Congratulations to the following New Supers

Angela Matterson, Director of Polk County Special Services, has been named New Super of Colmesneil ISD.

Terry Myers, Superintendent of Clovis MSD, Clovis NM, has been named New Super of Crockett ISD.

Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Administrator, El Paso ISD, has been named New Super of Tornillo ISD.

Bryan Lee, Superintendent of Iredell ISD, has been named New Super of Central Heights ISD.

Sheryl Moore, Exec. Director of Secondary Ed, Montgomery ISD, has been named New Super of Sealy ISD.

 

59 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees & Interim Supt. Sheila Dove
Vacant Hart ISD; Search by Hart ISD Board of Trustees Info
Vacant Nazareth ISD; Search by Nazareth ISD Board of Trustees Info
Vacant Lockhart ISD; TASB ESS Search Team
Vacant Winters ISD ; Casey, Cox & Robertson Educational Consultants
Vacant Manor ISD ; Manor ISD Board of Trustees
Vacant Longview ISD; Longview ISD Board of Trustees & Dr. James Wilcox
Vacant Axtell ISD; Education Solutions and Services, Inc. Michael T. Smith & Don Rogers
Vacant Anna ISD ; Search By: Arrow Educational Services
Vacant Frankston ISD; Search By Arrow Educational Services 
Vacant Bartlett ISD; Search by Education Solutions & Services, Inc. 
Vacant Burkeville ISD; Search by Region V ESC - Danny Lovett & Marianne Kondo
Vacant Chillicothe ISD; Search by Chillicothe ISD Board of Trustees
Vacant Corpus Christi ISD ; Search by George McShan, Nolan Estes and Reuben Olivares of BWP & Associates
Vacant Early ISD; Search by Early ISD Board of Trustees
Vacant Eastland ISD; Search by Eastland ISD Board of Trustees
Vacant Garner ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates
Vacant Georgetown ISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. 
Vacant Hemphill ISD; Search By Region V ESC - Danny Lovett & Marianne Kondo
Vacant Hermleigh ISD; Search By Hermleigh ISD Board of Trustees & Supt. Gary Rotan
Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by TASB Excecutive Search Services
Vacant Livingston ISD; Search by Region VI ESC Dr. Brent Hawkins Info
Vacant London ISD; Search By Texas School Solutions
Vacant New Boston ISD; Search By New Boston ISD & Dr. Gary VanDeaver
Vacant Pearsall ISD; Search By Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Trevino, P.C.
Vacant Pettus ISD; Search by TASB  Executive Search Services
Vacant Region 6 ESC Executive Director; Search by Region VI ESC - Jerry Hall 
Vacant Region 8 ESC Executive Director; Search By Education Solutions & Services, Inc.
Vacant Roma ISD; Search by McShan Consulting - George McShan
Vacant Skidmore-Tynan ISD; Search by Skidmore-Tynan ISD Board of Trustees & Dr. Ruben Corkill 
Vacant Snook ISD; Search By Region VI ESC -  Info
Vacant Spring ISD; School Executive Consulting 
Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by Search by: Tom Bean ISD Board of Trustees & Interim Supt. Dr. Larry Blair
Vacant Zavalla ISD; Search by Zavalla ISD Board of Trustees
Vacant Shepherd ISD  - (Shepherd ISD); Search By Region VI ESC Info
Vacant North Lamar ISD - (North Lamar ISD); TASB ESS Search Team
 
Vacant Tahoka ISD; Tahoka ISD School Board and Gary Harrell - Application Info
Vacant Stephenville ISD; TASB Excecutive Search Services
Lone Finalist Cedar Hill ISD - (Orlando Riddick , Asst. Super for Career & College Readiness,Houston ISD); Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Trevino, P.C. 
Lone Finalist Celeste ISD - (Brad Connelly, High School Principal,Leonard ISD); Celeste ISD Board of Trustees & Collin Clark
Lone Finalist Comfort ISD - (Leslie Vann, Lamesa ISD CFO,Lamesa ISD); TASB ESS Search Team 
Lone Finalist Eden CISD - (Ken Coker, Secondary Principal,Veribest ISD); Eden ISD Board of Trustees Info
Lone Finalist Goodrich ISD - (Dr. Gary Bates, Junior High Principal,Royal ISD); Region VI ESC - Dr. Brent Hawkins
Lone Finalist Grandview-Hopkins ISD - (John Wilson, Director of Alt. Certification,ESC 16 ); Mayfield Group
Lone Finalist Hidalgo ISD - (Edward Blaha , Superintendent,Kingsville ISD); Hidalgo ISD Board of Trustees & Martin Peña Info
Lone Finalist Highland Park ISD - (Buddy Freeman, Superintendent,Quanah ISD ); Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees & Mike Brown
Lone Finalist La Vernia ISD - (Dr. Jose Moreno , Asst. Superintendent,San Antonio ISD); TASB ESS Search Team
Lone Finalist Normangee ISD - (Luke Allison, High School Principal,Groesbeck ISD); Region VI ESC, Dr. Brent Hawkins
Lone Finalist Olney ISD - (Dr. Greg Roach, High School Principal,Seymour ISD); Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis Info
Lone Finalist Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD - (Stetson Rhone, Asst. Superintendent,Aransas Pass ISD); Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees
Lone Finalist Rockdale ISD  - (Denise Monzingo Executive Director of Accountability andSpecial Programs in Pflugerville ISD, Executive Director of Accountability and Special Programs,Pflugerville ISD); Bob E. Griggs & Assc.
Lone Finalist Stafford MSD - (Dr. Robert Bostic, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Programs,Denton ISD); Search By Arrow Educational Services
Lone Finalist Winnsboro ISD  - (Susan Morton, High School Principal, ,Winnsboro ISD); Arrow Educational Services
New Super Allen ISD - (Lance Hindt, Supt,Stafford MSD); Search by School Executive Consulting, INC. 
New Super Central Heights ISD - (Bryan Lee Iredell ISD Superintendent, Superintendent,Iredell ISD ); TASB Executive Search Services 
New Super Cleveland ISD - (Dr.Darrell Meyers, Superintendent,Livingston ISD); Region VI ESC - Dr. Brent Hawkins
New Super Colmesneil ISD - (Angela Matterson, Director Special Services ,Polk Co.); Dr. Danny Lovett & Marianne Kondo ISD Region V ESC Info
New Super East Central ISD - (Rolando Toscano , Principal ,ECISD); East Central ISD Board and Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Trevino. P.C.
New Super Goldburg ISD - (Roger Ellis); Roger Ellis, Search by Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis
New Super Gorman ISD - (Gary Speegle HS Principal Goldthwaite ISD, HS Principal,Goldthwaite ISD); Region XIV ESC Exec. Dir. Ronnie Kincaid
New Super Huntington ISD - (David Flowers Zavalla ISD Superintendent, Superintendent,Zavalla ISD); Huntington ISD Board of Trustees Info
New Super Irving ISD - (Jose Parra Supt. Lockhart ISD, Supt.,Lockhart ISD); Bob E. Griggs and Associates
New Super Kennard ISD - (Richard Cooper HS Principal Lovelady ISD, HS Principal ,Lovelady ISD); Region 6 ESC, Thomas Poe, Dr. Brent Hawkins, & Craig Davis Info
New Super La Marque ISD - (Terri L. Watkins, Texas City ISD,Texas City ISD); Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Trevino, P.C. 
New Super Lefors ISD - (Joe Waldron High School Principal, Childress ISD, High School Principal,Childress ISD); Search by Nazareth ISD Board of Trustees Info
New Super Melissa ISD - (Keith Murphy, Supt. Frankston ISD); Arrow Educational Services 
New Super Newton ISD - (Michelle Barrow, Asst. Superintendent,Newton ISD); Newton ISD Board of Trustees
New Super Paint Creek ISD - (Rick Moeller, HS Principal,Knox City ISD); Region XIV ESC Exec. Dir. Ronnie Kincaid
New Super Sinton ISD - (Pari Whitten Supt. Harper ISD, Supt,,Harper ISD); Texas School Solutions, Carol Ann Moffett
New Super Tornillo ISD - (Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez El Paso ISD Administrator); TASB ESS Search Team 
New Super Vega ISD - (Dr. Paul Uttley, HS Principal,Stratford ISD); Vega ISD Board of Trustees & Mike Jackson
New Super Waxahachie ISD - (Dr. Jeremy Glenn, Superintendent,Central Heights ISD); TASB Executive Search Services 

