Hull-Daisetta ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Tim Bartram, Superintendent of Aspermont ISD, as Lone Finalist of Hull-Daisetta ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Kennedale ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Chad Gee, Superintendent of Yorktown ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Kennedale ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

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Flour Bluff Independent School District's superintendent is saying goodbye to South Texas. Brian Schuss, who has been with the district for more than 10 years, submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees on Friday, according to a news release.  view article arw

Flour Bluff Independent School District's superintendent is saying goodbye to South Texas. Brian Schuss, who has been with the district for more than 10 years, submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees on Friday, according to a news release.  view article arw

Dr. Trent Lovette, La Vernia Independent School District superintendent, has been relieved of his duties and placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation. The decision was made by the district trustees following an almost 2-hour closed session during a special called board meeting that began at 6pm Sunday night.   Lovette has been with the district since the spring, replacing Dr. Jose Moreno.  view article arw

Santa Rosa 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

Whitewright 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

Spring Hill ISD trustees chose Decatur ISD’s former chief as the district’s interim superintendent Thursday, Board President Mark White said.  Rod Townsend will start on Nov. 26, the Monday after the district’s Thanksgiving break, White said. Townsend will come to the district with than 20 years of administrative experience and retired from Decatur ISD after seven years as superintendent.  The trustees voted Monday to interview candidates after Superintendent Steve Snell accepted a job at Liberty Hill ISD last week. All of the candidates for interim chief were highly recommended and “extremely good,” White said. view article arw

Alvin ISD Superintendent Buck Gilcrease announced Tuesday evening that he will retire once the district's board of trustees names a new leader in the spring of 2019. Gilcrease, who has been with the district since 2014, became eligible for retirement last year. He told those gathered at a regular school board meeting that serving as the Brazoria County ISD's superintendent was the highlight of his career. view article arw

Deputy superintendent Ken Gregorski has been filling the superintendent’s seat at Katy Independent School District board meetings since July and now he will have the position in own right. At least for the time being. During their Nov. 12 meeting, Katy ISD trustees identified Gregorski as their new acting superintendent, taking over for the embattled Lance Hindt who announced his resignation in May after he was named in decades-old bullying allegations. Gregorski’s first day as acting superintendent is set for Dec. 1 while Hindt wraps up his Katy ISD career on Jan. 1. view article arw

Liberty Hill ISD Superintendent Dr. Rob Hart (center), whose retirement becomes official on Dec. 31, was presented with a signed football in recognition of his efforts to improve not only the Panther football facilities, but athletics as a whole at Liberty Hill.  view article arw


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Steve Snell could have cited any number of professional reasons why he chose to come to Liberty Hill and serve as the school district’s next superintendent. But he gave the same reason as so many parents who choose Liberty Hill as the place to educate their children. “When the job opened and my family and I started looking at it, the number one concern was that I have a son who is a freshman in high school,” he said. “In Spring Hill we have an excellent educational environment and he is well taken care of there, so my number one concern was the educational environment would have to be equal to or greater than we have in Spring Hill. From everyone I’ve talked to and everyone I’ve seen, that educational environment is there in liberty Hill, so once I was comfortable with where my son might attend school, then you start looking at the professional opportunities.” view article arw

Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson was named Public Servant of the Year by the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce during its awards banquet Thursday evening, while McLennan Community College was named corporate partner of the year, chamber President Laveda Brown said. Almost 250 people attended the ceremony held at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, where Waco Councilwoman Andrea Barefield delivered the address. The banquet also raised money for initiatives including Esther’s Closet and the Texas Minority Business Opportunity Success Series, or BOSS, Conference, Brown said. view article arw

