Happy Thanksgiving!

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We will not post Wednesday - Friday! Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Posting will resume on Monday, December 1. 

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Vick Orlando, HS Principal Bangs ISD, has been named New Super of Blanket ISD.

Steven Snell, Asst. Superintendent Hutto ISD, has been named New Super of Spring Hill ISD.

Steve Lenz, Azleway Charter School , has been named New Super of Texhoma ISD.


52 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Chillicothe ISD; Search by Chillicothe ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Medina ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
Vacant Moran ISD ; Search by Moran ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Rising Star ISD; Search By Ronnie Kincaid, ESC XIV Info (Search Suspended)INFO
Vacant Red Lick ISD; Red Lick ISD Board of Trustees  Info BrochureINFO
Vacant Bullard ISD; Search By TASB Excecutive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Region 9 ESC Executive Director; ESC 9 Service CenterINFO
Vacant Lake Worth ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
Vacant Austin ISD; Ray & Associates, Inc. INFO
Vacant Calhoun County ISD; Search by  Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
Vacant Little Elm ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
Vacant Ballinger ISD; Search by Ballinger ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Everman ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Dumas ISD; Search By Dumas ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Castleberry ISD; Search by Castleberry ISD Board of Education BrochureINFO
Vacant Judson ISD; Search by McShan Consulting Firm InfoINFO
Vacant Burnham Wood Family of Charter Schools ; Search By Burnham Wood Family of Charter Schools InfoINFO
Vacant West ISD - TASB Executive Search Services; TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Maypearl ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Gruver ISD
 ; Search by Gruver ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Longview ISD; Longview ISD Board of Trustees & Dr. James WilcoxINFO
Vacant Prairie Valley ISD; Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Kermit ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Borden County ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Jacksonville ISD; Search by  TASB ESS Search Team INFO
Vacant Clarendon ISD; Search by Clarendon ISD Board More InfoINFO
Vacant Brenham ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Frankston ISD - , Asst. Superintendent,Longview ISD; Search By Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Grape Creek ISD - Barbie McMath, Asst. Superintendent,Whitesboro ISD; Search By Grape Creek ISD School Board InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Balmorhea ISD - Miguel Espino, Interim Superintendent,Balmorhea ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
Lone Finalist Freer ISD  - Steve VanMatre, Interim Superintendent,Freer ISD; Search by Freer ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Alvin ISD - James "Buck" Gilcrease, Superintendent,Hillsboro ISD; School Executive ConsultingINFO
Lone Finalist San Benito CISD  - Dr. Marc Puig, Superintendent,Cullberson Co.- Allamore ISD; Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Giddings ISD  - Roger Dees, Superintendent,Chireno ISD; Search By TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist McKinney ISD - Rick McDaniel, Asst. Supt. for Student Services,McKinney ISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. INFO
Lone Finalist Huntsville ISD - Dr. Howell Wright, Deputy Superintendent,San Marcos ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Bronte ISD - Tim Siler, High School Principal ,Hamlin ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Brochure InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lago Vista ISD - Darren Webb, Superintendent,Garrison ISD; TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Central Heights ISD - Bryan Lee Iredell ISD Superintendent, Superintendent,Iredell ISD ; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Cleveland ISD - Dr.Darrell Meyers, Superintendent,Livingston ISD; Region VI ESC - Dr. Brent HawkinsINFO
New Super Spring Hill ISD - Steven Snell, Asst. Supt.,Hutto ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super Fayetteville ISD - Jeff Harvey, Principal,Tom Bean ISD; Fayetteville ISD School Board InfoINFO
New Super Harris County Department of Education - James Colbert, Superintendent,West Orange - Cove ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Texhoma ISD - Steve Lenz, Superintndent,Azleway Charter School ; Search by Interim Superintendent, Mike Jackson and the Texoma ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Burkeville ISD - John Kent, Former Superintendent,Chester ISD; Search by Region V ESC - Danny Lovett & Marianne KondoINFO
New Super Anna ISD  - Pete Slaughter, Superintendent ,Whitesboro ISD; Search By: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Hemphill ISD - Reese Briggs , Superintendent,Kounze ISD; Search By Region V ESC - Danny Lovett & Marianne Kondo Info INFO
New Super London ISD - David Freeman, Asst. Super/Chief Academic Officer,Wichita Falls ISD; Search By Texas School SolutionsINFO
New Super Nazareth ISD - Glen Waldo, Superintendent,Sunray ISD; Search by Nazareth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Tom Bean ISD - Troy Roberts, Principal ,Grand Prairie ISD; Search by Search by: Tom Bean ISD Board of Trustees & Interim Supt. Dr. Larry BlairINFO
New Super Winters ISD  - Bruce Davis ​, Former Superintendent ,Thrall ISD; Casey, Cox & Robertson Educational ConsultantsINFO
New Super Cleburne ISD - Kyle Heath, Asst. Superintendent,Mansfield ISD ; Search by Bob E. Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Region 8 ESC Executive Director - David Fitts, Superintendent,Lake Worth ISD; Search By Education Solutions & Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Garner ISD - Rebecca Hallmark, Asst. Superintendent,Eastland ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Lubbock-Cooper ISD - Keith Bryant, Superintendent,Bullard ISD; Search By The Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Whitesboro ISD - Ryan Harper; Whitesboro ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Meyersville ISD - Kelly Dunn, Principal ,Lampasas ISD; Search By TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Corpus Christi ISD  - Dr. Roland Hernandez, Chief Administrative Officer,Corpus Christi ISD; Search by George McShan, Nolan Estes and Reuben Olivares of BWP & AssociatesINFO
New Super Breckenridge ISD - Timothy Seymore, Assistant Superintendent ,Navasota ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO

2014 Tax Rate Survey

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Obituary: Dr. Langston Kerr Former Superintendent Of Lufkin ISD

November 2508:44 AM

Dr. Langston Kerr served as a teacher, principal and superintendent for Lufkin from 1956-1973. From 1973-1994, he was a professor and Dean of Education at SFA.  I came to work as a teacher at Lufkin ISD in 1972 while Dr. Kerr was superintendent.  Dr. Kerr made a tremendous contribution to the education of students in Lufkin ISD.   view article arw


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December 2, 2014 – 9:00 – 11:30 AM - Capitol Auditorium – Austin, Texas PRE-LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

TEA releases superintendent TELL survey highlights

November 2508:41 AM

AUSTIN – Earlier this year, the Texas Education Agency conducted the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Texas Survey aimed at gathering input from the state’s superintendents.  The TELL Texas Survey is part of House Bill 2012 passed last year by the Texas Legislature, which requires TEA to develop an online teaching and learning conditions survey to be administered statewide biennially to teachers, principals, counselors and other school-based professional staff. The anonymous survey is aimed at providing valuable data for schools and districts to use in improvement planning. view article arw

Palestine school to close Dec. 1 (Honors Academy)

November 2508:39 AM

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) was notified today by Honors Academy of its decision to cease operation effective Dec. 1, 2014. TEA's revocation of the Honors Academy state charter became effective June 30, 2014. Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Honors Academy has been operating as a de facto private school at its seven campuses and falsely holding itself out as a public charter school, a violation of the Texas Education Code. view article arw

How principals can avoid ‘administrator-itis’

November 2508:37 AM

How many times have you heard that an amazing teacher has been promoted to be an administrator and wondered if that was the best use of that educator’s time? Here’s a way around this, from Lauren Hill, a National Board Certified Teacher, who teaches English at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky, and serves as teacherpreneur for the Kentucky Network to Transform Teaching to help create teacher leadership opportunities for Kentucky teachers and to support teachers as they pursue National Board Certification. She is also a Virtual Community Organizer, trainer, and blogger for theCenter for Teaching Quality. view article arw

Medical experts push for extra Epi-Pens in schools

November 2508:33 AM

Epinephrine is not required to be available in Texas schools, but medical experts say the emergency drug should be as common as a defibrillator. The drug is commonly given in pre-filled needles that people with allergies can carry in their pocket or purse, delivering a dose to the system that can reverse a reaction. Texas law allows for school districts to hold extra Epi-Pens in the event of an allergic reaction. A random sample of school districts across East Texas reveals, however, not all districts have spare doses. view article arw

Katy ISD officials approve plans for 4 new schools, architects for mass renovations

November 2508:32 AM

The Katy ISD board of trustees on Nov. 24 approved plans for four new schools and the renovation and expansion of 10 district buildings associated with the $748 million bond passed Nov. 4. At their school board meeting, trustees OK’d the design of the district’s eighth high school, 15th junior high and 38th and 39th elementary schools a week after receiving the plans. view article arw

Deer Park: DPISD Superintendent to retire

November 2508:29 AM

Deer Park Independent School District Superintendent Arnold Adair informed the Board of Trustees Monday (Nov. 17) night of his plan to retire at the end of the current school year. “The idea is to give the Board plenty of time to begin the transition and pick the District’s next superintendent,” he said. view article arw

