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Randolph ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Education Solutions and Services to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Dr. Tamara Vardy is beginning her 17th year in public education. She comes from a long line of proud Texas educators and administrators. Her career in education began at Harcourt Brace College Publishers in 1995 where she served as an editor and project manager. She longed to be on the campus and working with kids, so she became a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in Burleson ISD in 2002. She later became the At-Risk Coordinator at a Burleson middle school campus. From there, she became an Assistant Principal and then the Associate Academic Principal at a neighboring middle school campus. In 2009, she had the honor to serve as Principal at an elementary campus. She came to Mansfield in 2013 as Principal of Roberta Tipps Elementary where she served until 2016. She now serves as the Director of Campus Support in the department of Student Services for MISD. view article arw

Breckenridge ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Buckholts ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Winnsboro ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Hardy Cook & Hardy, P.C. to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Boyd ISD hires new superintendent

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Boyd ISD has its new leader. Boyd ISD trustees approved the hiring of Tamara Vardy as the new superintendent Monday night. Vardy, the Director of Campus Support in Student Services for Mansfield ISD, will start with the district Jan. 1. Her contract is for 2.5 years and will pay her $135,000 annually. view article arw

Clarendon new school superintendent will be no stranger to the community after beginning his education career here. Jarod Bellar was named December 4 as the lone finalist for the top school position during a called meeting of the Clarendon CISD Board of Trustees. view article arw

Farmersville Independent School District trustees have decided to take a bit of a leap of faith.  They are placing their faith in their own ability to find, screen and select a superintendent of schools for the district.  I wish them all the luck in the world as they march down this trail.  Superintendent Jeff Adams announced in October his intention to retire from a job that pays him more than $200,000 annually. He runs a district with 1,500 students attending classes on four campuses. He will leave office as soon as the district finds a new superintendent, which he hopes will be before the end of the academic year. view article arw

The Dallas schools superintendent could be eligible for up to $80,000 in incentive pay if he meets high targets the school board approved on Thursday. His four goals include improving the performance of African American students, increasing the number of students earning college degrees while still in high school and eliminating the number of failing schools in Dallas. view article arw

Todd Washburn officially assumed his role as Dripping Springs ISD superintendent Nov. 21. Formerly an associate superintendent with Eanes ISD, Washburn has lived in Dripping Springs since 2016. He sat down with Community Impact Newspaper on his second official day on the job to discuss his new role.   view article arw

Update for Monday, December 9, 2019

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Today is the deadline to file for the March 2020 primary election. Several county offices will be on the upcoming ballot. Candidates have until 6 p.m. today to file the appropriate paperwork and declare their candidacy. view article arw

Boyd ISD ready to ink superintendent

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Boyd ISD trustees are expected to make the hiring of superintendent Tamara Vardy official Monday night. Trustees named Vardy the lone finalist for the post Nov. 15 and had to wait 21 days by law before extending a contract. Boyd ISD School Board President Bill Childress said they have worked through all the details of the contract with Vardy and it will be presented to the full board for consideration Monday. view article arw

Lawton Public Schools Board of Education announced the new superintendent on Monday. According to the Lawton Public School’s Facebook page, Kevin Hime was voted in by a unanimous vote. view article arw

Mike Gilbert believes education is and always will be about people. The soon-to-retire White Oak ISD superintendent says no machine or program can replace the impact a teacher can have on a student. view article arw

The resignation of the Orangefield ISD superintendent last month was submitted amid an investigation into allegations that he harassed one or more district employees, records obtained by The Enterprise show. Stephen Patterson, who also is the current chairman of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, resigned his position with the school district on Nov. 5. In a statement that night, the school board declined to elaborate but said the resignation was “in the best interest of the district.” view article arw

Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Jarod Bellar, Superintendent of Baird ISD, as Lone Finalist for Clarendon ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

On Tuesday, December 3rd, at a Special Called Meeting, The Devine Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Dr. Todd Grandjean as the Lone Finalist for the Superintendent’s position. Current Superintendent Scott Sostarich has announced his retirement effective the end of January, 2020. State statute requires a 21 day waiting period before both parties can execute the final contract. read more arw

Daniel Gallagher, superintendent of Little Elm ISD, has been chosen to participate in the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program for the East Cohort 2022. He is one of 25 superintendents from districts across the country who was accepted into this world-class learning opportunity. view article arw

Harlandale Independent School District trustees unanimously chose a new district leader Friday night, even as a state takeover looms over the district.  Trustees voted to select Gerardo Soto, the district’s executive director of operations, as Harlandale’s new superintendent. The board named Soto the lone finalist for the job, but state law mandates trustees wait 21 days before voting to hire him. Soto would replace longtime Harlandale leader Rey Madrigal, who voluntarily retired from his position in early August, after trustees voted to start termination proceedings against him in July in the wake of a Texas Education Agency investigation that found issues with the district’s procurement practices, board dysfunction, and financial mismanagement. view article arw

After Orangefield ISD's superintendent resigned suddenly in early November, 12News reached out to request any complaints made against him. Dr. Stephen Patterson resigned from his position on Nov. 5, with Kevin Weldon stepping into the job until a permanent replacement is chosen. A news release from the district said the board wouldn't comment on the matter further when issuing a release saying the board believes his 'resignation was in the best interest of the District.' view article arw

While the person hired wouldn’t start until June 2021, Arlington is already on the hunt for its next superintendent. The Superintendent Search Committee has already formed and is in the process of searching for the next superintendent. While current Superintendent Kathy Bodie has announced she will be retiring, but not until the end of the 2020-2021 school year, committee chairman Paul Schlichtman said it is never too early to start looking. “The process does not have to be that long, the school committee could just vote on a candidate and make them the new superintendent, they have that kind of power and some towns do do that,” Schlichtman said. “Arlington has a lot of very smart people, who care about K-12 education. We want to be able to talk to teachers, staff, parents and community stakeholders through a series of focus groups and find out what they have to say.” view article arw

Jarod Bellar was named Wednesday night, December 4, as the lone finalist in the search for a new superintendent for Clarendon CISD. School trustees made that unanimous decision in a called meeting following the third and final interview in a second round of meetings with top applicants this week, according to Interim Superintendent Mike Jackson. view article arw

 Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Arrow Educational Services to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Mineola ISD board of trustees have narrowed down the 45 superintendent applications to six candidates. The first round of interviews was held Dec. 2, 3, and 5.  Candidates will be further narrowed down to two or three, and the second round of interviews will be held next week.  The lone finalist for the position of MISD superintendent should be announced at the Dec. 16 regular school board meeting. At such time, a 21-day period to research the finalist will be begin before a vote to hire or contract approval. view article arw

Pewitt CISD Board of Trustees has chosen Melissa Reid, Principal of New Boston ISD, as Lone Finalist for Pewitt CISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

San Vicente ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Dr. Jody Clements has announced his retirement from public education, and his successor has been announced. Longview ISD released the following statement on Monday: view article arw

Peaster ISD hires new superintendent

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Peaster ISD board of trustees hired Lance Johnson as the new superintendent on Monday evening at the Peaster ISD Administration Building.  view article arw

White Oak ISD Superintendent Mike Gilbert made his last school board meeting Monday night. Gilbert said he has attended about 250 board meetings in his career. The 13-year superintendent will retire from the district Dec. 20. The board approved former Gladewater ISD Superintendent Mike Morrison to serve as the interim superintendent until a replacement is hired by March 1. His first day will be Jan. 6, when students return from the Christmas break. view article arw

Board approves hiring Center ISD chief Dr. James Hockeberry to fill vacancy,  Dr. Jody Clements, Longview ISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Community Relations, has announced his retirement from public education. His last day with the district will be Dec. 20th.  "I am thankful to have been a part of LISD for these last seven years," he said. "I wish the students, staff, and community all the best!" Dr. Clements came to Longview ISD in September 2012 as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative and Pupil services. In 2016, he was moved to his current role, replacing longtime LISD administrator Andrea Mayo.   view article arw

Starting Tuesday, people interested in who should replace outgoing Superintendent Warren Drake to run the East Baton Rouge Parish school system will get three chances to speak their minds publicly at a series of community forums scheduled throughout the month. The forums will be led by an Austin-based search firm hired in October at a cost of $25,000 to help find the person who will take over the state’s second largest school district when Drake retires in June after five years at the helm. view article arw

The new DeKalb County School District superintendent should be a financially savvy veteran educator able to work collaboratively with district stakeholders, according to a candidate profile prepared by the superintendent search firm.  BWP & Associates officials said the profile is the result of numerous meetings with school board members, school district officials and DeKalb residents; and online survey results. Six community forums were held last month, and BWP consultants held interviews beginning after they were selected for the job. Hundreds of people filled out the online survey or participated in the community forums, said consultant Percy Mack, also a former DeKalb County School District employee. view article arw

The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the hire of Todd Washburn as the new DSISD Superintendent at a special meeting on Nov. 21.  Washburn was named sole finalist for the position on Oct. 30. In a press release, DSISD said “he will begin his new role leading DSISD’s seven campuses immediately.” “I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve as the next superintendent of Dripping Springs ISD,” Washburn said. “I look forward to building relationships with students, staff, parents and community members as we continue to provide a personal and exceptional education for every learner."   view article arw