Ector County Independent School District trustees voted 4-1 Tuesday to hire the superintendent search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates. Board President Doyle Woodall said Wednesday that he contacted the firm Tuesday night to let them know they had been selected. Woodall said they would start after Thanksgiving setting up community groups, meeting with the board and starting to “get a handle on exactly what it is the community needs and what we’re looking for.”  The item was on the agenda a couple of months ago, but Interim Superintendent Jim Nelson had just started as the tax ratification was coming up, so Woodall said the board didn’t need any distractions. view article arw

After his 90-day Listening and Learning Tour, Victoria school district superintendent Quintin Shepherd is pivoting toward action. “I think some people have come to believe that our leaders are disingenuous when they ask people to lend their voices because people don’t believe real change is going to happen, but the exact opposite is true here,” Shepherd said. “These people who will sit on these task forces will be designing the future of this district.” Shepherd announced at Thursday’s board meeting the creation of two task forces that will kick off in January as a result of the feedback he received from in-person and digital conversations. The discussions from the task forces could lead to a future bond campaign, facilities, strategic planning and education. view article arw

HENDERSON — Keith Boles, superintendent for Henderson ISD, will retire in June after the board of trustees reluctantly accepted his notice Tuesday night.  Boles was wanting to retire in December, but Board President James Holmes said trustees talked him into staying on through June 30.  “He’s done a great job for us. He’s leaving us in good shape, and we’re going to miss him, but we’re excited about the future, too,” Holmes said. view article arw

KATY, Texas - During a Katy Independent School District board meeting, trustees voted to appoint an acting superintendent Monday.  Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski will start on Dec. 1 and he will fill the position until a permanent district leader is appointed. Katy ISD former Superintendent Lance Hindt, who resigned after bullying allegations, will work closely with Gregorski and the Board until his retirement in January. view article arw

CARTHAGE — Dec. 3 is the likely day Carthage ISD trustees will name a lone superintendent finalist to replace Glenn Hambrick — assuming they find someone they want to hire from the stack of applications that have been submitted. The district’s application deadline for superintendent candidates was Friday, and Monday, trustees firmed up their search timeline by scheduling dates for the initial screening of applications for today; a first round of interviews Nov. 26, 27 and 29; and a final round of interviews Dec. 3.  Hambrick, who is retiring at the end of January, told trustees Monday he did not know how many applications the district had received. Search consultant Jim Dunlap with Arrow Educational Services is helping the district conduct its search for Hambrick’s replacement. view article arw

Spring Hill ISD trustees will interview candidates for an interim superintendent Thursday, Board President Mark White said. White said board members agreed Monday night to interview three to five candidates “from all over Texas” and take possible action Thursday afternoon after Superintendent Steve Snell accepted a new post at Liberty Hill ISD last Thursday. Snell said he wouldn’t resign from Spring Hill ISD until he’s formally hired by Liberty Hill during a meeting scheduled for Dec. 4.  The interim superintendent would ideally start Nov. 26, the Monday after the district’s Thanksgiving break, White said. view article arw

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees unanimously voted to extend the contract for Superintendent Steve Flores through 2022 in a specially called meeting Nov. 8. Flores’ contract was extended by a year and will now expire June 30, 2022, with a salary of $301,190. Flores joined RRISD in October 2013. “I appreciate the board of trustees’ unanimous vote of confidence, and I am excited about what the future holds for Round Rock ISD,” Flores said. “This is truly a special place, and it is my honor to serve the amazing students, dedicated staff and faculty, and engaged and caring parents of this district.” view article arw

The Tyler ISD superintendent will present the State of the District Address at the monthly Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. view article arw

 Mabank ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Mr. Lee Joffre, Superintendent of Italy ISD, as Lone Finalist of Mabank ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

There is nothing fair to students or parents about using a one-time multiple-choice test to label schools and districts. I shared this message recently during a community forum. To support my statement, I have included below a math question from the 2018 Third Grade STAAR test that I also shared with community members. Hakeem received 13 phone calls on Tuesday. This expression can be used to show the number of phone calls he received on Saturday: 13 x 4. view article arw