Heath forms superintendent SAC

November 2508:29 AM

Cleburne ISD Superintendent Kyle Heath has established a new and direct link to the opinions, thoughts and ideas of a core group of individuals he values highly — the students in Cleburne ISD. Thirty students, three per grade level, from Smith and Wheat middle schools and Cleburne High School have been selected to represent their peers as members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee. view article arw

Rotan praises district hospitality

November 2508:29 AM

During his report at the Nov. 24 Glen Rose ISD board of trustees meeting, Superintendent Wayne Rotan mentioned that each district campus hosted Thanksgiving meals the previous week. view article arw

McKinney chooses veteran educator as next superintendent

November 2508:29 AM

The man who will become the new superintendent of McKinney ISD is already well known to many families in the district.  Rick McDaniel — a 27-year veteran of public education — led McKinney Boyd High School for eight years. In February, he became assistant superintendent for student services.  It was his close connection to students and experience on the front lines that earned him the job, said school board President Amy Dankel. view article arw

Kermit ISD Superintendent Bill Boyd Retiring

November 2508:29 AM

Kermit Independent School District KERMIT The Kermit Independent School District has begun the process to search for a new Superintendent. According to the Winkler County News, Superintendent Bill Boyd is retiring in the summer 2015. view article arw

Huntsville: New superintendent talks legislative wish list

November 2508:29 AM

Every two years, the Texas Legislature opens for business to pass laws and budgets that dictate state action for the following two years. It’s that time again and the usual mad dash for political positioning is underway. Dr. Howell Wright, the lone finalist for the Huntsville ISD superintendent job, is among those hoping he sees education reform that benefits school districts. view article arw

Garrison’s Webb named lone finalist at Lago Vista ISD

November 2508:29 AM

For the second time this month, a Nacogdoches County school superintendent has been named lone finalist for another district. view article arw

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Committee chair shares reasons for no vote on bond issue

November 2508:28 AM

David Denman, Chair of the Facilities Subcommittee of the 2025 Committee, delivered part of a Power Point presentation to the Aledo school board during the Public Comments portion of the November school board meeting, his remarks curbed by the three-minute limit. view article arw

New HCDE Superintendent sets sights on residing in Kingwood

November 2508:28 AM

The recently confirmed Superintendent of the Harris County Department of Education has decided to make his new home in Kingwood. James Colbert, Jr., a native of Washington D.C., was confirmed Nov. 12 as the new superintendent Harris County Department of Education. view article arw

Sulphur Bluff: SBISD names superintendent finalist

November 2508:28 AM

Sulphur Bluff Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dustin Carr the lone finalist for superintendent Thursday, Nov. 20. Carr had just been hired in the spring as secondary principal at SBISD when Jon McCullough officially tendered his resignation as superintendent in July to accept the superintendent position with North Lamar ISD. Carr’s credentials include not only teaching, coaching and principal certifications but also superintendent certification (according to Texas Education Agency), so he was asked to step up as superintendent in the interim. view article arw

Town mourns loss of former school building

November 2508:27 AM

"The school was built in 19-31" One of the oldest buildings in Winona, gone. The fire started early Sunday morning. Neighbors knew quickly something was happening. view article arw

Frenship ISD amid the leaders as one of the best school districts in Texas

November 2508:05 AM

Frenship Independent School District ranks as the 34th best school district in the state of Texas according to the Niche ratings report of school districts released last week. Additionally, two of Frenship ISD's middle school campuses – Frenship Middle School and Terra Vista Middle School – ranked in the top 100 of the more than 1,900 middle schools campuses ranked by Niche across the state. Frenship High School ranked in the top ten percent of all Texas high school campuses, and all of Frenship ISD's elementary campuses are ranked in the top 17 percent of the more than 4,000 Texas elementary campuses ranked in the report as well. view article arw

Clear Creek ISD to offer registered dental assistant program

November 2507:58 AM

Clear Creek school district is developing a two-year dentistry program to offer high school students the opportunity to learn about the dental profession as well as become registered dental assistants. The program will be housed at Clear Creek High School which is being renovated as part of the 2013 bond program. view article arw

