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The Seguin Independent School District is hoping to move past a number of controversies after a new superintendent has signed on.  Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez was officially welcomed Wednesday night during a Special Meeting where his contract was approved.  It was a very short meeting and afterword the community got a chance to talk to him.  Dr. Gutierrez comes to Seguin ISD after serving as an assistant superintendent in the Plano ISD, which is North of Dallas. view article arw

The Laredo Independent School District is no longer without a superintendent. At Tuesday night's board meeting trustees officially named Dr. Sylvia Rios as the new Superintendent of Schools. view article arw

Sylvia Rios took her new seat as LISD's superintendent during a special-called meeting Tuesday. The LISD board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Rios as the superintendent. Her employment contract has not yet been finalized. Rios, who was Laredo Independent School District's chief academic officer, thanked the trustees for their vote of confidence and all those she has worked with in the past. view article arw

Little Elm ISD didn’t have to go far to find its new superintendent. He works in the same building as the current one. Monday, the LEISD Board of Trustees named Daniel Gallagher the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent. Gallagher has been the assistant superintendent for educational services for about a year.  He replaces Lowell Strike, who will retire in December. view article arw

LISD is expected to name its chief academic officer, Sylvia Rios, as superintendent during a special-called meeting today. On June 21, the Laredo Independent School District board of trustees named Rios as the lone finalist for superintendent. Under state law, the school board has 21 days to negotiate a contract with the finalist. Upon reaching an agreement, the board would vote to appoint her superintendent. view article arw

Pine Tree ISD's superintendent is getting a 3 percent raise, and parents also will see new faces leading some of its campuses in 2017-18.  The district announced Monday that it has named new principals to lead Pine Tree Middle School and ExCEL High School.  Mikey White has been tapped to lead Pine Tree Middle School. White previously worked as principal at Drane Intermediate School in Corsicana ISD. view article arw

Donny Lee, former principal of Frankston High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as the 2017-18, Region 7, Outstanding High School Principal of the Year. Lee is now Superintendent of Oakwood Independent School District. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the 20 regional education centers in the state. As the Region 7 winner, Lee will compete for the state title of Texas High School Principal of the Year. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers in their regions. view article arw

Before he arrived at the Bridgeport ISD administration office as superintendent three weeks ago, Brandon Peavey knew a little bit about the Bulls.  Brandon Peavey  He previously worked in North Texas at Keller ISD, and he also attended a track meet in town years ago.  “It was one of the warmest days I’ve ever experienced, and by the end, it was one of the coldest,” Peavey said.  But Peavey didn’t come to Bridgeport for the ever-changing weather. He and his family had hoped to move back to North Texas from the Beaumont area, where Peavey worked as superintendent at Hardin ISD, to be closer to his parents and brother. After receiving feedback from friends who knew the district and former superintendent Dr. Eddie Bland, Peavey decided to apply for the Bridgeport job. view article arw

Coahoma ISD’s SUPERintendent

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Dr. Amy Jacobs has put the super in superintendent. The West Texas native was recognized as the region 18 Superintendent of the Year. “I was very honored, but also very appreciative of everybody,” Dr. Jacobs said. “My family, everybody that’s been on this journey with me.” view article arw

The search for a new superintendent of SBCISD is inching closer and closer to the finish line. After switching consulting firms, the board of trustees now has close to 50 applications to look over. With the help of JG consulting, that number will be lowered as those who do not meet the criteria set forth by the board are weeded out. According to the consulting firm’s website, the next superintendent must “be a proven leader of academic growth for all students in diverse communities.” view article arw

Former Bryan school district superintendent Tommy Wallis has lost his attempt to hold the district in civil contempt of court for not protecting documents critical of his job performance. view article arw

 Red Oak Independent School District welcomed its new district superintendent, Dr. Mike Goddard, and his wife, Dena, during a special reception at the high school Tuesday evening. Members of the community, as well as district staff, gathered to greet and listen to the new superintendent’s direction for Red Oak ISD. view article arw

The Bryan school district will not be held responsible for the release of court-sealed documents to media about Kirbyville Superintendent Tommy Wallis's forced resignation from Bryan ISD, a Travis County district judge ruled on Wednesday. view article arw

Julee Becker, Slaton Independent School District superintendent, has recently been announced a nominee for the 2017 Superintendent of the Year Award. view article arw

Dr. Thomas Randle of Lamar Consolidated ISD has been named the 2017 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. "Dr. Thomas Randle is truly a servant leader, dedicated to providing 'A Proud Tradition - A Bright Future' for each and every student, educator, parent and community member in Lamar Consolidated ISD," Region 4 ESC Executive Director Dr. Pam Wells said in a news release. view article arw

Superintendent Jim Vaszauskas will represent Mansfield ISD and the North Texas region at a state competition where he could win a $5,000 prize. Vaszauskas was named the 2017 Region 11 Superintendent of the Year, beating out 77 public school districts and 52 charter schools. He’ll compete against superintendents from across the state at the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards (TASA/TASB) convention on Oct. 6. view article arw

Over the past two weeks, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees has been interviewing candidates for the position of Superintendent of Coppell ISD. The Board is pleased to announce the lone finalist for the position at this time as current CISD Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Brad Hunt. view article arw

A personal quest to make an impact on students saw Dr. Philip J. Savini Jr. through three school districts numerous roles and perhaps, most importantly, countless memories. After 35 years in public education, the Brownsville Area School District superintendent retired at the end of June. At age 57, Savini leaves the profession having served as leader of his childhood school district for nearly a decade.  view article arw

Decatur ISD officially has a new superintendent. The school board held a brief meeting Thursday and voted unanimously to employ Dr. Judi Whitis, who had been named the lone finalist for the job last month. Due to state law, the school board had to wait at least 21 days after naming the finalist before holding an official vote. view article arw

 As he starts at Midland ISD office on Monday, Orlando Riddick leaves behind a school district where he built relationships. Before being named MISD superintendent, he said he expected to form similar partnerships with people in the Tall City. “They’re ready,” Riddick said in May. “That’s what draws me to Midland.” In his former role as superintendent of Cedar Hill ISD, Riddick communicated with business owners, parents and faith leaders near the district, located southwest of Dallas. view article arw

An awful lot of people want to be San Benito’s school superintendent. But do they have what it takes? Not necessarily. “In total we’ve received about 47 applicants off the top of my head,” said James Guerra, president and CEO of JG Consulting. view article arw

 In his first week on the job, Superintendent Stetson Roane vowed to work to take the school district “to the next level.”  Roane took office on Monday, less than a week after school board members voted 5-2 to hire him for the district’s top job. “I am ready to work hard for our students to ensure they have the best educational opportunities available,” Roane said yesterday in a statement. view article arw

(Austin)—Regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award have been announced. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. Regional superintendents of the year nominated by regional selection committees are: read more arw

The San Elizario Independent School District has a new leader.  School board members with the district voted unanimously this week to hire Tornillo Independent School District Superintendent Jeannie Meza-Chavez.  Chavez, who takes charge of the district on July 25, will earn an annual salary of $135,000, according to officials. She replaces Superintendent Sylvia Hopp, who retired in June after 17 years with the district.   view article arw

Superintendent for Coahoma ISD, Amy Jacobs, was nominated for this year's Superintendent of the Year Award.  The award is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. Every year one superintendent from each of the 20 Texas regions is nominated.  view article arw

A special education teacher who was transferred by Garland ISD in January 2016 after allegedly breaking a boy's arm,  continued physically and sexually abusing students for five more months, according to two recently-filed lawsuits. Michael Roell, 36, was arrested in June 2016 by Sachse police on a single felony charge of indecency with a child by contact. He was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to face a Dallas County judge July 31. The federal suits, which both name Garland ISD as the defendant, allege abuse dating to December 2015, when Roell was assigned to Pathfinder Achievement Center. Pathfinder is an alternative learning campus in Garland. view article arw

A lone finalist has been named in the search for a superintendent for Shepherd ISD with Rick Hartley selected to replace Steve Pierce. The search for a new superintendent began in early June with eight candidates in the initial running. The school board's second round of interviewing began on June 17 between the final two candidates. view article arw

As if major high school renovations tied to an $8.4 million bond are not enough of a transition to go through in the next two years for Valley Mills ISD, the district also will be getting a new superintendent. Judi Whitis, who served as the district’s superintendent for three years, will start in her new position as Decatur ISD’s superintendent Monday. view article arw

Region 16’s top superintendent and school board were announced Wednesday by state education associations. The Texas Association of School Boards named Miami ISD Superintendent Donna Hale the 2017 superintendent of the year for Region 16, which contains the Texas Panhandle, and the Texas Association of School Administrators named the Canadian ISD Board of Trustees the panhandle’s top school board. view article arw

The Ninth Court of Appeals denied a petition from the family of Kirbyville High School Principal Dennis Reeves asking to extend a temporary restraining order, leaving it to expire on Friday.  Chip Ferguson, attorney for Reeves' family, had asked the court to allow a temporary injunction hearing scheduled Friday to continue, despite their ruling last week to stay all action in Jefferson County District Court.  view article arw

Seguin ISD’s Board of Trustees is looking at a Plano ISD assistant superintendent to fill the top administrative position at the district.  During the regular board meeting on Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to name Matthew Gutierrez as the lone finalist for the superintendent’s position.  “I am very excited for this opportunity to come to Seguin ISD and to serve the students in this district,” Gutierrez said following the vote. “I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you. It is an honor to be here this evening with the Seguin ISD community.” view article arw

Dr. Marc Faulkner, China Spring ISD superintendent, has been named the Region 12 Superintendent of the Year and a nominee for the Texas Superintendent of the Year. He has served as superintendent in China Spring ISD since 2012. According to district leaders, Faulkner focuses on continually striving for improvement in CSISD. His actions and attitude focus on implementing systems, policies and practices that encourage his students, his faculty and his community to strive for excellence. view article arw

Our public school finance system in Texas has been broken for the past three decades, yet no meaningful solutions have been passed and implemented. Is this because the people that we elect to do our bidding in the legislature do not have the capacity or resources to come up with a solution or is it because they simply do not care about public education and the 5.3 million students in Texas Public Schools? If you listen to their words, they will say that they care and that they are supportive of Texas public education, but if you look at their actions or in this case, their inaction, then you will find the answer. view article arw

The board of trustees of the Lexington Independent School District has contracted with Arrow Educational Services, Inc. to assist them in their search for a new superintendent.  As of this date, the application deadline has not been set. Updates will be available on as the search progresses.    read more arw

Matthew Gutierrez, whose quick-moving education career began in San Antonio in 2002, has been named the sole finalist to succeed Stetson Roane as superintendent in the Seguin Independent School District. view article arw