With their new superintendent expected to sign her contract in a couple of weeks, the Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees tabled several action items during Monday’s regular meeting to allow her an opportunity to give recommendations to the board before they take action. After approving consent items, a $1,750 donation from Neessen Automotive to the KISD athletics department toward a basketball tournament and a parental involvement proclamation, the board heard a partnership proposal from Corpus Christi-based Texas EMS Academy to serve as program coordinator for H.M. King High School’s emergency medical technician, or EMT, program. Earlier this year, the Kingsville ISD utilized a portion of a $1.5 million Texas Education Agency grant to expand its career and technical education programming at the high school. view article arw

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees named several new principals on Monday but it was the announcement of a new acting superintendent which is of greatest significance. Deputy Superintendent Kenneth Gregorski, who has sat in for outgoing Superintendent Lance Hindt since July, was reportedly named the acting superintendent during Monday's trustees' meeting. view article arw

After four years of leadership of Alvin ISD, Superintendent James “Buck” Gilcrease is formally submitting his intent to retire at the Nov. 13 board of trustees meeting.  “It’s been my greatest honor to be the superintendent. This is an outstanding district. There are challenges, but the challenges have been fun challenges because of the growth,” Gilcrease said.  Once the board accepts the retirement, a search process will get underway. Gilcrease said he gave the board initial notice back in September. view article arw

During a special-called meeting last Thursday, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees voted to consider internal candidates for the Superintendent of Schools position before conducting a statewide or national search. The application process for internal candidates is open and will close Friday, November 16.  view article arw

The Board of Trustees of the Ennis ISD has decided it is in the best interest of the school district to suspend their search for a new Superintendent until further notice. Details will appear on our search page. read more arw

After 32 years in public education, nine of those as Superintendent for Henderson ISD, Keith Boles has decided it is time to retire. Boles will formally offer his retirement resignation at the school board meeting on Tuesday night. In an email addressed to the district’s faculty and staff, Boles said he was making the announcement now, “in order to give our board plenty of time to search for a replacement this spring and allow time for a transition period.” view article arw

LONGVIEW — Spring Hill ISD Superintendent Steve Snell will be leaving the district next month.  Snell will take the superintendent job at Liberty Hill. Current superintendent Rob Hart is retiring in December.  At Liberty Hill's board meeting Thursday night, Snell was the lone remaining finalist for the superintendent job. view article arw

Spring Hill ISD Superintendent Steve Snell is set to leave the district after accepting an Austin-area job Thursday night. Liberty Hill ISD trustees named Snell as their lone finalist to lead their district, which is located 30 miles northwest of Austin. Liberty Hill’s current superintendent, Rob Hart, is set to retire in December. view article arw

KISD board trustees are another step closer to choosing a new superintendent.  At Monday’s special board meeting, trustees met with Joe Dan Lee, Region 7 representative for Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services.  While the trustees met privately to discuss an access control proposal, Lee publicly described the search process.  “This is one of the strongest pools I’ve seen in quite some time,” Lee said of the group of applicants. “Tonight we will work with the trustees through the process to narrow it down to six.”Lee said 78 applicants began the application process and 58 completed the process. view article arw

Spring Hill ISD trustees will consider Monday whether to select a firm for the district’s superintendent search.  Superintendent Steve Snell was named as the lone finalist Thursday for Liberty City ISD’s superintendent position. He said he would resign if he’s formally hired by the Austin-area district Dec. 4. The board also will take possible action on the hiring process for an interim superintendent. The meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. Monday in the administration building boardroom, 3101 Spring Hill Road, Longview. view article arw

The Houston ISD Board of Trustees is meeting for the first time since their interim superintendent Grenita Lathan was ousted and later reinstated. The mood and atmosphere on Thursday were much calmer than the explosive board meeting in October. view article arw

Kingsville ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Elida Bera, Deputy Superintendent of Judson ISD, as Lone Finalist of Kingsville ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw