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A come-and-go reception was held at The Silo Tuesday afternoon to congratulate LaTonya Goffney for being named Texas Superintendent of the Year.Sweetened bacon on skewers, guacamole and shrimp-stuffed chips, vegetable cups and a table of fruit with a large LP for Lufkin Panthers made out of blackberries were among the delicacies served by Tomé Catering. read more arw

Congratulations La Tonya Goffney and Lufkin ISD.  The reception is evidence that the hometown is proud of their superintendent and their schools.  I was there,  our senator and representative was there, Hudson ISD superintendent and CFO also attended.  read more arw

The Teague Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees, at its November 7thmeeting, named Chris Skinner as finalist for superintendent. By law, the Board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Skinner. Chris Skinner is slated to replace Interim Superintendent Ray Matthews.  The Board selected four applicants for initial interviews. Two applicants were invited back for a second interview. With the second round of interviews completed, the Board voted to name Chris Skinner as the lone finalist on November 7th. The Board is scheduled to vote to offer a contract to Skinner November 30th.  Chris Skinner has been with Teague ISD since 2007. He has served as Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Facilities during his time with Teague ISD. view article arw

SKINNER IS NEXT TEAGUE ISD LEADER

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The Teague Independent School District Board of Trustees at its Nov. 7 meeting named Chris Skinner as finalist for superintendent. By law, the board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Skinner. Skinner is slated to replace Interim Superintendent Ray Matthews. view article arw

The La Vernia Independent School District board of trustees will begin its search for a new superintendent soon. During a special called meeting Nov. 9, the school board voted 4-3 to accept the resignation of Superintendent Jos Moreno, and in a separate action, to appoint the district’s Human Resources Director Shannon Burns as acting administrator in charge of the school district. Moreno has led the district since 2014. view article arw

The restoration of the Grand Prairie school district superintendent's classic car is the result of routine work by a gifted group of auto-tech students and not a sweet insider deal, Grand Prairie ISD officials said Thursday.  A news report Wednesday by KTVT-TV (Channel 11) said Dubiski Career High School students took a junked 1972 El Camino and restored it to pristine, "museum-quality" condition after months of extensive work. The catch: The car is owned by Superintendent Susan Simpson Hull, who is already under investigation for issues surrounding maintenance on her district-provided house. view article arw

It was her car. Give her a break - js - .  Focus on the opportunity it gave the students and the quality of the Grand Praire ISD programs - js - GRAND PRAIRIE (CBS11) – A junk car turned in an award-winning museum quality collectible.  It was all done by some gifted Grand Prairie ISD students.  But the owner of the vehicle is the school district’s superintendent which raises questions among some about about whether she should keep it.  A spokesman for Grand Prairie’s superintendent says she was just helping out auto tech students by bringing them a junk vehicle to restore.  A junk 1972 El Camino purchased by Grand Prairie ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Hull. view article arw

During its special board meeting Wednesday, the Hays CISD board of trustees unanimously voted for Eric Wright as the lone finalist in the search for a new superintendent. Wright, who is currently the superintendent of Fredericksburg ISD, has 29 years of experience in education. In 2003, he earned his superintendent certification from Stephen F. Austin State University, the same alma mater at which he earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership the year before.  view article arw

The Hays school board Wednesday night tapped Fredricksburg’s Superintendent Eric Wright to lead the district.  Trustees named Wright lone finalist over the 19,860-student district. State law requires a 21-day waiting period before the board can offer him a contract.  “This is a dynamic time for our district and we have found a leader to match the excitement and challenges we face,” said board President Merideth Keller. “Dr. Wright is the right person to lead our schools as we continue to grow in student population, expand the educational opportunities for our students, and maintain our strong sense of community and family. He will be able to help us thrive as we grow, while keeping us grounded in the core values that have made our school district a special place to live.” view article arw

The Bushland Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 6-0 Wednesday night to name Chris Wigington as the lone finalist for superintendent.  Wigington, who is currently the superintendent at Big Spring ISD, is set to replace Don Wood, who is retiring.  Per state law, the board must wait 21 days before they can finalize the selection. view article arw

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) —  A questionnaire sent to candidates for a vacant EPISD board seat claims Superintendent Juan Cabrera may be leaving within the next few months, according to a non-profit news site covering education. An article published on The74million.org Wednesday said the teacher’s union circulated the questionnaire in which one of the questions read, “It is very likely you will be participating in a superintendent search in the next eight to 12 months.  view article arw