Trustees agree on survey for failed bond issue

November 2507:45 AM

The question of why the $61.5 million Aledo ISD bond election failed to pass Nov. 4 loomed large at the November school board meeting, with the board informally agreeing to a survey to solicit the thoughts of district residents, to be administered by an outside firm. “I think it would help, geographically, to find out what pockets of the district we need to spread the information to, find out if there are things we can do to make the bond more palatable next time,” Superintendent Derek Citty said. view article arw

DISD looks for more one-on-one time to improve learning

November 2507:45 AM

As the Denison Independent School District looks for ways to improve student performance and better serve its students, the District released its Campus Site-Based Improvement Plans for its nine campuses. The annual plans highlights the performance of each campus and outline ways the school can improve on its weaknesses and utilize its strengths. view article arw

Students statewide struggling with higher math standards

November 2507:45 AM

In homes across Texas, parents say their children are in tears over math homework. Some students who used to make A’s have seen their grades plummet. Three months into the academic year, public school classrooms are absorbing the impact of the state’s tougher math standards. In many cases, concepts that used to be covered in higher grade levels now must be taught to younger children. view article arw

United: UISD places on College Board’s 5th annual AP District Honor Roll

November 2507:45 AM

The United Independent School District is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. view article arw

Grant helps students get laptops

November 2507:45 AM

The Bastrop Independent School District said it has received a notice of grant award from the Texas Education Agency for the 2015-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant. The school district will receive $100,000 to expand technology lending programs at Bastrop High School, Cedar Creek High School, Bastrop Middle School, Cedar Creek Middle School, Bastrop Intermediate School, and Cedar Creek Intermediate school. view article arw

A closer look at Texas’ truancy law

November 2507:45 AM

Texas takes skipping school seriously. It's one of only two states in the country that sees playing hooky as a criminal offense. Last year, according to the advocacy group Texas Appleseed, more than 120,000 kids across Texas were ticketed for failure to attend school. 13-year-old Carlos Abundes is one of them. view article arw

What it takes to become an AP scholar

November 2507:45 AM

Procrastination is the enemy of success. Hari Kotta kept this in mind last year to set a regular study schedule last year while taking five advanced placement courses at the South Texas Academy for Medical Professions, where he’s in his senior year. He became an AP scholar and an International AP scholar, with coursework that will help him in college. view article arw

Just the facts

November 2507:45 AM

Just the facts North of the Rio Grande, Juan Cortina is portrayed as a bandit who wreaked havoc on 19th century Tejanos efforts to settle the borderlands. Across the river hes celebrated as a hero, who led a resistance against Tejanos who claimed that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which transferred Texas from Mexican to U.S. control, also voided the private property rights of Mexican citizens who already lived there. view article arw

Tennessee: Where BATs, Mama Bears, and TREE are Working Together to Save Public Schools

November 2507:45 AM

I spoke last week to the annual convention of the Association for Career and Technical Education in Nashville. It was a great audience, and I loved meeting so many educators who are devoting their lives to preparing young people for life after school. view article arw

Harleton students collect 2,000 food items

November 2507:45 AM

Texas Land Commissioner-elect George P. Bush plans to consolidate three of the agency's previous divisions into a new entity in charge of generating energy-related revenue — a move that will mean staff cuts. view article arw

Southwest: SWISD breaks ground on new schools

November 2507:45 AM

Southwest ISD officials broke ground on a second high school and fourth middle school last week in a moment Superintendent Lloyd Verstuyft called “bittersweet.” “This is a great feeling to know we’re going to provide all these new opportunities for students,” Verstuyft explained, “But it’s also sad because we’ve had one flagship school (in Southwest High School) all these 63 years.” view article arw

Killeen ISD board to meet Tuesday

November 2507:45 AM

The Killeen Independent School District’s board of trustees will gather Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. to discuss issues relevant to the district at their regular workshop meeting. Board members meet about every other week to discuss topics pertaining to Killeen ISD, in either a workshop meeting or a regular meeting. The board often takes action at both meetings. view article arw

Fort Bend: FBISD seeks community feedback on updated feeder pattern proposal

November 2507:45 AM

Fort Bend ISD will host two community dialogue meetings to share additional feeder pattern scenarios and attendance boundaries that were developed largely due to community feedback. The first meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 1, at Austin High School (3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land, 77498). A second meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Elkins High School (7007 Knights Court, Missouri City, 77459). Both meetings will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. view article arw

Flower Mound: High School Quarterback, Students Charged With Stealing Packages From Doorsteps

November 2507:45 AM

Flower Mound police have arrested three Timber Creek High School students, including the football team’s quarterback, for allegedly stealing packages from neighborhood doorsteps. view article arw