are experiencing many social and emotional problems in schools as a result of the pandemic. School discipline issues are also on the rise. Mr. Oswald has made it a priority to address these challenges to ensure all students are mentally and behaviorally healthy to achieve their academic goals.
He is the current Chief of Equity and Wellness at the School District of Palm Beach County. In his role, he works with the following departments to support schools, Safe Schools, Behavioral and Mental Health, Support Services, Multicultural Education and the Office of Equity and Access.
But that’s not his only service he has provided the school district. He has also served the school as deputy superintendent chief of schools from March 2018 to July 2021. He ensured the development of an effective response system to the pandemic which contributed by providing WiFi to families in need for online learning of students and necessary health measures for the safety of students and staff. He earned the school district a distinction of not having a single D or F-rated school in the Glades region. This was the first time since grades had been introduced.
He also served the school district as the chief academic officer from September 2014 to March 2018. He focused on building strategies for increasing the graduation rate which bore fruit in the shape of an impressive 91% graduation rate. Overall, He made 60% of the elementary schools, 58% of middle schools, and 64% of high schools join the “A” or “B” club.
His tenure as the Area 5 Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, and Assistant Superintendent of Safety and Learning Environment was from June 2011 to September 2014. He harmonized the district curriculum with the Marzano teacher evaluation system and managed to create multiple externship opportunities to develop a more reality-based curriculum and much, much more.
His excellent management strategies are due to previous experiences as the principal of Boynton Beach community high school from June 2008 to May 2011. Under His leadership, the school had its ranking improved from a “D” to a “B”
As the restructuring administrator (June 2007 – 2008), He analyzed selected schools and provided instructional support to principals and teachers.
He increased the quality of educational service for schools as the Local Instructional Superintendent at the New York City Board of Education (May 2005 - June 2007).
Keith Oswald, as the principal of south grade elementary from May 2000 to May 2005 made efforts that resulted in a school grade increase from “D” to “A”.
He got his degree of education specialist, education leadership, and master of education degree from Florida Atlantic University. His educational qualifications include a degree of bachelor of science and associate of humanities degree state from State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, and Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY respectively.