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Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Jarod Bellar, Superintendent of Baird ISD, as Lone Finalist for Clarendon ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

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

On Tuesday, December 3rd, at a Special Called Meeting, The Devine Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Dr. Todd Grandjean as the Lone Finalist for the Superintendent’s position. Current Superintendent Scott Sostarich has announced his retirement effective the end of January, 2020. State statute requires a 21 day waiting period before both parties can execute the final contract. read more arw

The resignation of the Orangefield ISD superintendent last month was submitted amid an investigation into allegations that he harassed one or more district employees, records obtained by The Enterprise show. Stephen Patterson, who also is the current chairman of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, resigned his position with the school district on Nov. 5. In a statement that night, the school board declined to elaborate but said the resignation was “in the best interest of the district.” view article arw

After Orangefield ISD's superintendent resigned suddenly in early November, 12News reached out to request any complaints made against him. Dr. Stephen Patterson resigned from his position on Nov. 5, with Kevin Weldon stepping into the job until a permanent replacement is chosen. A news release from the district said the board wouldn't comment on the matter further when issuing a release saying the board believes his 'resignation was in the best interest of the District.' view article arw

While the person hired wouldn’t start until June 2021, Arlington is already on the hunt for its next superintendent. The Superintendent Search Committee has already formed and is in the process of searching for the next superintendent. While current Superintendent Kathy Bodie has announced she will be retiring, but not until the end of the 2020-2021 school year, committee chairman Paul Schlichtman said it is never too early to start looking. “The process does not have to be that long, the school committee could just vote on a candidate and make them the new superintendent, they have that kind of power and some towns do do that,” Schlichtman said. “Arlington has a lot of very smart people, who care about K-12 education. We want to be able to talk to teachers, staff, parents and community stakeholders through a series of focus groups and find out what they have to say.” view article arw

Jarod Bellar was named Wednesday night, December 4, as the lone finalist in the search for a new superintendent for Clarendon CISD. School trustees made that unanimous decision in a called meeting following the third and final interview in a second round of meetings with top applicants this week, according to Interim Superintendent Mike Jackson. view article arw

Mineola ISD board of trustees have narrowed down the 45 superintendent applications to six candidates. The first round of interviews was held Dec. 2, 3, and 5.  Candidates will be further narrowed down to two or three, and the second round of interviews will be held next week.  The lone finalist for the position of MISD superintendent should be announced at the Dec. 16 regular school board meeting. At such time, a 21-day period to research the finalist will be begin before a vote to hire or contract approval. view article arw

Pewitt CISD Board of Trustees has chosen Melissa Reid, Principal of New Boston ISD, as Lone Finalist for Pewitt CISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

San Vicente 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

Dr. Jody Clements has announced his retirement from public education, and his successor has been announced. Longview ISD released the following statement on Monday: view article arw

Peaster ISD hires new superintendent

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Peaster ISD board of trustees hired Lance Johnson as the new superintendent on Monday evening at the Peaster ISD Administration Building.  view article arw

White Oak ISD Superintendent Mike Gilbert made his last school board meeting Monday night. Gilbert said he has attended about 250 board meetings in his career. The 13-year superintendent will retire from the district Dec. 20. The board approved former Gladewater ISD Superintendent Mike Morrison to serve as the interim superintendent until a replacement is hired by March 1. His first day will be Jan. 6, when students return from the Christmas break. view article arw

Board approves hiring Center ISD chief Dr. James Hockeberry to fill vacancy,  Dr. Jody Clements, Longview ISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Community Relations, has announced his retirement from public education. His last day with the district will be Dec. 20th.  "I am thankful to have been a part of LISD for these last seven years," he said. "I wish the students, staff, and community all the best!" Dr. Clements came to Longview ISD in September 2012 as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative and Pupil services. In 2016, he was moved to his current role, replacing longtime LISD administrator Andrea Mayo.   view article arw

Starting Tuesday, people interested in who should replace outgoing Superintendent Warren Drake to run the East Baton Rouge Parish school system will get three chances to speak their minds publicly at a series of community forums scheduled throughout the month. The forums will be led by an Austin-based search firm hired in October at a cost of $25,000 to help find the person who will take over the state’s second largest school district when Drake retires in June after five years at the helm. view article arw

The new DeKalb County School District superintendent should be a financially savvy veteran educator able to work collaboratively with district stakeholders, according to a candidate profile prepared by the superintendent search firm.  BWP & Associates officials said the profile is the result of numerous meetings with school board members, school district officials and DeKalb residents; and online survey results. Six community forums were held last month, and BWP consultants held interviews beginning after they were selected for the job. Hundreds of people filled out the online survey or participated in the community forums, said consultant Percy Mack, also a former DeKalb County School District employee. view article arw

The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the hire of Todd Washburn as the new DSISD Superintendent at a special meeting on Nov. 21.  Washburn was named sole finalist for the position on Oct. 30. In a press release, DSISD said “he will begin his new role leading DSISD’s seven campuses immediately.” “I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve as the next superintendent of Dripping Springs ISD,” Washburn said. “I look forward to building relationships with students, staff, parents and community members as we continue to provide a personal and exceptional education for every learner."   view article arw

Sitting at a picnic table in a neighbor’s yard, Maria Campos listened to Eduardo Hernández speak mostly in English about his five-year plan to open innovation schools in the Edgewood ISD. Campos, a Spanish-speaker and mother of two, tapped the arm of a woman next to her, asking her to translate. The woman obliged. A few minutes later, Campos asked the same favor from another woman. view article arw

Kermit ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jose Lopez, Superintendent of Taft ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Kermit ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Congratulations Lloyd,- La Porte ISD Superintendent Lloyd W. Graham has announced his intent to retire. He shared his decision with the La Porte ISD Board of Trustees at its Nov. 19 meeting. read more arw

La Vernia Independent School District Superintendent Trent Lovette has resigned. District trustees voted unanimously to accept the resignation at their Nov. 18 regular meeting. The action followed a 35-minute closed session in which trustees discussed the resignation, effective Dec. 20, with legal counsel. They also addressed an investigation of unspecified accusations against Lovette, who took a medical leave of absence from his position Sept. 30. view article arw

The Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees voted unanimously Nov. 21 to approve Todd Washburn as the district’s new superintendent. Washburn, who, up until the vote, had served as associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment at Eanes ISD, was named the lone finalist by the board Oct. 30. The board was required to wait until the 21-day state-mandated had elapsed before officially hiring Washburn.  “I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve as the next superintendent of Dripping Springs ISD,” said Washburn through a statement by DSISD. “I look forward to building relationships with students, staff, parents and community members as we continue to provide a personal and exceptional education for every learner." view article arw

Brian Gottardy, the former superintendent of North East Independent School District, is under investigation by the Texas Education Agency over whether his failure to tell the agency about a 2017 incident violated a requirement to report educator misconduct, the district said. The investigation stemmed from an altercation between a middle school assistant principal and a student, who shoved each other in the school cafeteria in December 2017, according to the NEISD account.  The district opened an investigation into the assistant principal’s conduct, as is standard, and the administrator later resigned after the NEISD human resources department began the process of firing him, the district said. No one was injured but administrators also filed a report with Texas Child Protective Services, which did not find that the child was abused or neglected, the district said. For those reasons, and because the administrator was not charged with a crime, the district investigation team determined that a report to the TEA’s State Board for Educator Certification was not required, the district said. view article arw

Mansfield school trustees have selected longtime district educator Kimberley Cantu as the lone finalist for superintendent. The board named her the sole finalist Tuesday and must wait 21 days before formally hiring her under state law. Cantu is expected to be the second woman to hold the superintendent post in Mansfield. Cantu is one of two Mansfield ISD administrators named in a federal discrimination lawsuit against the district which was filed by an elementary school teacher who said she was suspended because she is gay. view article arw

The search for a new Allen ISD superintendent is officially on, as School Board President Amy Gnadt recently outlined a timetable for the selection, a district release states. The Allen ISD Board of Trustees voted Nov. 11 to approve a superintendent job description and open the position to internal candidates. view article arw

The Board of Trustees has selected Kevin Weldon as the Interim Superintendent effective November 21, 2019 to lead the district while a search for a permanent superintendent is conducted.  Mr. Weldon has several years of experience as a superintendent and the Board is confident he will provide effective leadership for the district during this transition period. There will be a “Meet and Greet” for Weldon, today, Thursday, Nov. 21 from 3:45 – 4:45pm in the High School cafeteria.  All employees and community members are welcome to attend. view article arw

The Dripping Springs school board signed a 3.5-year, $207,000 contract with newly hired Superintendent Todd Washburn. The 7,216-student district made it official Thursday night after waiting the state-mandated 21-day period since the board named Washburn lone finalist for the position last month. Washburn’s contract runs through June 30, 2023. view article arw

Danbury ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Nancy Sandlin, Superintendent of Buckholts ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Danbury ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Todd Washburn, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment of Eanes ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Dripping Springs ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page. read more arw

Mineola ISD school board held a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, to review and discuss resumes received for the superintendent position. The board has received resumes from 45 applicants, exceeding the expectations of 30-40. To give an absent board member a chance to review the applications, the board did not decide on who or how many they will be interviewing.  view article arw

The Farmersville Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday night on a timetable for its selection of a superintendent to succeed Jeff Adams, who plans to retire at the end of the current academic year. view article arw

The Nacogdoches ISD board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday to hire Arrow Educational Services to search for interim Superintendent Alton Frailey’s replacement.  Arrow Educational Services presented to the board during an agenda review meeting Monday. In the past 21 years, the company has found and placed 170 superintendents in Texas school districts. “It’s time. This district deserves a superstar,” said Arrow Educational Services executive Russell Marshall on Monday. “I think this is still the great district that it has always been. I feel like I have the knowledge of East Texas and of Nacogdoches. What you want is someone wearing your brand. Someone bleeding that black and gold.”By Nathan Wicker nathan.wicker@dailysentinel.com read more arw

La Vernia school district Superintendent Trent Lovette will leave his post effective Dec. 20, KSAT reported. A high school cheerleader accused Lovette of inappropriately touching her at a football game this season, and school board trustees met in executive session Monday night to discuss Lovette’s future with the district. view article arw

Mike Gilbert has one month left as the superintendent of White Oak ISD before his retirement. For trustees of the district, the search for his replacement is on. view article arw