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(Austin)—Regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award have been announced. 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. Regional superintendents of the year nominated by regional selection committees are the following: read more arw

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees decided to contact four companies that submitted proposals to search for a new superintendent to present their pitches. Superintendent Tom Crowe announced his retirement in May, effective Dec. 22. Last month, trustees sent a request for proposal to potential search firms and received four responses. view article arw

BEN BOLT – Ben Bolt - Palito Blanco Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Mike A. Barrera as the lone finalist for the superintendent position at its July 3 meeting. Dr. Barrera is an able administrator, former classroom teacher, and tested leader. He is currently the Assistant Superintendent for District Operations at McAllen Independent School District. view article arw

After an executive decision, the Marlin Independent School District Board had no announcements or comments about the superintendent's contract on Wednesday. The Marlin ISD Board of Managers called for a special meeting to discuss the superintendent's contract. The district has been on the state's improvement required list for six years, longer than any other district on the list. It had its accreditation temporarily revoked by the state, but has a year to improve. view article arw

Roby CISD Superintendent Heath Dickson is just over a week away from beginning his new job. Dickson is the lone finalist for superintendent at Post ISD, and he said Tuesday he will take over the position July 19. view article arw

No action has been taken on the contract of Marlin ISD Superintendent Michael Seabolt.  For reasons yet to be released, the school board held a special meeting Wednesday night to review Seabolt's contract.  Board members were tight-lipped about what was discussed behind closed doors with Texas Education Agency representative A.J. Crabill, reading only a prepared statement to the crowd which provided little information except that there would be a future meeting on the subject. view article arw

The Cisco ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Ryan Stelle, Assistant Superintendent from Brookshire Royal ISD, as Lone Finalist of Cisco ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

The Veribest ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Mr. Ryder Appleton, Director of Career and Technical Education- Curriculum & Instruction of Abilene ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Veribest ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress read more arw

The Rocksprings ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Daron Worrell, Middle School Principal of Sonora ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Rocksprings ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress read more arw

The Bandera ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Jerry D. Hollingsworth, Associate Superintendent of Educational Operations at Burleson ISD, as Lone Finalist of Bandera ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

The Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Mark Estrada; Assistant Superintendent of  Curriculum and Instruction of Lockhart ISD; as the district’s new superintendent for Lockhart ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress read more arw

The New Boston ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Brian Bobbitt; Superintendent of Malta ISD; as Lone Finalist of New Boston ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Fort Sam Houston Independent School District’s board of trustees has chosen Gary Bates, superintendent of a small district outside of Houston, to be its next district leader. The board is expected to officially approve Bates hiring on July 26.On Twitter, Bates said he was “extremely humbled and blessed” to be selected for the new role. view article arw

The Ennis Independent School District is in the middle of a very important transition. Former Superintendent John Chapman recently left to take a job with Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, meaning Ennis is without a head administrator. That should change at Tuesday’s school board meeting when the EISD trustees are expected to appoint Lloyd Treadwell to the post on an interim basis. view article arw

Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt will no longer be sitting in with the district’s board of trustees during its upcoming board meetings. In his place, Katy ISD Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski will preside over the meetings. Gregorski is expected to join the trustees at their meeting July 16. view article arw

Spring Branch ISD Superintendent Scott R. Muri, Ed.D., has been named as one of four new members of Chiefs for Change, a bipartisan network of state and school district chiefs that represents some of the nation’s boldest and most innovative education leadership. Chiefs for Change, a 3-year-old nonprofit group, includes a diverse group of leaders who believe that every child deserves a high-quality education and pathways to college and meaningful degrees. Members lead public educational systems serving more than 7 million students, 435,000 teachers and 14,000 schools. view article arw

Congratulations to our superintendent, Dr. Mark Henry, for representing @Region4ESC in the @tasbnews Superintendent of the Year program!  view article arw

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in a special meeting in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. view article arw

Breckenridge ISD Superintendent Tim Seymore has been nominated for Superintendent of the Year. The Texas Association of School Boards said that the 20 candidates "are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance and commitment to public involvement in education." According to his LinkedIn page, Seymore, a graduate of Angelo State University, has been the superintendent in Breckenridge since December of 2014. view article arw

The superintendent of Mercedes ISD was chosen as the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for Region One, and now he is a nominee for the same award at the state level by the Texas Association of School Boards, according to a TASB news release issued Friday. Daniel Treviño Jr., a Mercedes native, was selected regional superintendent of the year by a regional selection committee. He was selected from a pool of superintendents across Hidalgo, Starr, Cameron, Willacy, Webb, Zapata and Jim Hogg counties. view article arw

The LISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously at a special called meeting Tuesday morning to formally hire Mark Estrada as the district’s new superintendent of schools. The Board named Estrada as lone finalist to lead the fast-growth school district at a meeting on June 11, kicking off a required 21-day waiting period before formally hiring the lone finalist view article arw

Katy ISD parents and community members can expect to see a new face sitting with the board of trustees starting July 16. The district in early July confirmed with Community Impact Newspaper that KISD Deputy Superintendent Kenneth Gregorski will preside over future board meetings while Superintendent Lance Hindt continues focusing on other initiatives for the district. The district did not provide a timeframe for how long Gregorski will fill in for Hindt. view article arw

Outgoing Katy ISD Superintendent Lance Hindt, who recently announced his plans to resign amid controversy over decades-old bullying allegations, won’t be sitting with the district’s board of trustees for coming meetings. Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski will preside over future board meetings “until further notice,” district officials said Thursday. They said Hindt, who will remain in the district’s top job until the end of the year, will focus on special large-scale projects including modifying Katy ISD’s attendance boundaries and the rollout of a strategic design plan. view article arw

An apparent delay in extending Goose Creek CISD Superintendent Randy O’Brien’s contract might indicate trouble for the district’s chief executive, prompting some to come to his defense. O’Brien is currently in a three-year contract set to expire in June. This was the result of a contract extension he received in 2016, the only extension granted since he took over as superintendent in 2015. The board is currently in the process of evaluating O’Brien, something they do annually. In the past, this is usually a done deal by the time the board passes a budget, as they did in June. But the apparent delay is making some wonder.   view article arw

Northside ISD superintendent Dr. Brian Woods has been nominated for Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Woods became superintendent in July 2012, but his career at Northside began in 1992 when started teaching social studies at Marshall High School, He also taught U.S. government, economics, and U.S. history. In 1998, Woods helped open O’Connor High School as an Assistant Principal. He became Vice Principal at Clark High School in 2000, and in 2004 he was named the school’s Principal.  view article arw

Jarrell Independent School District Superintendent Bill Chapman was named Superintendent of the Year for Region 13 Thursday. Regional Superintendent of the Year winners will go on to compete for the title of state Superintendent of the Year. The annual program is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards and is designed to recognize accomplishments and excellence in educational leadership. view article arw

Shallowater Independent School District Superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Border, was selected as the 2018 Region 17 Education Service Center Superintendent of the Year. Since 1984, the Texas Association of School Boards has sponsored the Superintendent of the Year program. The purpose of the award program is to honor outstanding administrators for achievement and excellence in public school administration. These school leaders exhibit exemplary and visionary leadership toward improving student performance. view article arw

One local superintendent is being praised for her efforts in West Texas. Dr. Denise Shetter, superintendent at Kermit ISD, is on the short list for Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards.  view article arw

After teaching for 40 years, Robert Criswell retired – for the first time. It didn’t stick. Criswell, Paradise ISD’s superintendent from 1999 to 2009, spent the past nine years training three different superintendents and stepping up to fill the head role himself in between new hires. Now that new Superintendent Paul Uttley is settled in, Criswell is going to try to retire. Again.  “I retired in ’09, and I haven’t been off yet,” Criswell said. “I’m going to take a day off.” view article arw

Bobby Ott wants to be the school superintendent that Temple both wants and needs.  Ott, who has already been running the Temple Independent School District while outgoing Superintendent Robin Battershell takes the last of her vacation time, will have his first official day at the head of the district Monday. view article arw

Dr. David Vroonland was recognized as the 2018 Region 10 Superintendent of the Year during a special ceremony near Austin on June 26."At Region 10 and across north Texas, we know David to be a dedicated, hard-working professional who continually strives to improve the quality of education for all students,” said Region 10 Executive Director Gordon Taylor. “He is a remarkable chief education officer for the team he leads, and we’re proud to shine a light on his service to the students, families and citizens of Mesquite ISD, as well as to his fellow educators." view article arw

The Vega ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Mr. Jody Johnson, Superintendent of Texline ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Vega ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

The Post ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Mr. Heath Dickson, Superintendent of Roby ISD, as Lone Finalist of Post ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Thursday night, at a special board meeting, the Kemp ISD Board of Trustees announced Odem-Edroy ISD Superintendent, Dr. Lisa A. Gonzales, as the lone finalist for the superintendent position. view article arw

The Rusk ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Mr. Grey Burton, Associate Superintendent of Nacogdoches ISD, as the Lone Finalist for Rusk ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw