HARLETON — A former East Texas school superintendent is set to return to the area soon after being named the lone finalist for the Harleton ISD superintendent position last week.  Former Union Grove ISD Superintendent Brian Gray has spent the past year serving as chief of Irion ISD in west Texas but said he is looking forward to returning to the Piney Woods after being named the lone finalist on June 11 for Harleton ISD superintendent. view article arw

Teague High School principal Teddy Clevenger is the final candidate for superintendent of Bartlett schools after a school board vote Monday.  Outgoing Superintendent Travis Edwards announced the board’s choice Tuesday morning. Edwards has accepted a position as superintendent of Hitchcock Independent School District in the Galveston area.  State law requires a 21-day waiting period after a finalist is chosen before the board can officially hire Clevenger. view article arw

The Del Valle school board has named Annette Villerot as acting superintendent effective Wednesday.  Villerot, who has been with the district for two years, has been serving as deputy superintendent for Del Valle. She steps into the new role as Superintendent Kelly Crook makes her departure, which is effective June 27. Villerot then will transition from acting superintendent to interim superintendent beginning July 1. Before she came to the district in 2017, Villerot served as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Pflugerville, Comal and Manor school districts. view article arw

Navarro ISD Board of Trustees continues to show its support to Superintendent Dee Carter after 12 years. The board voted unanimously to award Carter a 3% pay raise for the new school year, a $800 per year increase in her auto allowance and a one- year contract extension following a two hour closed-door session during a regular meeting on Monday. view article arw

The Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees named Deputy Superintendent Dr. Annette Villerot Acting Superintendent effective June 19 and Interim Superintendent effective July 1 for the Del Valle Independent School District. view article arw

The Santa Fe school board has extended the contract for its superintendent and gave the former New Mexico secretary of education a pay hike. The board voted Monday to extended Superintendent Veronica García's contract by a year to June 2021 and approved a 6% raise. view article arw

After about 10 months as Ector County Independent School District’s interim superintendent, Jim Nelson is about to enter the next chapter in his life. An attorney, former Texas education commissioner, executive director of the national AVID program, among other things, Nelson plans to take a break starting at the end of June and then possibly do some consulting work. The district held a reception for Nelson Monday in the dining room of the administration building. view article arw

Central ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Justin Risner, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/ Special Programs Director of Central ISD, as Lone Finalist for Central ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education on Monday, June 17, unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent Jeremy Williams, a full year before his current deal expires. “We remain positive about where we’re heading,” board chair John Filson said. Filson told The Times in May that the board was already considering the details of a new contract. view article arw

A retired school superintendent — weary of the sameness of approaching his job in the traditional manner — dreamed of serving in an unlikely place. The school was in a swamp long since drained, and locals said alligators hadn’t been seen there in years. During his professional years, the dreamer said he took on challenges daily, hoping to prevail most of the time.  He claimed never worrying about being swallowed by a whale. It crossed his mind, however, that odds were 50-50 that he might be nibbled to death by a thousand minnows. view article arw

Vince Viaille with Specialized Public Finance, Inc. met with the Hart School Board on June 4 in the Board Room. He presented an overview of the Plan of Finance after voters approved (on May 4) a bond referendum authorizing the issuance of $2,000,000. This financing will be structured with an amortization over 15 years and will level annual debt service payments. The Board had previously approved using SPFI to handle the bond process, according to former Hart ISD Superintendent David Cox. The bonds will be sold to investors on July 24. Viaille told the Board that they will meet with him on that day in the evening to award the bond to the lowest bidder. Closing is scheduled for August 22, at which time, the proceeds from the issuance will be deposited into the construction fund account for the District. view article arw

Frankston: Allen mum on leave

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John Allen, superintendent of the Frankston Independent School District, declined to comment Friday about the school board's decision this week to place him on administrative leave. He stated only that he knew nothing about a pending investigation referenced by the Frankston School Board Tuesday night. Allen, who has about two years left on his contract, continues to receive his annual salary of $122,500. Members of the school board made their decision during a closed executive session. view article arw

Oakwood ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Russell Holden, High School Principal of Cayuga ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Oakwood ISD.  Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Edgewood ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Kristin Prater, Director of Student Services of Edgewood ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Edgewood ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Ennis ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jay Tullos, Superintendent of Canton ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Ennis ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Harleton ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Brian Gray, Superintendent of Irion County ISD, as Lone Finalist for  Harleton ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Richard Milburn Academy 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

With Klein ISD Superintendent Bret Champion’s impending resignation, the KISD board of trustees is already searching for the district’s next leader. In Texas, the local elected school board of trustees is responsible for hiring superintendents, according to the Texas Education Agency. view article arw

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a school district is the school superintendent. The superintendent is essentially the face of the district. They are most responsible for the successes of a district and most assuredly responsible when there are failures. The role of a school superintendent is broad. It can be rewarding, but the decisions they make can also be especially difficult and taxing. It takes an exceptional person with a unique skill set to be an effective school superintendent. view article arw

As Gonzales Independent School District transitions from one superintendent to another, Dr. Kim Strozier’s title and assignment of duties will officially change June 17 when the school district hires John Schumacher as their new superintendent. “We can’t have two superintendents,” Gonzales ISD Board President Glenn Menking said at the meeting. “Her contract goes through the end of August, so from the time between June 17, next Monday, and the end of August, [Strozier] has agreed to a title change.” view article arw

The Central ISD Board of Trustees named Justin Risner the lone finalist for superintendent of schools during its regular meeting Thursday evening.  “I’m honored for the opportunity,” Risner said. “I’m very excited for what the future holds, and I’m proud to be a part of this community and this school.”Risner is the assistant superintendent of curriculum/special programs director. He has worked at Central ISD for 15 years and for Hudson ISD for two years.“The Central ISD board is very excited to select Mr. Justin Risner as the lone finalist for superintendent position at Central ISD,” board president Brant Lee said. “Mr. Risner brings 15 years of educational experience at Central ISD and is extremely qualified for the position.” read more arw

Lovejoy Independent School District trustees last week selected Michael Goddard, Ph.D, who was the first principal of Lovejoy High School, as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. The board made its decision Tuesday, June 4. The post has been open since former superintendent Ted Moore was placed on administrative leave in February amid allegations of inappropriate conduct. view article arw

Boyd ISD trustees started the process of finding the district’s next superintendent with its search team Monday. Superintendent Ted West resigned last month after being named the superintendent at Electra ISD. West attended Monday’s meeting, his last before starting his new job. The district hired Leslie Vann, a former superintendent at Comfort ISD to serve as the interim superintendent. Vann was also at Monday’s meeting. view article arw

Whiteface ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Nate Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent of Plains ISD, as Lone Finalist for Whiteface ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Brownsville ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Rene Gutierrez, Superintendent of Edinburg ISD, as Lone Finalist for Brownsville ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Seminole ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Kyle Lynch, Superintendent of Canadian ISD, as Lone Finalist for Seminole ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

The Shiner school board members identified Tuesday their top pick for the district’s next superintendent. Members selected Alex Remschel as their primary candidate for the job, said Andrew Schacherl, the school board president. Remschel is currently the assistant superintendent of the Academy school district in Little River-Academy. The selection came almost three months after the district’s superintendent, Trey Lawrence, announced he would retire at the end of the school year. view article arw

The Klein Independent School District has named Jenny McGown as its lone finalist to succeed former Superintendent Bret Champion. McGown, who serves as the district's deputy superintendent, was introduced as the lone finalist on June 6. As per the state statute, she will be officially sworn as Klein ISD's new superintendent on June 28, and assume her new role on July 1. view article arw

Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott was recently named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Agency (NWRESA), an organization that provides professional services, staff development and support for public schools in the region. The Regional Superintendent of the Year Award winner is chosen by fellow superintendents from the 12 school districts in Northwest North Carolina. Award winners from each of the eight regions are eligible to go on to win statewide recognition for their work. view article arw

A retired school superintendent–weary of the sameness of approaching his job in the traditional manner–dreamed of serving in an unlikely place. The school was in a swamp long since drained, and locals said alligators hadn’t been seen there in years. During his professional years, the dreamer said he took on challenges daily, hoping to prevail most of the time.  He claimed never worrying about being swallowed by a whale. It crossed his mind, however, that odds were 50-50 that he might be nibbled to death by a thousand minnows. view article arw

The Region 7 Education Service Center announced Monday that Whitehouse ISD Superintendent Dr. Christopher Moran has been named the 2019 Regional Superintendent of the Year. Moran completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Evangel University, a private university in Springfield, Missouri. After graduation, he began his teaching career in various districts, including Franklin Road Christian School in Southfield, Michigan, and Ingram ISD in Ingram, Texas. Moran then moved to Whitehouse ISD where he began teaching world geography and coaching a variety of sports. While teaching in Whitehouse, Moran continued his education and completed his Master of Education in educational administration and professional mid-management at the University of Texas at Tyler in 2001. He then completed his doctoral degree and superintendent certificate at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005. view article arw

Brownsboro ISD is searching for an outstanding, qualified administrator to lead the school district. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

The decision was made following an executive session during a special board meeting held Tuesday night.  FRANKSTON, Texas — After three years of increased employee turnover rates, multiple investigations and a spike in parents pulling their children from the district, the Frankston Independent School District Board of Trustees has decided to place Superintendent John Allen on paid administrative leave. view article arw

Marlin school district Superintendent Michael Seabolt was suspended by the district’s board of managers on Wednesday, but his attorneys argue the action is invalid because of how the board handled the vote.  That board voted 4-1 to suspend Seabolt and investigate his performance, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported. Assistant Superintendent Remy Godfrey will now serve as acting superintendent. view article arw

Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce Dr. Christopher Moran, Whitehouse ISD Superintendent of Schools, as the 2019 Regional Superintendent of the Year.  Dr. Moran completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Evangel University, a private university in Springfield, MO. After graduation, he began his teaching career in various districts, including Franklin Road Christian School (Southfield, MI) and Ingram ISD (Ingram, TX.) Moran then moved to Whitehouse ISD where he began teaching World Geography and coaching a variety of sports. While teaching in Whitehouse, Moran continued his education and completed his Master of Education in Educational Administration and Professional Mid-Management at the University of Texas at Tyler in 2001. He then completed his Doctoral degree and Superintendent Certificate at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005.  view article arw