Largent Consulting announces that the Chireno ISD school board has named Michael Skinner as the Lone Finalist for their superintendent position. Mr. Skinner is currently the Secondary Principal in Bartlett ISD, previously serving as an Assistant Principal in Giddings.  Prior to becoming an administrator, he served stints as a teacher/coach at A&M Consolidated, Houston Westside, Kingwood, and Longview. Mr. Skinner is a graduate of Hallsville ISD and has a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas and an M.Ed. in Education Administration from Prairie View A&M. After the mandatory 21-day waiting period is over and his contract is signed, the Superintendent-elect will assume his duties in Chireno on January 1, 2020. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Peaster ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Lance Johnson, Superintendent of Randolph Field ISD, as Lone Finalist for Peaster ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

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

Former Highland Park ISD Superintendent Cathy Bryce will receive the 2019 Golden Deeds for Education award. The Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development co-present the award, which is meant to honor someone who improved the educational system in the state. Bryce will receive her award Nov. 13 in Bryan. view article arw

Decatur ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Dr. Joseph Coburn, Chief Schools Officer of Lewisville ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Decatur ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Results from the 2019­–2020 TASB/TASA Superintendent Salary Survey are available now in DataCentral.  Highlights from the statewide data are available for download and cover typical salaries, pay increases, experience, bonuses, and other benefits. 690 districts participated, representing 68 percent of districts in Texas. view article arw

The Round Rock school board gave Superintendent Steve Flores a mixed review Monday night, approving a performance bonus but choosing not to extend his contract past June 2022. Motions to give Flores a $4,200 bonus and a one year salary increase of 3.5% passed with a unanimous vote and a 5-2 vote, respectively. But a motion to extend his contract to 2023 failed in a 3-4 vote. view article arw

Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores received a 3.5%, one-year pay raise following his annual review by the RRISD board of trustees on Nov. 11. Flores’s former annual salary was $301,190. He will now earn approximately $311,730, and he will receive a one-time incentive and performance payment of $4,200 for meeting board targets, the board said. view article arw

A Texas school superintendent is speaking out about a viral video that shows a substitute assaulting a student. Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright says he was disgusted when he saw the video of a 16-year-old Lehman County High School student being assaulted by 32-year old Tiffani Lankford in the classroom. Wright says Lankford came highly recommended from another school district in the state and was also a certified educator. view article arw

The Belton Independent School District wants more input from residents to guide its superintendent search. view article arw

Randolph Field Independent School District Superintendent Lance Johnson told staff Friday he plans to leave the 1,467-student military district for a new superintendent job outside of Fort Worth at the end of the fall semester. Under Johnson’s leadership, RFISD became one of the highest-ranked school systems in Bexar County and in the state, scoring an A for the past two years on Texas’ accountability system. view article arw

EAST ST. LOUIS – Arthur Culver, Superintendent of East St. Louis #189, was recognized with the Excellence in Education Award by Cognia, formerly AdvancED, during the 2019 Midwest Region Cognia Connect Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  Cognia is a non-profit continuous improvement organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and provides resources, tools and support to education leaders across the globe to ensure all learners realize their full potential. Nominations for this award were received from a variety of sources including volunteers, Engagement Review team members, Lead Evaluators, Field Consultants, Cognia Advisory Committee members, and staff. view article arw

Boyd ISD's superintendent search process has reached its second phase with four candidates vying for the position. view article arw

Decatur ISD: Wait is over

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For three weeks, Joseph Coburn waited for Thursday night. With a unanimous vote from Decatur ISD trustees, the veteran educator was officially named the new superintendent for the district. view article arw

The law firm Thompson and Horton LLP is assisting the Belton School District in its search for its next superintendent. Wednesday and Thursday, representatives met with diverse focus groups to discover what community members were looking for in the districts next leader. The groups were made up of teachers, parents, students, civic leaders, business leaders and others. view article arw

Peaster ISD board of trustees selected Lance Johnson as the lone finalist for superintendent and approved proceeding on contract negotiations on Thursday evening in a unanimous vote. Johnson is currently the superintendent at Randolph Field ISD, which is near San Antonio. Johnson has had that position for 8 years and has also been superintendent of two other districts, Peaster ISD Interim Superintendent Rod Townsend said. Johnson is married and has a daughter, Townsend said. view article arw

Former Laredo ISD superintendent Garciela Chavez Ramirez passed away Monday. Ramirez served as the district’s first female superintendent in 1995. view article arw

Community members want the next Belton schools superintendent to be experienced with multiple high schools and growing districts while also having balanced professional and personal lives. David Thompson and Mike Moses — the two consultants hunting for Belton Independent School District’s next superintendent — briefed the school board Thursday on three focus group meetings view article arw

Update for Thursday, November 7, 2019

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DECATUR ISD TO HIRE SUPERINTENDENT- Decatur ISD trustees are expected to offer a contract to new superintendent Joseph Coburn tonight. Coburn, the Chief Schools Officer at Lewisville ISD, was named the lone finalist for the superintendent’s job Oct. 16. The meeting starts at 6. Trustees will also consider a resolution for Carly Cloud’s Level III grievance, which was heard last month. view article arw

12News Investigates looked into what led up to her departure. The search for answers led to Pagosa Springs, Colorado.   According to an arrest document obtained by 12News, Pagosa Springs Police officers arrested Matterson on October 19.   An officer was called to a Sonic to check out a vehicle that was on a curb.   Police found Matterson walking around according to police records. When asked where she was coming from, she said, "Texas."  view article arw

In a press release from the Orangefield ISD School Board stating: Dr. Stephen Patterson has announced his resignation as Superintendent of the Orangefield Independent School District effective November 5, 2019. Although the Board will not be commenting on this personnel matter in more detail as a professional courtesy, we do believe Dr. Patterson’s resignation was in the best interest of the District. view article arw

Steve Flores, Round Rock ISD superintendent for the past six years, has been named the Central Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. The chamber will recognize Flores at its annual State of Education on Nov. 14. “Dr. Flores has made an enormous impact on creating a culture of high expectations in Round Rock ISD,” said Drew Scheberle, Austin Chamber senior vice president, education, in a Nov. 6 release. “He doesn’t shirk from a challenge or make excuses for low performance. From the beginning of his tenure, Dr. Flores has been a unifier. He helped the Chamber and education partners come together on smart metrics for student success, and he has led by example in focusing on college/career readiness.” view article arw

Harlandale Independent School District trustees, trying to stabilize the district amid the uncertainty created by the state education commissioner’s stated intentions to replace the board, could name a new superintendent at the end of the year. Trustees closed the application period last Friday and received a diverse pool of more than 15 applications, District Lawyer Robert “Woody” Wilson said. Most of the candidates have experience as a superintendent, he added. view article arw

The Austin Chamber of Commerce named Round Rock school district Superintendent Steve Flores as 2019 Central Texas Superintendent of the Year. The chamber will honor Flores, who has led the district for the past six years, at its annual State of Education on Nov. 14. view article arw

Del Valle 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

Idalou 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

Kermit ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Jose Lopez, Superintendent of Taft ISD, as Lone Finalist for Kermit ISD  ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Danbury ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Nancy Sandlin, Superintendent of Buckholts ISD, as Lone Finalist for  Danbury ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Todd Washburn, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment of Eanes ISD, as Lone Finalist for Dripping Springs ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Decatur ISD set to ink superintendent

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Decatur ISD trustees are expected to offer a contract to new superintendent Joseph Coburn Thursday. Coburn was named the lone finalist for the superintendent’s job Oct. 16. By law, the district had to wait 21 days to extend a contract to Coburn, who is currently the Lewisville ISD Chief Schools Officer. “We have a tentative agreement that will be presented to the board,” said School Board President Charlie Tibbels. “We’ll discuss it in closed session and then hopefully come out and approve it.” view article arw

The Texas Association of School Administrators has picked Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District’s Superintendent, Keith Bryant, as the Texas nominee for the 2020 National Superintendent of the Year. This award is given by the School Superintendents Association and will be announced during a conference in San Diego on Feb. 13. Bryant has been a member of TASA since 2012, currently serving as the Region 17 representative, and chairs the TASA Advocacy Committee. view article arw

Todd Washburn was named the lone finalist to become the new Dripping Springs ISD superintendent by the DSISD Board of Trustees at its meeting on Oct. 30.  view article arw

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