Claycomb Associates, Architects

The Onalaska ISD superintendent who said "you can't count on a black quarterback" has resigned, calling his comments "wrong and inappropriate" in a letter addressed to the school board president. Lynn Redden, who made the comment Monday morning on the Chron.com Facebook page in reference to Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, submitted his resignation letter to the school board Saturday. view article arw

1. Consider accepting the resignation of Dr. Glenn Hambrick, retiring from Carthage ISD as Superintendent of Schools  2. Consider hiring Arrow Educational Services, Inc. for Superintendent search  3. Discuss the process and timelines for the Superintendent search view article arw

While the district’s primary focus is on building two new middle schools, officials are already thinking about how they could repurpose some of existing buildings. “We’re really excited about announcing to the community what our plan is for Lobo Lane,” said Superintendent Daniel Gallagher. Zellers is currently being used for Little Elm ISD’s central office. The plan is to reopen it as an elementary school. The building was previously used in that capacity, but closed in 2013 under the previous administration. view article arw

KISD is one step closer to finding a new, permanent superintendent.  At a special board meeting Monday, board members met and interviewed representatives from three firms specializing in finding qualified superintendency candidates: the Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services, Arrow Educational Services, Inc., and Education Solutions & Services.  Each representative was allotted 30 minutes to deliver a presentation and be interviewed by trustees in closed session. Board president Reggie Henson said the decision to employ Joe Dan Lee from TASB was inspired in part by Lee being a local who knows the area well. view article arw

Houston ISD trustees voted Thursday to begin a national search for a permanent superintendent, while also voting to postpone a previously undiscussed proposal to make Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan the district's leader through September 2019. The two votes mean Lathan will, for now, continue to lead HISD for the indefinite future. Lathan, the district's former chief academic officer, was elevated to interim superintendent in March after Richard Carranza abruptly left the district to become chancellor of New York City public schools.  A timetable for the search will be established in the coming weeks. view article arw

After 16 years as a Conroe ISD educator, Curtis Null was appointed the district’s new superintendent of schools, following the retirement of former Superintendent Don Stockton in June. The son of two educators, Null originally began his college career pursuing a a pharmacy technician degree. However, Null said he quickly realized he was meant to follow in this parents’ footsteps and graduated with a master’s degree in sports medicine instead. He began his career in education in 2000 as an athletic trainer and teacher at The Woodlands High School before becoming assistant principal at Knox Junior High School, principal at Peet Junior High School, principal at Conroe High School and eventually deputy superintendent of schools. view article arw

 Dallas ISD Deputy Superintendent Israel Cordero has resigned from his position, the district confirmed to CBS 11. view article arw

Flores to leave Palacios ISD

September 2108:29 AM
 

Palacios ISD will be looking for a new superintendent after South San Antonio ISD tabbed Dr. Alexandro Flores as its lone finalist for its superintendent’s post last week.  Flores has been tabbed to replace Abelardo Saaverdra, who is retiring after serving South San for the past four years. The news that Flores is leaving Palacios came as a surprise to Palacios ISD Board President Stephen Stuhrenberg. view article arw

Kilgore 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 searches page as things progress. read more arw

Irving ISD superintendent resigns

September 2008:29 AM
 

The Irving Independent School District’s superintendent is gone and no one is publicly saying why. The school board accepted Superintendent Jose Parra’s resignation Monday night. view article arw

IRVING -- Irving ISD's Superintendent Jose Parra abruptly resigned Monday without a public explanation, ending his four-year tenure at the high-poverty, heavily Hispanic school district effective Friday. Parra will remain a district employee until March 31 to help with the transition, according to a voluntary separation agreement that wasn't made public Monday night. B view article arw

The superintendent of a small town school district north of Lake Livingston is in hot water after his social media post questioned the ability of Texans' quarterback Deshaun Watson because he is black. Lynn Redden, the superintendent of the Onalaska school district, posted on the Houston Chronicle's Facebook page, "You can't count on a black quarterback." Referencing the final seconds of the Texans' loss to Tennessee, in which Watson held onto the ball, Redden posted, "That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I've seen in the NFL," and "When you need precision decision making you can't count on a black quarterback." view article arw

An investigation into the spending of $25,000 in public funds on gift cards at Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System found that the purchase was a "technical infraction" that wasn't "egregious." The Michigan Department of Education will request that the academy submit an action plan to address the investigation's findings, according to a news release from the MDE.  view article arw

Balmorhea ISD Board of Trustees has chosen John Massey, Former Superintendent of Dalhart ISD,  as Lone Finalist of Balmorhea ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Seminole County’s school superintendent earned top marks in his annual evaluation this year, winning praise from Seminole County School Board members who called him as a strong leader who hasn’t forgotten his time in the classroom. Walt Griffin’s “highly effective” evaluation, discussed by the board this month, earned him a bonus of nearly $12,000. view article arw

KILGORE — Trustees for Kilgore ISD plan to interview several search firms Monday in pursuit of a permanent superintendent.  The board convened in closed session Wednesday to review search firm applications but took no action in open session. Interim Superintendent Mike Morrison said trustees will interview the firms during a special-called meeting tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday. view article arw

CARTHAGE — Carthage ISD Superintendent Glenn Hambrick has announced his intent to retire, effective Jan. 19. Trustees will consider accepting Hambrick’s resignation at a future school board meeting, the district said. Hambrick has been superintendent at Carthage ISD since 2008, coming to the district from Elkhart Independent School District in Elkhart.  In a letter submitted to school board officials Monday evening, Hambrick wrote it was his honor to serve as superintendent for Carthage ISD. view article arw

A panel of school board members recently selected Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Superintendent Robin Ryan as the Region 11 Superintendent of the Year for 2018. A state winner from the regional winners will be announced Sept. 28. Ryan has served GCISD as superintendent for nearly seven years. His experience in education spans more than 30 years, serving as a teacher and coach in Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Graham ISDs; a principal in Carroll ISD and GCISD; and chief academic officer and area superintendent in Dallas ISD. view article arw

Although she did not attend any schools in the Mission CISD, Dr. Carolina Perez says that the root of her educational upbringing at home came from the school district she has recently been named superintendent of. view article arw

DAMON — Superintendent Donald Rhodes could be placed on personal leave next week depending on the outcome of a special meeting of Damon ISD’s board of trustees Monday. The board posted notice of the special meeting Friday morning. Both of the agenda’s action items regard the district’s top administrator, including the approval of a request for personal leave from Rhodes and the possible appointment of an acting superintendent. view article arw

After 16 years as Mabank ISD's superintendent, Dr. Russell Marshall will end his education career at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.  He plans on continuing working at his search firm. Marshall has been a head hunter for school superintendents long before he became known as the top educator in Mabank.  Marshall is leaving behind what some have called a legacy of unmatched leadership. He is well-known in the education arena, but few people understand how sensitive he is.  “I cry at movies,” he said. view article arw

The superintendent one of Dallas’ oldest and largest charter schools stepped down Tuesday, four days after the school released financial records to the CBS 11 News I-Team. Laura Mimms’ resignation from A.W. Brown Leadership Academies comes after the publically funded charter school turned over to CBS 11 credit card statements from the school’s top officials in response to the I-Team’s public open records requests. view article arw

SAN ANTONIO - Dr. Alexandro M. Flores has been named the lone finalist in the race for the South San Antonio Independent School District’s superintendent position.  The board of trustees voted unanimously on the decision Tuesday. view article arw

Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has been good for South San, one of the school districts in Bexar County that’s been bleeding students and already-scarce tax revenue for years. Under Saavedra, South San’s school have improved overall and the district has worked its way out of state conservatorship.  But as he prepares to retire, big challenges – including a yawning budget gap – are piling up for the next superintendent. It’s not an enviable position. Apart from those obstacles, the new superintendent will likely be held to a higher standard because of Saavedra’s performance.  view article arw

The Roby CISD Board of Trustees has chosen Keith Cook, High School Principal of Bangs ISD, as Lone Finalist of Roby CISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

The area school district was among those to start the year under new leadership as the board of trustees recently hired Carolina “Carol” Perez as the new superintendent. Perez returned to the Rio Grande Valley this summer to lead the district her father attended as a child, after former superintendent Ricardo Lopez left the district in 2017 to lead the Garland school district near Dallas. Perez was born in Monterrey, Mexico, but raised her entire life in the Valley where she attended school and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the then University of Texas Pan American, now UTRGV. She later attained her doctorate degree in education from Texas A&M Kingsville. view article arw

With a week under his belt, Ector ISD Interim Superintendent Jim Nelson has at least three goals this academic year. “I will consider this year a success if we make progress academically, if the TRE passes and if at the end of the school year (the board has) been able to name a really good superintendent to take over,” he said. view article arw

South San Antonio ISD’s board interviewed five finalists this week to replace outgoing Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra, according to the district’s consultant.  Thirty-two people from eight states applied for the position and submitted videos answering questions provided by search firm JG Consulting, owner James Guerra said. The board interviewed three candidates Wednesday and two Thursday night during closed meetings at Palo Alto College. view article arw

Northwest superintendent sets a good example - js - I've seen some wacky things from school board members. I've seen them fall under the spell of their superintendent so hard they forget their oversight role.  Seen them unanimously rubber stamp major proposals without asking a question. Even seen them make sure their own children don't get punished for school infractions. But I've never seen anything like what happened in Northwest ISD, which stretches from Roanoke all the way west to Boyd. At 234 square miles, it's one of the largest school districts in North Texas and growing at a rate of more than a thousand new students a year. view article arw

 Albany ISD Board of Trustees is searching for an exceptionally qualified superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

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

Austin — Five public school administrators from across Texas were selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award. 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. The 2018 finalists are Mark Porterie, Port Arthur ISD, Region 5; Tim Harkrider, Willis ISD, Region 6; Kenneth Border, Shallowater ISD, Region 17; Juan Martinez, Clint ISD, Region 19; and Brian Woods, Northside ISD-Bexar County, Region 20. view article arw

South San Antonio Independent School District’s board of trustees has identified five finalists as possible replacements for retiring Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra. Thirty-two people applied for the superintendent’s job from eight states, including Texas, said consultant James Guerra, who is helping the school board with its search. The board is scheduled to interview the finalists Wednesday and Thursday night at Palo Alto College in the Performing Arts Building. view article arw

Following a closed session, the Ector Prep Success Academy Network Board of Directors approved a salary and benefits for its superintendent Robert Bleisch and received an enrollment update. The board also approved applying to the Texas Education Agency for the optional flexible day school program that will allow the in-district charter school to bring students in on Saturdays who are at risk. The board also chose its president, treasurer and secretary Tuesday during its meeting at Ector College Prep Success Academy, formerly Ector Middle School. view article arw

The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) held their annual Professional Development Conference July 30 — Aug. 3 in Lubbock, Texas. Agricultural science teachers spent the week attending professional development workshops, training classes and general sessions with motivational speakers to enhance their current teaching methods and keep up with the latest curriculum developments in agricultural education and technology. view article arw