Paradise School Board has created a timeline for its superintendent search. Former superintendent Mac Edwards resigned in June, and the board elected to wait until after the November school board election to replace him. view article arw

Bastrop school district Superintendent Steve Murray announced Tuesday night that he was retiring from his administrator position and as a school educator effective Dec. 31.  “I have been so blessed to be able to work with so many wonderful teachers and school leaders … and truly blessed to have served so many students,” Murray wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night.  Murray’s resignation comes a week after Bastrop school district voters rejected an $88.5 million school bond, with 64 percent of voters turning it down. This was the second school bond voters rejected in as many years. view article arw

After serving for almost five years as superintendent of the Aledo Independent School District, Derek Citty announced his intention to retire at the end of the school year during a Monday board of trustees meeting. “After 34 years in a variety of roles, I cannot think of a better way to cap off my journey than to end my professional career as the Superintendent of the Aledo Bearcats,” Citty said. “It was a professional goal of mine to be a Superintendent and I feel so incredibly fortunate it was here in such a wonderful district.”  Citty’s last day with the district will be June 30, 2018.  School board president Jay Stringer said in a statement that he appreciated Citty’s “unending devotion” to the school district. view article arw

Olton ISD Superintendent Vacancy

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Olton ISD is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.  Region 17 Education Service Center is assisting the Board of Trustees in the search process.  Attached to this email is information concerning the district and the application procedure.  A letter of interest, resume, and a copy of Texas Superintendent Certification can be submitted to superintendentsearch@esc17.net  or via U.S. mail to: Region 17 Education Service Center, c/o Dr. Kyle Wargo, 1111 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79416. read more arw

Crane ISD Names Lone Finalist

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Crane ISD has announced Jan Hunt as their Lone Finalist for the Crane ISD superintendent of schools position. Hunt has previously been superintendent of Grandfalls-Royalty and McCamey. Hunt currently serves as a consultant to numerous districts in West Texas and New Mexico. The start date for Ms. Hunt will be January 2nd. read more arw

Districts searching for New Supers

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Lumberton ISD and North Lamar ISD are conducting searches for new superintendents. Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Executive Search Services; North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Education Solutions and Services with Letha Hopkins and Randy Hancock leading the search. Click here for more details  read more arw

PN-G — The PN-G ISD board of trustees has named Dr. Mike Gonzales the lone finalist for superintendent of PN-G ISD. He's an assistant superintendent with that district and has been with PN-G ISD since 2010.  Prior to that service he was principal of Fletcher Elementary in BISD. view article arw

Port Neches-Groves ISD's board named Assistant Superintendent Mike Gonzales the lone finalist for superintendent Monday night.  Gonzales, 47, currently oversees Administrative Services for the district. He was previously the principal of Beaumont ISD's Fletcher Elementary before leaving in 2010. view article arw

The TASA Executive Committee is surveying the TASA membership in an effort to develop a profile of the new leader.  TASA Officers and Executive Committee Seek Input on Search for Executive Director  Last week, every member should have received an email link to that survey instrument.     It is important that all members participate.  If you cannot find the email invitation or possibly did not get one, please contact K12 Insight at SouthwestRegion@K12Insight.com.     The survey will close on Friday, November 17. read more arw

The superintendent of La Vernia ISD, Dr. Jose Moreno, has resigned following a Thursday night school board meeting. Cynthia Buerkle, the president of the La Vernia ISD Board of Trustees, confirmed Moreno's resignation in an email Friday morning.  view article arw

Each and every day in the Victoria Independent School District, we are faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as difficult situations. We identify these opportunities as defining moments. Defining moments form us and help inform others about who we are and what we stand for. The insight gained from embracing these moments provides us with the knowledge and expertise to make the right decisions and to move forward as a school district. The recent nonpassage of our 2017 Bond Election is a wonderful example of a defining moment. view article arw

The superintendent of La Vernia Independent School District has resigned after a year plagued with staggering sexual assault allegations out of La Vernia High School.  Jose Moreno resigned after the district's Board of Trustees held a public hearing Thursday evening to evaluate his 3-year stint at the district — and then voted to "invite" Moreno to resign. "The board gave no reasons for the decision," the La Vernia News posted on Facebook.  According to the News, no one in the audience spoke out against Moreno prior to the vote — only in praise of the superintendent's leadership through a particularly rocky patch view article arw

The Board of Trustees of La Vernia ISD held a Special Meeting Thursday night. After more than 2 hours in a closed session, La Vernia Board of Trustees voted to move forward with a resignation agreement for Superintendent Dr. Jose Moreno. The vote came down 4 to 3. A public hearing was first held on the proposed resignation agreement. view article arw

Six people addressed the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees about the announced retirement of Superintendent Berhl Robertson Jr., how hard it will be to replace him and their concerns about the timeline for replacing him The board met Thursday morning and heard the six comments near the beginning of the meeting, starting with two politicians who are running for the state House of Representatives. view article arw

Not a Texas article, but I have seen a lot of superintendent and board conflicts. This superintendent is not giving up. - js - TOLEDO, Ohio -- A former superintendent who resigned amid several allegations, including inappropriate contact with students in a previous job, was elected Tuesday to the district's school board. Patrick Hickey resigned in 2015 after lawyers hired by Washington Local Schools began investigating allegations of misspent funds and Hickey's failure to tell school leaders he'd been accused of inappropriate relationships with students in Michigan decades ago, according to the Associated Press.  He later was banned from the school grounds after he was accused of verbally abusing a referees at a high school basketball game and of harassing school employees. view article arw

The Perryton ISD Board of Trustees met Tuesday night in a Special Meeting for personnel issues including interviewing candidates for the position of Interim Superintendent. Following three hours in executive session, the board voted unanimously to hire Robin Fulce as Interim Superintendent. view article arw

Hutto ISD has named Dr. Robert Sormani as its new Assistant Superintendent for School Support. He will officially start with the district Wednesday, November 8. Dr. Robert Sormani has spent 18 years in education, most recently as Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Special Programs in Manor ISD. During his time in Manor ISD, he worked with a team to create a district-wide approach for early literacy, mentored several principals, and facilitated a collaborative approach to creating district-wide assessments.  view article arw

Waco Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson said he’s already seeing positive change in the district after his first 100 days on the job. “(In) the first hundred days we’ve re-organize our leadership team and brought in some of the top at educational minds in our state,” Nelson said in an exclusive interview with KWTX. “We’re really excited about the team that we’ve assembled and we look forward to moving forward at a fast progression to accomplish our goals.” view article arw

(GARLAND, TX — November 6, 2017) Following a five-month search process, Garland ISD is proud to announce its new superintendent, Dr. Ricardo López. The district’s Board of Trustees named him as lone finalist Oct. 10, and after a state-mandated 21-day waiting period, named him superintendent of schools Nov. 4. López becomes just the 10th superintendent in GISD’s more than 100-year history.  “Dr. López’s track record of strong student learning gains and his approachable, student-centered demeanor are key reasons for his selection,” said Board of Trustees President Larry Glick. “As we continue our abiding commitment to student achievement, we have identified a transformational leader focused on true 21st-century education.” view article arw

TASA Executive Director Search Survey

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There is still time to provide your input on the search for the next executive director! view article arw

For more than a decade, the leaders of Accelerated Intermediate Academy have run their small Houston charter school on a lean budget, paying teachers below-average salaries and educating kids in modest facilities resembling portable trailers. At the same time, the school's superintendent, Kevin Hicks, has drawn an annual salary of about $250,000 - a seemingly outsized sum given its roughly 275 students and 20 employees. The school is also sitting on a condo appraised at $450,000 and recently reported $12.5 million in cash reserves, records show. view article arw

Chapel Hill Independent School District soon will begin the search for a new superintendent.  Dr. Donni Cook announced her resignation on Wednesday, effective June 30, 2018.  Cook, who has served in the position for eight years, said she will retire from service as an educator, according to a news release from the district.   view article arw

A reception is being held to honor Lufkin Superintendent LaTonya Goffney for being named the 2017 Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards. The reception is a ‘‘come and go’’ event from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Silo, 206 E. Groesbeck Ave. The reception is being hosted by LISD trustees and the school administration. view article arw

Eanes school district Superintendent Tom Leonard will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Westlake Rotary Club Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Las Palomas restaurant, 3201 Bee Cave Road, No. 122. Leonard, who holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago, a master’s degree in secondary education and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University of DeKalb, Ill., took over as the Eanes school district superintendent in July 2014 view article arw