New From TEA

April 2409:15 AM
 

Survey on new financial accountability indicators now available Almost 80 percent of 5th and 8th graders pass on first attempt at STAAR read more arw

Press Release: Greg Abbott’s Educating Texans Plan: School Governance

April 2409:06 AM
 

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott today unveiled the second phase of his “Educating Texans” policy plan in Houston. In remarks delivered at Northbrook High School, Abbott emphasized the importance of genuine local control. - view article arw

Oops! Greg Abbott Unveils Education Plan At School District Currently Suing The State Over Funding

April 2408:39 AM
 

Today Greg Abbott unveiled another portion of his education plan at a school in Spring Branch I.S.D. -- a district that is currently suing the state over funding cuts that Abbott is defending as Texas' Attorney General. Awkward? It should be. "Perhaps the problem is that Greg Abbott is having trouble locating a school district in the entire ... view article arw

Abbott proposes state takeover of low-performing schools

April 2408:39 AM
 

 Greg Abbott unveiled a second round of proposals to reform the state's public-school system - including a state takeover of Texas' 15 lowest-performing elementary schools, to be run as an "achievement school district" similar to school-turnaround efforts already underway in New Orleans, Tennessee and Michigan. view article arw

Conversation With The Commissioner

April 2408:39 AM
 

HOUSTON - KFDM News is in Houston for a conversation with Michael Williams, the Texas Commissioner of Education.   Williams is visiting the Region Four Education Service Center there and his office offered the opportunity to interview Williams on Wednesday about BISD and other matters related to education in Texas. view article arw

Feds Investigate Immigrant Teacher Hiring In North Texas

April 2408:38 AM
 

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas school district that discovered problems in its program to hire international teachers faces a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to those whose recruitment didn’t follow regulations. view article arw

AG Opinion No. GA-1051

April 2408:38 AM
 

Re: Whether a school district may authorize an employee or trustee to carry a concealed handgun at  any meeting of a governmental entity or on the premises of school property where a sporting event  or interscholastic event is taking place (RQ-1158-GA)  view article arw

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Was Preventable, Officials Say

April 2408:35 AM
 

The fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year in a tiny Texas town could have been prevented, even if it's still not clear what started an initial fire that triggered the blast, federal officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board announced its preliminary findings after a year of investigating the blast in West, Texas, that ... view article arw

RVISD assigned TEA monitor

April 2408:34 AM
 

When the Texas Education Agency assigned Bobby Parker of Waxahachie to monitor Rio Vista ISD, his first job was to potentially shut the struggling district down. - view article arw

House panel urged to create state district for low-rated schools

April 2408:34 AM
 

AUSTIN — An education advocacy group that is spending nearly $1 million on legislative races this year told a House committee Tuesday that it favors the creation of a special statewide school district to take over low-performing campuses. Texans for Education Reform representatives urged the House Public Education Committee to consider legislation that would establish the Texas Achievement School District. It ... view article arw

KFDM Obtains Copy Of BISD’s Request For Review Of TEA Takeover Decision

April 2408:33 AM
 

KFDM News has obtained a copy of the Beaumont ISD official request for a formal and informal review of Education Commissioner Michael Williams' decision to replace the BISD school board with a board of managers, replace the superintendent, put a conservator in place, and lower the district's accreditation. The review will be done by TEA personnel who did ... read more arw

States Where the Most Kids Go Hungry

April 2408:32 AM
 

According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 49 million people in the United States lived in households struggling to find enough food to eat. Nearly 16 million are children, who are far more likely to have limited access to sufficient food than the general population. While 15.9% of Americans lived in food-insecure households, 21.6% of children had uncertain access to ... view article arw

Mississippi Gov. signs teacher pay raise into law

April 2408:32 AM
 

JACKSON-Gov. Phil Bryant signed a pay raise for all Mississippi public school teachers into law. The raise is separate from local supplements that some districts offer and separate from stipends teachers can earn for certifications like National Board Certification. This is the first pay raise for all for all Mississippi teachers passed since 2007. view article arw

SERIOUSLY? Texas teachers scare, shame and bully kids about standardized tests

April 2408:32 AM
 

If, as The Daily Caller speculates, there’s a special place in hell reserved for people who think up ways to make little kids feel horrible about themselves when they disappoint adults, then a bunch of teachers and school officials at Lamar Elementary School in El Paso, Texas should consider praying for mercy.   view article arw

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Kileen: Local School District Superintendent Resigns

April 2408:29 AM
 

KILLEEN (April 22, 2014) The superintendent of Killeen schools announced Tuesday he’ll leave his administrative position in Killeen to go back to the classroom at Texas A&M. Dr. Robert Muller has been at the Killeen district since 2003 and has been superintendent since October 2008, a news release issued by the school district said. view article arw

Parental Opposition Fells Education-Software Firm

April 2408:27 AM
 

A nonprofit educational-software company that manages and stores data about public-school students said Monday it was shutting down over concerns about student privacy. view article arw

Grants to be awarded Wednesday

April 2408:26 AM
 

he annual Port Aransas Education Foundation teacher grant awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 30, in the Brundrett Middle School gym. Every year, PAEF reviews grants submitted by Port Aransas ISD teachers and at the assembly that Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., select teachers will be awarded grant money.   view article arw

Local, area ISDs given top honor

April 2408:23 AM
 

LONGVIEW — Longview ISD is one of the most recent government bodies to receive the Texas Comptroller’s highest honor for financial transparency. The school district, along with Hallsville ISD, New Diana ISD, Hughes Springs ISD, Troup ISD and Tyler ISD, has been named to the Texas Comptroller’s Platinum Leadership Circle, according to a list on ... view article arw

Katy ISD hosts first pair of bond committee meetings

April 2408:22 AM
 

True to form, the district began its series of 14 scheduled citizen bond committee meetings by sending the 200-person committee to bond school April 3 and April 16 at the district’s Education Support Complex. The meetings are an effort to enlist input from the citizen committee, meant to represent the diverse interests in the district, on a potential bond election in ... view article arw

Texas earns a grade of B for student financial literacy

April 2408:22 AM
 

After crunching a few numbers, Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy has given Texas a B on its report card for personal finance education. The aim of Champlain’s study is to encourage teaching students, especially high schoolers, more about personal finance, in the hopes of avoiding future financial crises and keeping children savvy of their financial ... view article arw

District creates committee to drive toward transportation solutions

April 2408:19 AM
 

A group of Katy ISD officials, staff members and concerned parents have been meeting since January in an effort to develop solutions to the district’s transportation challenges.  “The Transportation Committee was formed to gain input from various stakeholders to consider various options for a transportation model,” Katy ISD spokeswoman Denisse Cantu said.  view article arw

San Antonio school districts announce security plans for Thursday

April 2408:18 AM
 

The two largest school districts in San Antonio announced security plans for Thursday in the wake of a threat made to unidentified elementary school. North East Independent School District plans to implement a "closed campus" policy. District officials said classes will be held as usual. In a letter addressed Wednesday to the NEISD community, Superintendent Brian Gottardy said, "... view article arw

Denton ISD Makes Dramatic Grading Changes

April 2408:17 AM
 

The Denton Independent School District is throwing traditional grading methods right out the window, shifting to a new way of assessing their students. The change is going to happen for kids from 6th to 12th grade beginning next year. Teachers will still be handing out letter grades, but the means of calculating those scores will be different than just about ... view article arw

Classes canceled at Queen City schools after wreck causes water problems

April 2408:16 AM
 

Water pressure has been restored in Queen City after a car plowed into a fire hydrant on Highway 59 early Wednesday morning.The resulting damage required city crews to open other fire hydrants to relieve the pressure, which left water customers with little more than a trickle for a few hours Mayor Harold Martin says the repairs have since been ... view article arw

LISD School Board Candidate Brett Underwood Shares Thoughts On Dropout Rate, Bond Elections and Camp

April 2408:15 AM
 

On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, LISD School Board candidate Brett Underwood spoke with Chad Hasty about his campaign for the at large position. Underwood said that, in comparison to the city council races, the school board elections tend to get glossed over. However, he argued that schools are a vital part of all neighborhoods and ... view article arw

Comfort ISD board sets May 1 vote on hiring superintendent

April 2408:14 AM
 

Comfort school trustees are slated to vote May 1 on hiring Leslie Vann to replace Superintendent John Chapman, who stepped down in January after leading the 1,140-student district in Kendall County for seven years. The board picked Vann, now director of finance and operations at Lamesa ISD, on April 10 as the sole finalist for the post that ... view article arw

Lockdown lifted at 3 BISD schools

April 2408:10 AM
 

Beaumont ISD lifted lockdown Wednesday about 2:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Fletcher Elementary and Pathways Learning Center after a nearby shooting. Beaumont ISD placed the schools on lockdown as precaution in response to a shooting at the 1200 block of Avenue A at about noon. view article arw

Houston: HISD wants to hear Your Voice in customer satisfaction survey

April 2408:08 AM
 

Last year, more than 125,000 people responded to the confidential survey. This feedback was used to identify strengths and to guide administrators when creating their school improvement plans. Results are also reported annually as part of the Board Monitoring System also known as the district “scorecard.” view article arw

Defender program comes forward to S&S CISD school board - See more at: http://heralddemocrat.com/new

April 2408:06 AM
 

The Sadler Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss proposed Board and district policy changes that will enable the District to adopt its proposed Defender program during a regular meeting on Thursday. The program will allow the District to authorize select teachers to carry concealed handguns on District campuses as an added form of security. view article arw

Architect pleads guilty to role in Progreso ISD bribery scandal

April 2408:05 AM
 

A McAllen-based architect has pleaded guilty to his role in the "Pay To Play" bribery scandal at the Progreso Independent School District. Jesus Bustos appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Hittner in Houston on Wednesday morning. The 58-year-old architect pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge admitting that he used bribery to land multi-million dollar construction contracts with the ... view article arw

Clear Creek ISD announces Principals of the Year

April 2408:05 AM
 

The Clear Creek Independent School District is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Principals of the Year. Nominated by their peers as both campus and district leaders, Clear Brook High School’s Michele Staley is the CCISD Secondary Principal of the Year and Clear Lake City Elementary Principal Jepsey Kimble is the CCISD Elementary Principal of the Year. The dynamic ... view article arw

State downgrades BISD’s financial rating

April 2408:04 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency on Wednesday downgraded Beaumont ISD's financial accountability rating to "substandard" because the district failed to submit an audit report completed by an independent party. view article arw

Paul advocates for school choice

April 2408:03 AM
 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that parents should have a choice as to where federal dollars are spent for their children’s education. “Parents should have a role and a voice when it comes to their child’s education,” Paul said ahead of a roundtable discussion on school choice in Chicago. “By nurturing the ... view article arw

In Miles’ 2nd year heading Dallas ISD, some STAAR exam results are mixed

April 2408:02 AM
 

In Superintendent Mike Miles’ second year in Dallas ISD, elementary and middle school students improved on the math STAAR exam but struggled in reading, according to preliminary results from the state. Since Miles came to the district, he has focused on classroom instruction with the aim of improving student scores. But the STAAR tests for fifth and eighth grades ... view article arw