This is not a critique of Michael Williams, but a call to Governor Abbott to recognize the importance of Texas Public Schools. Our schools deserve the most highly qualified person available to lead the instruction of over five million students. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Kevin Clark , Elkhart ISD HS Principal , has been named New Super of Deweyville ISD.


17 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Kerens ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Vacant Bridge City ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Southside ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
Vacant Wills Point ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Paducah ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
Vacant La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
Vacant Mt. Vernon ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
Vacant Terrell County ISD; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
Vacant Thorndale ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Winona ISD; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
Vacant Coleman ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Klein ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Rice ISD - Lynn Jantzen, Superintendent,Dew ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Pasadena ISD - Dee Ann Powell, Deputy Superintendent ,Pasadena ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Maud ISD - Charlie Martin , Interim Superintendent,Maud ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Lockhart ISD - Susan Bohn, Asst. Superintendent,Lake Travis ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Ferris ISD - James Hartman , Superintendent,Sonora ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
New Super Fort Worth ISD - Kent Paredes Scribner , Superintendent,Arizona; Ray and Associates, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Midlothian ISD - Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent,Graham ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates INFO
New Super Pringle-Morse CISD - Scott Burrow, Director of Special Programs,Tulia ISD; Search by the Pringle-Morse CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Cameron ISD - Allan Sapp, Moorehead JH Principal ,Conroe ISD; Search by Cameron ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Retiring Superintendent, Collin ClarkINFO
New Super Spring Branch ISD - Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent ,Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA; Search by Thompson & Horton LLP (David Thompson, Mike Moses)INFO
New Super Mesquite ISD - David Vroonland, Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston Educational ConsultantsINFO
New Super Kenedy ISD - Dr. Darin Jolly, HS Principal ,Winona ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Mr. Gary Patterson suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super School of Excellence in Education - Sheilda Madkins; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.  suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super Abilene ISD - Dr. David Young, Superintendent,Pampa ISD ; Search by Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Graham ISD - Sonny Cruse, Deputy Superintendent,Huntsville ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
New Super Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
New Super Pampa ISD - Tonya Larkin, Asst. Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Larry Blair. PhD -  larry.blair1@gmail.com|INFO
New Super Lamesa ISD - Jim Knight, Superintendent,Anton ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Palacios ISD - Alexandro Flores, Asst. Superintendent of Academic & Pupil Services,Natalia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Spurger ISD - Kendall Smith, High School Principal ,Overton ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
New Super Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO

Obituary:  James Floyd Smith

November 2809:38 AM

James Floyd Smith of Fairview, Texas passed away on November 27, 2015 at the age of 69.  He was born on December 6, 1945 to Floyd Smith and Mildred Hood in Cooper, Texas.  After graduating from East Texas State College at Commerce, James began a career in education as a teacher for Rockston ISD. He put his career in education on hold in 1969, to enlist in the military.  James proudly served in the United States Army for two years while stationed in Germany, before resuming his career in education. He eventually became Superintendent of Honey Grove ISD, Kaufman ISD, Lewis Palmer School District Colorado, Harlingen ISD, and Alief ISD.  After retiring in 2001, James focused his career on educational consulting through his company Horn, Smith, Wood, and Preston. view article arw

La Marque I.S.D. to appeal T.E.A. closure decision

December 0108:38 AM

 La Marque Independent School District has decided to fight back against the Texas Education Agency to closed the district. view article arw

Part-time superintendent a hot topic at Longview ISD forum

December 0108:35 AM

Dozens of Longview ISD community stakeholders met with three of the district's trustees Monday evening to discuss questions about enrollment at Hudson PEP Elementary School, teacher retention and part-time Superintendent James Wilcox. A question about the superintendent's employment status was perhaps the hottest raised during the three-hour meeting at Lifepoint Church in Longview. view article arw

Mother blames Port Arthur motorist for negligence in collision with her son

December 0108:33 AM

A woman is suing a Port Arthur motorist over injuries her son allegedly sustained as a result of a vehicle-pedestrian collision. view article arw

Oil and gas taxes fill Texas school district coffers in 2014

December 0108:32 AM

The U.S. shale boom that fueled a drilling frenzy across Texas helped boost the budgets of the state’s public schools last year, according to a new report by North Texans for Natural Gas, a loose coalition of people supporting natural gas development in the Barnett Shale region..Oil and natural gas development generated $1.5 billion in property tax revenue for Texas schools and another $676 million for the Permanent School Fund, the state’s education endowment for school districts. view article arw

Hurricane season delivered only 1 tropical storm to Texas this year

December 0108:31 AM

HOUSTON — The Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on a quiet note for Texas with just one tropical storm reaching the state in the past six months.  Monday marked the end of the June-through-November hurricane season.  Experts say this year’s season ends with 11 named storms, four hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Tropical Storm Bill was the only such storm to strike Texas. Bill made landfall June 16 at Matagorda Island and dumped heavy rain in East Texas, leading to flooding. view article arw

Why many high-stakes testing foes see ‘modest’ progress in No Child Left Behind rewrite

December 0108:30 AM

Now that U.S. lawmakers have unveiled final draft legislation rewriting the No Child Left Behind education law and are expected to vote on it soon, the question is how much will really change for public schools if it becomes law. The bill, titled the Every Student Succeeds Act, calls for a substantial shift of authority over education policy from the federal Education Department to states and districts, and explicitly limits the role the U.S. education secretary can play in local education decisions. view article arw

McCord approved as Frenship ISD superintendent

December 0108:29 AM

The New Caney Independent School District Board of Trustees completed canvassing for the 2015 election at its regular meeting Monday at Texan Drive Stadium. New Board Member Chris Wootton, who was elected to Position 4 earlier this month, took his seat replacing Jeromi Wright who decided not to run for re-election. Wright was honored for his three-year service at a ceremony prior to Monday’s meeting. Also beginning new terms were returning members Alan Moreau, Jr. in Position 3 and Chad Turner in Position 5. Moreau was first elected to the Board in 2009, and Turner was first elected in 2012. The Board elected Curt Joslin to serve as President, Moreau as Vice President, Elizabeth Harrell as Secretary, and Stacey Shipley as Assistant Secretary. view article arw

Houston: HISD board takes baby steps in superintendent search

December 0108:29 AM

The Houston school board on Monday took baby steps toward hiring a new superintendent, interviewing four firms that applied to conduct the search. view article arw

Past Irving MacArthur student says she didn’t experience Islamophobia

December 0108:28 AM

A young woman with similar religious beliefs as the teen arrested over a clock said she didn’t experience the alleged Islamophobia that he said occurred at Irving’s MacArthur High School. Ahmed Mohamed's family  is demanding $15 million dollars from the city claiming discrimination and a negative impact from the arrest. In stark contrast, 18-year-old Amena Jamali said her experience at MacArthur was purely positive. view article arw

Premont ISD prepares for TEA meeting

December 0108:25 AM

Last year's Premont Primary School kindergartners are the face of a presentation meant to sway the state to keep the district open. A picture of the smiling graduating class of about 40, clad in red graduation gowns, was the first slide in a PowerPoint presentation shown to Education Service Center Region 2 employees via a video conference Monday. It was the first run-through of a planned meeting with the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday. view article arw

Katy ISD entertaining idea of proposed dropout program

December 0108:25 AM

Hundreds of students in Katy ISD have chosen for one reason or another to not continue with their education. While that number remains minute compared to overall graduation rates in the district, KISD is pursuing a new angle in its attempts to remedy these situations. view article arw

Pfast Facts: Pflugerville ISD named to AP District Honor Roll

December 0108:25 AM

The Pflugerville school district is among 425 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to advanced-placement coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. view article arw

MISD to buy 15-acre plot for expansion

December 0108:25 AM

Marion ISD is working on securing property for any future expansion. view article arw

Irving: Muslim Former Student Just Revealed Something About Clock Kid’s School That Could Change Everything

December 0108:20 AM

A former valedictorian student who attended the same high school as the Muslim teen at the center of a controversy over a “hoax clock”, said that she never experienced any prejudge or “Islamophobia” there. Amena Jamali, also a Muslim, won top honors at MacArthur High School as the school’s 2015 valedictorian. She wrote an email to one of her teachers after the September incident where current MacArthur student Ahmed Mohamed, referred to in the media as “Clock Boy,” was arrested on suspicions that he was carrying a bomb in a briefcase. The student said the device was a clock he built. The boy’s father, Elhassan Mohamed, claimed his son was arrested because he was Muslim. view article arw

Howe ISD board schedules team of eight workshop

December 0108:15 AM

The Howe Independent School District board of trustees scheduled a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for a team of eight training. view article arw

CISD trustees see new elementary design

December 0108:15 AM

Bond projects are all slowly getting underway for Conroe ISD after the successful election in November. view article arw

Dallas ISD trustee wants daily recess in elementary schools. Do you agree?

December 0108:11 AM

Recess. Time away from the structured school day to play with friends, to make new ones, and to wear oneself out by playing tag and other games. But the time-honored break away from classroom studies has been pushed aside over the years as schools focus more on reading, math, science, social studies and writing – subjects that kids are tested in to help determine how well a school is performing. view article arw

Miles I.S.D. Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony

December 0108:10 AM

After passing a seven million dollar bond in May, Miles I.S.D. broke ground on their new Elementary facility on Monday morning. The bond raises Miles' residents taxes just over three cents, costing an average of a little over 213-dollars annually, but officials with Miles I.S.D. say they were confident the community would support the bond. view article arw

Austin: District holds fundraiser to replace items lost in flood

December 0108:06 AM

Twenty-two classrooms at Palm Elementary School were damaged in the Oct. 30 flood, and the district is holding a fundraiser to help teachers replace what they need to keep students learning. Since Onion Creek overflowed its banks last month, many teachers have been holding classes in different parts of the campus while some students are being taught at Allen Elementary. Special Education teacher Cindy Stanford's classroom was one of the rooms that flooded Halloween weekend. She is currently teaching in a nook in one of the hallways. view article arw

Katy ISD entertaining idea of proposed dropout program

December 0108:04 AM

Hundreds of students in Katy ISD have chosen for one reason or another to not continue with their education. While that number remains minute compared to overall graduation rates in the district, KISD is pursuing a new angle in its attempts to remedy these situations. Faced with the possibility of such students potentially never returning to the system, Katy ISD is considering a partnership with the Simon Youth Foundation to bring these youths back into the educational fold. view article arw

Frankston ISD employee arrested on indecency with a child charges

December 0108:00 AM

A former employee of Frankston Independent School District was arrested Friday after claims of indecency with a child. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Thomas E. Scroggins, 25, of Bullard, was arrested Friday by deputies executing a search warrant in the 200 block of Lake Road in the Shady Brook subdivision near Bullard. view article arw

Harlandale associate band director resigns after police probe

December 0107:58 AM

Harlandale Independent School District officials confirmed the associate band director at Harlandale High School has resigned. view article arw

Amarillo ISD SAT scores up this year

December 0107:53 AM

The Amarillo Independent School District bucked a state and national trend, with students’ SAT scores in 2015 rising three points from the class of 2014 to the class of 2015. Amarillo ISD, like Lubbock ISD, tests every student, so its scores are lower than the national average because most students nationwide choose whether to take the SAT based on their future goals. view article arw

Tyler ISD to recognize student and staff achievements during ceremony

December 0107:48 AM

Tyler ISD will honor student and staff achievements obtained over the fall semester during a special districtwide ceremony Tuesday evening at Caldwell Auditorium. Student achievements include placing in city art contests, earning regional and state honors at UIL competitions and more. District staff recognitions include securing special grants to fund new programs and earning higher education degrees or certifications to name a few.  Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford, along with district administrators and campus principals, will present certificates and offer words of congratulations to the honorees. (Summary Only) 

Nelson head football coach departs for UIL position

December 0107:46 AM

Trophy Club Byron Nelson head football coach Brian Polk said Monday he is stepping down from his position to accept an assistant athletics director position with the University Interscholastic League. The 39-year-old Polk, who has been at Nelson since its inception in 2009, will remain at the school through Dec. 18. He is expected to start in his new position in early January. view article arw

2015 El Pasoan of the Year nominees

December 0107:45 AM

El Paso Inc. is proud to present the nominations for 2015's El Pasoan of the Year. All together, there are 11 nominees – representing years of work, leadership and dedication – some are groups, some are nominated as individuals. Each year since 1996, El Paso Inc. has asked its readers and past honorees to nominate people who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to make a difference in this community. view article arw

At Dallas Medrano Middle School, discipline driven by relationships, not punishment

December 0107:45 AM

Old method: A student repeatedly disrupts class and is sent to in-school suspension. New method: A student is disruptive and the class gathers in a circle to talk about what happened and why — and what should be done. The technique is called restorative discipline. And at Medrano Middle School, administrators say it has drastically cut the number of reported infractions — to 77 infractions reported so far this year, down from 329 during the same time last year. view article arw

School openly accepts transgender student

December 0107:45 AM

 It’s the kind of letter that may set the tone of many such letters to come from the school districts around the country as they deal with transgender student issues. With a longtime student announcing that he will begin coming to school as a girl after the holidays, St. Luke’s Episcopal School decided to reaffirm the school’s commitment to diversity and equity to all people. view article arw

Lee High School students to be tested for tuberculosis

December 0107:45 AM

 Last week a student at Lee High school tested positive for TB. Now the district and San Antonio Metro TB team have joined forces with district health services to try to figure out who could have possibly been exposed to TB at Lee High School. view article arw

Dallas ISD trustee proposes requiring daily recess in all elementary schools

December 0107:45 AM

Recess. Time away from the structured school day to play with friends, to make new ones, and to wear oneself out by playing tag and other games. view article arw

EPISD Board of Managers

December 0107:45 AM

The removal of the El Paso school district’s elected trustees and their replacement by an appointed board of managers to right a corrupted, poorly run school district was an unprecedented move in 2013. view article arw